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Ghosts of Mars

GENE

 SNICK

 GORDY

Gene the Barber

Snick the Sidekick

Gordie the Barber

GHOSTS OF MARS

 

 

I liked the eerie sci-fi effects of this movie. It's almost like an old-time western, set on the planet Mars with high-tech equipment.

You should be familiar with John Carpenter's style of directing; otherwise you might be shocked at the slice and dice scenes in this flick.

You have bad guys and good guys facing off with each other, then a strange twisting climax both sides have to deal with.

It's not a hard film to follow. and is just loaded with blood & gore and fast, swift comic book action. Oh, I forgot to add, a little horror.

What starts out with a good premise, quickly turns into a pointless bloodbath of excessive violence, as Martian spirits invade and turn humans into zombie-like killing machines.

It's a sort of Twilight Zone meets the Thriller video in the Martian city of Chryse.

It's tough to say which is higher, the body count or the amount of people who walked out during the showing of this movie.

Extremely disappointing.

John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars is about a Mars cop who's trying to bring back a killer from a colony, when the squad encounters demons.

The film has a series of flashbacks; some are flashbacks within flashbacks.

By the time each actor tells his or her story, the movie loses its rate of motion and becomes messy.


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