, part Stephen King
, I've actually had my eye on Chris Hartwill
's Ghost Machine
for well over a year now, secretly hoping that its promise of ghostly goings on in a virtual reality game environment would offer something unique to the horror genre. Sort of like Harsh Realm
but with teens if you will.
Then, last week, it was reported that the film would be dropped direct to DVD on December 22 and my hopes drooped a little bit. Now that the trailer's arrived it's hard to be too enthused, but this still looks like something I would definitely watch.
Thrill-seeking military technicians and computer-game enthusiasts Tom (Faris) and Vic (Ford) recklessly smuggle a top-secret, virtual warfare training programme out of their base and into a spooky disused jail, while a vengeful spirit infiltrates the software and draws them into an all-too-real game of life and death.