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Arcade (1993)

Video  -  Horror | Sci-Fi  -  30 March 1994 (USA)
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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 some of the 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... Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Arcade - A Realidade Mortal  »

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The film is well noted for its trouble getting released. The film was originally set to arrive on video in 1991 before being pushed to February of 1993 and eventually pushed to March of 1994. See more »

Quotes

Alex: I thought you were dead.
Alex's mom: But, honey. I am dead.
[she shoots herself]
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References Supêsu Inbêdâ (1978) See more »

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THE HORSEMEN ARRIVE
Written by Eric Bloom, Donald Roeser and James Shirley
Performed by Time Blue Oyster Cult
Terrortunes Music (ASCAP)
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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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