April 1

The Guilty Pleasures Podcast – Ghosts of Mars (2001)


New Horror Express
New Horror Express
The Guilty Pleasures Podcast - Ghosts of Mars (2001)

Welcome back to our ongoing Guilty Pleasure’s bonus series! A series we begun as part of our friends Bloodhound Pix #HorrorNotFear campaign, which will see New Horror Express along with several other outlets offering bonus content up until June 2021. The show will remain a fixture post that though as we have become a proud part of the Morbidly Beautiful network!

We ran a poll on social media platforms to see which film we would look at in our “Good Directors Gone Bad” episode of the series between 2008’s “The Happening” and 2001’s “Ghosts of Mars.” It was another relatively close vote but in the end you went with Carpenter’s early 00’s cheesfest “Ghost of Mars.”

Alongside NHE host Scott Murphy to dive into this one we have a couple of great former guests in “Satanic Panic” director Chelsea Stardust and “True Fiction” director Braden Croft.

Over the course of the episode the trio breakdown this films love of flashbacks, how not all the actors seem to be appearing in the same movie and how movies of the early ’00s have a very specific view of the future. Also, we get into whether or not there is a social commentary here and while we may mock many things pay tribute to the kickass score and badass performance of Ice Cube.

Elsewhere in the episode, the trio manage to somehow connect this movie to Hellraiser, Doom, Star Trek and Ghostbusters and make a plan for our own Ghost of Mars sequel which is totally going to get made!

Listen to Chelsea Stardust’s original interview appearance on the show here

Listen to Braden Croft’s previous appearances on the The Guilty Pleasures Podcast here

Listen to Braden Croft’s original interview appearance on the show here

Check out the trailer for “The Ghosts of Mars” here


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