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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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The trailer shows the power going out at Frazier's place, but yet in the actual movie this scene never happens. See more »


At Terry's ATM and on the computer address search, her last name appears as Munroe. On her son's computer info, his name is spelled as Monroe which is what the credits show. See more »


Computer Ghost of Karl: You can't run, you can't hide, you can't win.
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Features The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947) See more »


Stop 'cos You're Breaking My Heart
Written by Mark Sandell and Neal Watson
Courtesy of Firstcom / Chappel Production Music Library
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Amazing and Touching Film
6 September 2001 | by See all my reviews

"Ghost in the Machine" provided the best entertainment in years. The special effects were phenomenal and the acting was superb. I was on the edge of my seat the entire movie. The best part was when the dishwasher was put on the command "EXPLODE"! Wow, I was flabbergasted and appalled. The men and women involved with this movie are geniouses. I applaud them for their creativity and hope to see a sequel to this movie in the near future.

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