Our movie begins with a violent boxing match, and that’s always good. Our story involves a boxing manager who is out to take revenge for his brother’s Thai opponent, a huge hulk of a boxer. In the way, he falls in with a gang of Buddhist monks who tell him that his family is cursed. For this reason, he decides to train with the monks to become the ultimate supermonk, and challenge not only the evil Thai boxer, but a gang of evil monks who want nothing more than to destroy the man’s soul, in every which way possible.
If you’re not a fan of Asian horror films, then you’ll see a lot of stuff here for the first time. While the acting is pretty typical for this kind of film, and the plot nothing more than your typical revenge scenario, it’s in the production values that the movie shines. It’s all top notch, thanks to some Shaw Brothers money, with huge sets being built to represent Buddhist temples and plains of battle for the monks on both sides. But of course, it’s all about the crazy and gross special effects. For the first supernatural battle, we get to see our evil witch doctor summon killer bats, reanimated gator skulls, and the piece-de-resistance, his own head separates from his body and tries to strangle our hero with it’s innards. You’ll look amazed and wide-mouthed many times while you watch this. And this is just the first match!
In revenge against the death of the first evil monk, three other evil monks bring to life an ‘alligator woman’, who’s creation and birth process is so repugnant I dare not spoil it for those who haven’t seen it, to kill the boxer’s brother. First it blinds him during the revenge match, which the good guy wins miraculously. Sadly the monk had sex during his stay in the city, which diminishes his powers. The final battle will take place at a Buddhist temple in Nepal, where even Buddha himself will take an appearance to fight the forces of darkness. The final battle is truly awesome, as the half-nude gator woman and the Buddha exchange and fire each other with their different powers. The gator woman’s meltdown is pretty badass, and I don’t think I’ve ever seen as many worms in any other movie as I have in this one. Add to all this a scene where a man melts down and starts forming bubbles in his body, and the Thai boxer’s scene where he begins to vomit eels, and you’ve got yourself one helluva crazy movie. It’s a horror movie that goes so over the top, it has to be seen to be believed. Highly recommended.