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A group of young U.S. military techs borrow a top-secret combat simulator for a weekend of unauthorized gaming. But when they set up the system inside an abandoned prison used for the torture of post-9/11 prisoners, they discover that someone – or something – has uploaded itself into their A.I. software. A deadly new player has now joined the game: How do you survive the final level of lock-and-load virtual reality when escape is impossible, slaughter is uncontrollable and the enemy is unstoppable? The ultimate battle begins inside the GHOST MACHINE.
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In the cyber-supernatural B-movie Ghost Machine, a military training game that fully immerses soldiers in a virtual reality becomes infested by a malignant spirit--the ghost of a woman who was tortured to death as part of the War on Terror. When a technician named Tom (Sean Faris, Never Back Down) uses sensors to translate a real decommissioned prison into a virtual combat zone, the border between the concrete and the cyber grows fuzzy, turning game death into actual death. It's up to Tom and soldiers Jess (Rachael Taylor, Transformers) and Vic (Luke Ford, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor) to capture this vengeful wraith. Like many B-movies, Ghost Machine is strong on ideas, even if the execution of them lags. The overlap of concrete and virtual realities makes the notion of a haunted video game significantly more compelling. The implicit commentary on the use of torture resonates, even if it isn't carried very far. The dialogue is functional but bland and the men are all fairly nondescript, but Rachael Taylor demonstrates some definite charisma. The movie makes good use of a creepy and decrepit Irish prison, and the special effects, though cheap, are often evocative. --Bret Fetzer
Ghost Machine really stinks. It's about a group of young adults who play a computer simulated/virtual reality military style game so it looks like they're actually there inside the... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Bryan
This feels like a SciFi (well, SyFy) special. It's pretty boring, lacks suspense, and doesn't have very high production values. I'd recommend you skip this one.Published on May 25, 2011 by Conway Stern
Production values are better than the average SciFi channel movie, but not by much. The acting is somewhat believable in places, but the plot is predictable and highly implausible.Published on September 22, 2010 by lore
This is a truly awful movie. It is on a par with the SyFy Saturday movies that no one watches, the only difference being that this is excessively gory with no reason but to make... Read morePublished on September 16, 2010 by John Keitz
This is a very interesting movie with plenty of suspense and nerve wrecking adventures. Something worth watching and buying for the usual dvd buyers that want something different... Read morePublished on July 17, 2010 by Robyn B. Mcgorm
This movie review is part of my obligation to Amazon for accepting to be a member of the Vine program, a club of selected customers that provide opinions about "new and... Read morePublished on June 20, 2010 by Esperanza Reynolds
You get the military geeks playing tron: getting into a computer game to have fun and thrills on a Friday night, shooting up whatever is the virtual reality prison. Read morePublished on June 19, 2010 by J.C.
The movie is about a military simulation computer that helps train soldiers in combat. The computer gets hijacked by a ghost when the programmers took the simulator and used it for... Read morePublished on April 22, 2010 by Morrigan Alexandros
Did you ever have one of those dreams where nothing makes sense, the dialog is poorly written and the acting is terrible? If you haven't, now's your chance to see what it's like. Read morePublished on March 28, 2010 by Garret