Ghost in the Machine (1993)

R  |   |  Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller  |  29 December 1993 (USA)
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Karl Hochman, a technician in a computer shop, is also "The Address-Book Killer", who obtains the names of his victims from stolen address-books. Terry Munroe and her son Josh come into the... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Terry Munroe
Bram Wlaker
Ted Marcoux ...
Karl Hopkins
Josh Munroe
Elaine Spencer
Phil Stewart
Karl's Landlord
Elliott Miller
Shevonne Durkin ...
Carol Maibaum
Richard McKenzie ...
Frank Mallory
Mimi Lieber ...
Mickey Gilbert ...
Mickey the Driver
Ken Thorley ...
Carl Gabriel Yorke ...
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Karl Hochman, a technician in a computer shop, is also "The Address-Book Killer", who obtains the names of his victims from stolen address-books. Terry Munroe and her son Josh come into the store to price software, and a salesman uses Terry's address-book to demonstrate a hand-held scanner. Karl obtains the file, and while driving to Terry's house that night in a heavy electrical storm, his car runs off the road and lands upside down in a cemetery. While Karl is undergoing a CAT scan at the hospital, a surge of lightning courses through the building, and Karl's mind is transformed into electrical energy. Karl uses the electrical grid and computer networks to continue his killing-spree. Written by Dennis Lewis <>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for high-tech horror violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

29 December 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Deadly Terror  »

Box Office


$12,000,000 (estimated)


$4,914,692 (USA)

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Did You Know?


Wil Horneff and Brandon Quinton Adams both appeared in the Sandlot, which also the movie came out in the same year. See more »


In one of the early scenes, we see Karen (mother) traveling along the street in her Volvo sedan from a distance, in which you can clearly see there is no-one visible in the passenger front seat. It is empty. In the next scene we see her son sitting in the seat. See more »


Computer Ghost of Karl: Guess again, Einstein. I'm dead already!
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References The Monkees (1966) See more »


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Written by Mr. Lee (as L. Haggard, Jr.), R. Smith, W. Williams
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The Ghost in the Machine!
20 January 2005 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

The Ghost in the Machone is a very good scientific horror film that has a good cast which includes Karen Allen, Chris Mulkey, Rick Ducommun, Ted Marcoux, Wil Horneff, Jessica Walter, Brandon Quintin Adams, and Nancy Fish. The acting by all of these actors is very good. Karen Allen and Chris Mulkey are excellent in this film. The action is good. The music is very good by Graeme Revell. The film is quite exciting and the movie has some great horror moments! This is a very good and thrilling film. Karen Allen, Chris Mulkey, Rick Ducommun, Nancy Fish, and the rest of the cast I've mentioned above, thrillers, Sci-Fi, horror, and exciting action films then I recommend this film!

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