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Arcade (1993)

A virtual reality game begins taking over the minds of teenagers.

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Alex Manning is a troubled suburban teenager. Her mother committed suicide and the school counselor feels that she has not dealt with her feelings properly. Manning and her friends decide to visit the local video arcade known as "Dante's Inferno" where a new virtual reality arcade game called "Arcade" is being test marketed by a computer company CEO who is more than willing to hand out free samples of the home console version and hype up the game as if his job is depending on it, and it is. However, it soon becomes clear that the teenagers who play the game and lose are being imprisoned inside the virtual reality world by the central villain "Arcade". And it gets worse when a virtual reality game begins to take over the minds of teenagers. The computer company felt it would be a good idea to use a boy's brain cells in order to make the game's villain more realistic. Instead, it made the game deadly. And so now Nick and Alex must enlist the help of the game's programmer and head to the... Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Kiss reality goodbye! See more »

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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Arcade - A Realidade Mortal  »

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Peter Billingsley, who plays Nick, also took part in re-doing the film's CGI effects. See more »

Quotes

Albert: Just remember, it's only a program, it's not really alive. If things get too intense, you can always push the Escape button, and you're out of the game.
Alex Manning: What if the Escape button doesn't work?
Albert: Well then... we've got ourselves a pretty big glitch, don't we?
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References Labyrinth (1986) See more »

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Jane, Jane the Hurricane
Performed by Joker
Written by Johnny Angel
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Full Moon goes Tron
26 May 2010 | by (the Doomed Megalopolis of Blasphemous Technoids) – See all my reviews

The main reason I ever watched "Arcade", was because I was into Full Moon films during my teens (back when they still made charming horror features on small but still comfortable budgets). This one actually is more sci-fi than horror, and more particularly a poor "Tron" wanna-be. I re-watched this baby because I felt like it after seeing the "Bishop of the Battle" segment from "Nightmares" (1983). Basically "Arcade" is a whole heap of nonsense about a bunch of teenagers getting sucked into a computer game. They have to complete several levels. The visual effects are very poor but fun to look at, in a way. And the boss-fight in the end is... uhm, pathetic isn't the right word, because there actually isn't a real battle. More like a confrontation, and that's it. But still, I had some fun with all this. I usually do. Megan Ward is kind of cute, and a pre-Buffy Seth Green is in it too.


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