Legend says that Antonio Bay was built in 1880 with blood money obtained from shipwrecked lepers but no one believes it. On the eve of the town's centennial many plan to attend the celebrations, including the murdered lepers.
Jamie Lee Curtis,
200 years in the future a Martian police unit is dispatched to transport a dangerous prisoner from a mining outpost back to justice. But when the team arrives they find the town deserted and some of the inhabitants possessed by the former inhabitants of the planet. Written by
During the battle when the survivors are waiting for the train to arrive the first time, a sword makes the noise of hitting metal when colliding with a gun, but it bends significantly and is obviously made of rubber. See more »
Who expects the next candidate for "best film" from John Carpenter? I certainly do not. But his films have a certain charm. They all have certain B-movie qualities, which by itself is not a bad thing. "Ghosts" has virtually no story, but hey-- it does not matter. It has a kick-ass soundtrack, done by the maestro himself (as usual) with the help of certain well-known metal and hardrock bands (not usual). The whole thing has style. As "Vampires" and "Escape from New York" have.
Its narrative structure is unusally non-chronological, the setting has a mostly realistic feel to it and the actors are not all that bad. Although Pam Grier definitively has seen better times, movie-wise. But we get Ice Cube and Natasha Henstridge. And what the heck, I never watched a Carpenter for the depth of character development. His movies manage something that too many big-budget productions fail at: they entertain. And certainly, "Ghosts" is fun to watch, like the usual "good guys vs. bad guys BAM BAM" computer game. Not very sophisticated, okay. But still it works quite well, somehow.
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