[adrotate banner=”1″]Scarlet Samurai: Incarnation comes from the mind of Tara Cardinal, who stars, co-wrote, and co-directed the film. It’s her second feature after Legend of the Red Reaper, one of the films we mentioned in the 69 Must See Flicks from The American Film Market post. If you are a fan of complicated plots involving twin sisters and Chinese vampires, then Scarlet Samurai: Incarnation is made for you! Also if you like women running around with swords kicking lots of butt, then Scarlet Samurai: Incarnation is also made for you! The trailer looks like some good clean bloody fun and there are dudes in rubber monster masks, which is always a sign of a film I will watch. The real reason to watch will be the fantasy action sequences, and hopefully Scarlet Samurai: Incarnation will deliver with some fun fighting.
So let’s check the plot synopsis:
Scarlet Samurai: Incarnation is the second super hero movie from the twisted fantasies of Tara Cardinal. Produced by Hollywood martial artist Sean Wyn and New York horror guru David Williams, it’s a new Asian-inspired horror/action feature..
Five reckless college kids on an urban archaeological expedition uncover a preternatural evil, and discover only a legend can fight a myth..
Almost a century ago, the Buffalo Central Terminal was cursed. Eighty years (and 922 missing persons) later, we find Ikari trying to follow in her (missing) father’s archaeological footsteps. But Ikari–a part Chinese, part Japanese, half Jewish lesbian–has problems. She’s suicidal, her girlfriend dumped her, she’s failing her classes, she’s about to lose her scholarship, her twin sister Feng is a samurai with supernatural abilities, and, on top of it all, she still lives with her Jewish mother (Maria Olsen).
To keep Ikari and his other students from failing, Professor Harrison sends them on a quick “in and out” field expedition to the Terminal. Along for what should be a fast and fun exploration are Ikari’s best friend and gay fashion photographer Michael, goth martial artist Tavy, mild-mannered T.A. Lindsey, and Ikari’s recently estranged ex-girlfriend Becks. But Ikari has other ideas… obsessed with her father’s research and trying desperately, if not comically, to get her blonde, beautiful, and cold ex-girlfriend back, she unknowingly leads the team deeper and deeper into the ominous 17-story building…
…and right into the lair of the Jiang Shi.
Considered by Western Culture to be a myth, the zombie-like Jiang Shi is an undead demon that sucks Chi (the life force) from its victims while torturing, raping, and paralyzing them with its venomous claws. And now it is after them.
Samurai-in-training Feng, psychically linked to her twin sister Ikari, races to the Terminal to save Ikari and her friends from the Jiang Shi and its endless horde of undead minions. To defeat the mythical creature Ikari and Feng will have to join forces to become a legend. Because it takes a Legend to fight a Myth.