The Women Who Leapt Through Time: The Representation of Women in Sci-Fi Films

Ghosts of Mars

  • 악령
  • SF
  • 외계인
  • 걸 파워

USA|2001|98min |

Code Time Theater Rate GV Ticketing
129 7/13  10:30 CGV Bucheon 3 18
1011 7/22  17:30 Korea Manhwa Museum 18
129 7/13  10:30CGV Bucheon 3
1011 7/22  17:30Korea Manhwa Museum

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In 2176, a police unit is sent to investigate mysterious murders in a Martian mining colony and arrest a known and dangerous felon, but there’s something else going on there too. The anger of the people who have lost everything explodes into mad violence and slaughter.

Program Note

In the 22nd century, Earth is destroyed by depletion of resources and overpopulation, then humans colonize Mars and dig out the resources greedily. Police Melanie Ballard arrives at a thriving coal town to transport criminal Williams in a prison to another location. But it has already been ruined, and the people have been horribly beheaded. In the course of investigating the incident, Melanie finds that ghosts of Mars have been released from the secret door in the cave to the ground and have begun revenge by possessing humans. The film portrays directly the scheme of ‘white pioneers vs. savage Indians’ in the horse opera to Mars. And like western female pioneers often symbolize civilization in the horse opera, Ghost of Mars expresses ‘the most advanced civilization’ through which human beings can make Mars earthenized as the matriarchy society. Of course, it is clear that the gender-reversed matriarchy in the film is not a positive future. John Carpenter’s 2001 film portrays a variety of genres including horse opera, SF, black comedy, and horror in one movie. It’s fun to see the loud taste of John Carpenter’s using body mutilation and the mirroring of trivial patriarchy. (Jay SOHN)




Born in 1948 in America, John Carpenter is a director, script writer and composer. Filmmakers that have been influenced by Carpenter include James Cameron, Quentin Tarantino, Guillermo del Toro, Robert Rodriguez, James Wan, Edgar Wright, Danny Boyle and even Hans Zimmer citing him as an influence on his compositions.


Sandy King

John Carpenter, Larry Sulkis

Gary B. Kibbe

Paul C. Warschilka

Anthrax, John Carpenter

Production Design
William A. Elliott

Natasha Henstridge, Ice Cube, Pam Grier

Park Circus Limited

Star Rating full_starfull_starfull_starempty_starempty_star  6.67

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