DESCRIPTION: (from RHI Entertainment's press release, April 2009) Keep the fear going through the weekend, with "Mask of the Ninja" on Spike on Sunday, April 26 at 10 PM. In a heavily wooded private estate in the Malibu Hills, the calm of the Pacific hideaway of millionaire CEO Kenji Takeo and his daughter, Miko is shattered by a meticulously planned stealth attack by a masked band of ninja assassins. In a flash, Takeo's guards are killed, the mansion is overtaken, Takeo is killed, and Miko is left for dead. Arriving at the bloody scene is Detective Jack Barrett (Casper Van Dien, Starship Troopers) who encounters Miko (Kristy Wu, Buffy the Vampire Slayer)the only living witness. In a state of shock, she repeats only one word like an eerie mantra: kokushibyu. In her native language, it means Black Death. The next attack is at Takeo's high-tech company, where Barrett discovers the link between Takeo's death and the "curse" a secret code for biological warfare encrypted somewhere within Takeo Industries. Sought after by the ninjas, the puzzle reaches back to World War II, where a weaponized plague was developed and used against thousands of citizens. It is now perfected and ready to be unleashed. Unbeknownst to her, Miko is the only person who has the code to gain access to its secrets. Now, time is running out to save herself and to destroy the new weapon.