Ghosts of MarsAugust 24, 2001
A story of human colonists on Mars who must be rescued after becoming possessed by vengeful Martian ghosts.
Release Year: 2001
Rating: 4.8/10 (25,446 voted)
Critic's Score: 35/100
Stars: Natasha Henstridge, Ice Cube, Pam Grier
200 years in the future a Martian police unit is dispatched to transport a dangerous prisoner from a mining outpost back to justice. But when the team arrives they find the town deserted and some of the inhabitants possessed by the former inhabitants of the planet.
Writers: Larry Sulkis, John Carpenter
Lieutenant Melanie Ballard
Sgt Jericho Butler
Commander Helena Braddock
Big Daddy Mars
Rodney A. Grant
Wanda De Jesus
Terror is the same on any planet
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Release Date: 24 August 2001
Filming Locations: Los Angeles, California, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $3,804,452
(26 August 2001)
(23 September 2001)
Did You Know?
In a 2006 interview, Ice Cube nominated this as the worst movie he had appeared in, calling it "unwatchable in many ways. John Carpenter really let us down with the special effects on that one – it looked like something out of a film from 1979".
When Ballard breaks free from Williams' grip, the knife at her throat can clearly be seen to bend with her neck rather than slice a gaping wound in it.
That's the second time I've saved your life.
Yeah, run a tab.
you're all missing the point
Carpenter's films tend to age like fine wine. When they're released,
they're lamblasted by critics and fans. Ten years later, they're
for instance, "The Thing", "Big Trouble in Little China", "They Live",
"Prince of Darkness" — and "Ghost of Mars" is no exception. This is a
tremendously entertaining film that shouldn't be viewed as a horror film,
but rather, as a tongue-in-cheek western, in the vain of the Spaghetti
Westerns. You all have to pull your heads out and watch this film
again…in about nine years. I'll bet you'll say, "You know what, that
a hell of a lot of fun." In the meantime, get off Carpenter's