Fight or Die: Dark TMNT Fan Film Finds Casey Jones Up Against His Greatest Enemy

I bet you never thought you’d see Casey Jones again, right? Neither did I. While the character has always existed in the comic books and animated series, the masked, baseball bat wielding New Yorker first portrayed by actor Elias Koteas has only appeared live in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990) as a vigilante and April O’Neil’s love interest. Well, that’s about to change because fan film-maker extraordinaire Chris R. Notarile has resurrected the lovable brute and given him his own ten minute short film titled My Name is Casey Jones.

Now played by Brian C. Chenworth, My Name is Casey Jones sees the title character track down and fight the man (Sam Bayaraa) responsible for killing his father. During their bloody confrontation, viewers get glimpses into conversations Casey and April O’Neil (Tess Sperenza) had in regards to this vendetta. Now, in a dark alley, one way or another, Casey’s pain is about to come to an end. But, is he skilled enough to take down his enemy or is he in way over his head? My Name is Casey Jones is written and directed by Chris R. Notarile, who describes the short as “extremely realistic and brutal.”

Find Blinky Productions’ latest short film below. It’s expertly stunt/fight choreographed, mentions The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and other iconic characters, and truly feels like something shot in the 90’s.

Written by Michael Therkelsen

(Senior Editor)