15 certificateGhosts of Mars is a Film programme that first aired in 2001 and has been classified a 15 certificate.

Ghosts of Mars is a 3 star programme

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Ghosts of Mars (2001)

Directed by
Johnny Carpenter

At the Martian town of Chryse City, a train pulls in with one passenger: tough cop Melanie Ballard (Natasha Henstridge). She was a member of a team sent to a small mining community to bring back convicted killer Desolation Williams (Ice Cube). She's called in front of a court of enquiry, and John Carpenter's chilling sci-fi horror goes into flashback as she tells her story...

Arriving at the mining camp, Ballard and her team find it empty but for corpses. Then they find a lone survivor who tells them what's happened: mining revealed a doorway that released the ghosts of the long-dead original inhabitants, who invaded the bodies of the humans, turning them into zomboid killing machines, wreaking revenge on those who dared lay claim to their planet. Now the team and their prisoner must fight for survival as the Ghosts of Mars attack...

The film is gloriously OTT with lashings of gore. Carpenter is quite happy to pay homage to himself, referencing Assault on Precinct 13, The Thing and Village Of The Damned as the action unfolds with both Henstridge (ironically a bloodthirsty alien in Species) and Ice Cube holding centre screen as their companions (including the iconic Pam Grier) meet their ends.

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Also known as "John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars", "Fantasmas de Marte"

Genre: Film

Running Time: 120 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 2001

3/5 Stars

Classification: 15 Certificate

Production Country: USA

Filmed in Colour


Image for Natasha HenstridgeNatasha Henstridge...Melanie Ballard
Image for Ice CubeIce Cube...James 'Desolation' Williams
Image for Jason StathamJason Statham...Jericho Butler
Image for Clea DuVallClea DuVall...Bashira Kincaid
Image for Pam GrierPam Grier...Commander Helena Braddock
Joanna Cassidy...Dr. Arlene Whitlock
Richard Cetrone...Big Daddy Mars
Rosemary Forsyth...Inquisitor
Liam Waite...Michael Descanso
Duane Davis...Uno
Lobo Sebastian...Dos
Rodney A. Grant...Tres
Peter Jason...McSimms
Wanda de Jesus...Akooshay
Doug McGrath...Benchley
Rick Edelstein...Zimmerman
Robert Carradine...Rodale
Michael Krawic...Man in the Rover
Eileen Weisinger...Woman Warrior
Rex Linn...Yared