The 90s is when films were experimenting with CGI, and sometimes the results were questionable. Ghost in the Machine is a prime example of that. It’s a pretty decent sci-fi horror flick, but the terrible CGI was definitely a factor that prevented it from being highly successful.
The movie is about a serial killer known as the Address Book Killer who targets a family after the mother misplaced her pocket book. He ends up in a car crash, and during a storm, he dies while in a MRI machine. Somehow this causes his soul to be part of a computer system, which allows him to use technology to add to his body count.
As ridiculous as that sounds, this does create scenarios for some interesting kills. As the killer continues to toy with the family, he decides to pick off their close associates and friends, and one of kills involves a man literally being cooked alive. It’s pretty gross to say the least. The scare factor is the fact how regular appliances can be turned against you and not knowing what the killer can use against you. It is pretty cool as we get to see from the POV of the killer as well.
Thankfully the family knows a hacker who figures out what the killer is doing, and figures out how to stop him. In all, this isn’t a bad horror movie, I actually quite enjoyed it, and it has a decent gore factor. You just have to understand this comes from a time that movie studios were figuring out CGI, and not everyone had a big budget to make it perfect quality.
Till next time, stay scared!!
-Tha Thrilla –