John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars

John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars
John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars
  • R
  • 1h 38m
  • 2001
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From John Carpenter, the master of horror behind 1998's hit John Carpenter's Vampires and classics like The Thing and Halloween, comes a sci-fi thriller full of explosive action and bone-chilling suspense. Natasha Henstridge (Species) is Melanie Ballard, a headstrong police lieutenant on Mars in the year 2025. Humans have been colonizing and mining on the red planet for some time, but when Ballard and her squad are sent to a remote region to apprehend the dangerous criminal James "Desolation" Williams, played by Ice Cube (Three Kings), they discover that he's the least of their worries. The mining operations have unleashed a deadly army of Martian spirits who take over the bodies of humans and won't stop until they destroy all invaders of their planet. With a stellar cast including Pam Grier (Jackie Brown), Jason Statham (Snatch) and Clea Duvall (The Faculty), as well as explosive special effects, John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars is an intergalactic terror fest like you've never seen.
© 2001 Screen Gems, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Critics Consensus: John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars is not one of Carpenter's better movies, filled as it is with bad dialogue, bad acting, confusing flashbacks, and scenes that are more campy than scary.
Village Voice
Michael Atkinson

Written, directed, and edited with the offhand shoddiness of a day worker thinking about his eveni...

June 16, 2017
Mr. Showbiz
Cody Clark

Someday we're all going to look back on this one and l-a-a-a-augh.

June 16, 2017
Entertainment Weekly
Bruce Fretts

The acting is so pallid that you're never sure the cast members quite get the jokes.

June 16, 2017
Washington Post
Rita Kempley

Schlocky, sluggish shoot-'em-up.

June 16, 2017
Seattle Times
Mark Rahner

A flawed but worthy effort from an auteur whose near-misses are more entertaining than many others...

June 16, 2017
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Sci-Fi, Action, Horror
  • Release Date:August 24, 2001
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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