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Ghost from the Machine (2010)

Phasma Ex Machina (original title)
PG-13 | | Sci-Fi | 2010 (USA)
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After his parents are killed in a car accident, Cody is left dealing with enormous guilt, caring for his younger brother and the persistent thought of how to bring his parents back to life.... See full summary »

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Matt Osterman

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Credited cast:
Sasha Andreev ... Cody
Michelle Bergh ... Emily Conlee - Ghost
Lynette Biunno Lynette Biunno ... Cody and James's Mother
Matthew Feeney ... Tom
Emily Fradenburgh ... Becca
Bill Gorman Bill Gorman ... Mr. Kravitch
Ted Hall Ted Hall ... Cutter
Mari Harris Mari Harris ... Principal
Max Hauser ... James
Katrina Hawley Katrina Hawley ... Tom's Wife
Ellen Karsten ... Jess
Gary David Keast ... Cody & James's Father
Laurie King Laurie King ... Mrs. Conlee
Daniel Sjerven Daniel Sjerven ... Police Officer
Joel Thingvall Joel Thingvall ... Jeff the Blogger
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After his parents are killed in a car accident, Cody is left dealing with enormous guilt, caring for his younger brother and the persistent thought of how to bring his parents back to life. Cody knows he is not the first person to have this idea or the first to have attempted to carry it through. After several attempts with his electromagnetic device, he becomes the first to breach the wall between the living and the dead But where is the line between life and death? And who actually comes back? What ghosts come out of the machine? "Phasma Ex Machina" is a sci-fi film that combines both heart and mystery with electronic veins and sheet metal. Written by Deeww

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Some people aren't supposed to come back

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Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some violence and language
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Trivia

In the opening minutes of the film, there is a Post-It note on the bulletin board that reads "Total Protonic Reversal." This is undoubtedly a reference to "Ghostbusters," as that is what happens when the streams from their proton packs are crossed. See more »

Crazy Credits

Includes the following humorous variation on the standard legal disclaimer at the end of the credits: "The events, characters and firms depicted in this motion picture are fictitious. Any similarity to actual persons, living or dead, or actually dead, or to actual firms is purely coincidental." See more »

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Remade as Our House (2018) See more »

User Reviews

Wow they lie^^^^
20 July 2011 | by jamester05See all my reviews

The first quarter of the film shows great promise. But quickly the film turns into a complete slop fest of awkward (can't look at the screen) acting, amateur screen writing (the film has no solid path/direction), and strange musical transitions.

The good:

  • The Idea - Some of the acting - Cinematography


The Bad: - Everything else.

The above reviews are completely misleading. There are so many obscure scenes in this film that take away from the solid premise. This could have been an AMAZING low budget horror film. A rewrite of the script, some better onset acting coaches, and you might just have yourself a killer of a film.

Watch this: With a bottle of wine and some friends. Know what you are getting into, and you'll have a good time.

C+


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