• John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars (2001)

John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars

Release Date: August 24th, 2001

DVD Release Date: December 4th, 2001

R |1 hr 37 min

Plot Summary

Long inhabited by human settlers, the Red Planet has become the manifest destiny of an over-populated Earth. Nearly 640,000 people now live and work all over Mars, mining the planet for its abundant natural resources. But one of those mining operations has uncovered a deadly mother lode: a long-dormant Martian civilization whose warriors are systematically taking over the bodies of human intruders.

Cast: Ice Cube , Natasha Henstridge, Jason Statham, Clea Duvall, Pam Grier, Joanna Cassidy, Richard Cetrone, Rosemary Forsyth

Director: John Carpenter

Genres: Horror , Thriller , Science Fiction

Production Co: Screen Gems, Storm King Productions

Distributors: Screen Gems

Keywords: Survival, Tense, Mystery, Deception, Police station, Police officer

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    A brawny space opera, transplanting the conventions of Western, cop and martial arts films to the Red Planet. show more

  • 38
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    While this cheesy, heavy-metal melange of horror, space hooey and cowboy shoot-'em-ups isn't exactly dull, it isn't anything to write home about either. show more

  • 63
    Michael WilmingtonChicago Tribune

    Carpenter writes his own scripts -- here with past collaborator Larry Sulkis -- and their "Ghosts" screenplay lacks the density, character and humor of a Hollywood genre classic. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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