Justin Timpane’s “Ninjas vs. Zombies” is not to be confused with the 1987 movie “Ninja vs. Zombie”, or 1997’s “Zombie Ninja Gangbangers”, or even 2004’s “Vampires vs. Zombies”. This is, er, zombieS versus ninjaS. You know, plural? Anyways, it’s a low-budget horror-comedy (Yes, another one) set in the world of ninjas, zombies, and magic. Or is that magic, zombies, and ninjas? Since, you know, the magic creates the zombies, which in turn spurs on the appearance of the ninjas. But I digress.
Here’s how the creators of the film describes it via their Official Site:
NVZ: Ninjas Vs. Zombies – an Action / Horror / Comedy. Slated for release in 2008, NVZ has been called “An episode of ‘Friends’ meets ‘Spider Man’, with a side of Jackie Chan. Oh.. and then bloodthirsty Zombies show up and start eating everybody.”
Seven friends, struggling with late 20s, early 30’s life, find themselves in terrifying danger when a long-dead loved one is magically resurrected and starts devouring souls. To make matters worse, three of them have been granted the power of the Ninja, and now must lead the fight against a power they cannot hope to vanquish. If they fail, the undead will overrun their little town, and maybe the world.
Sho Kosugi never had this kind of problem.
The film stars a bunch of people you have never heard of, and the trailer for it is below. The opening comedy bit is funny, and I’ve been looking for a low-budget zombie horror-comedy for a while now ever since “Hide and Creep” surprised me by being, you know, not sucky.