Ghosts of Mars, which hit the screen back in 2001, is a blend of Science Fiction and Horror. The movie is directed and written by John Carpenter. The movie stars rapper turned actor Ice Cube, Natasha Henstridge, Pam Grier, Joanna Cassidy, Jason Statham, Richard Cetrone. The movie propels the audience into the future. Colonists are inhabiting and working on Mars. Strange things are happening there. They send a crime unit to the Mars station mining outposts to transport a dangerous criminal. They arrive at the mining station headquarters and discover that the crew in the station was slaughtered and others are missing.
The crime unit searches around the station. Team leader Helena Braddock played by Pam Grier discovers a survivor, Desolation Williams, locked in a cell. Desolation Williams is the character played by Ice Cube. Desolation Williams appears to be the sole survivor in the headquarters. The crime unit goes into protection mode. They suspect that Desolation Williams is the one responsible for the mass murders. He tells them a strange story about possession. The mining team had mistakenly opened a forbidden door that awakened the Ghosts of Mars. They soon discover that his weird tale is true. The team leader is killed by evil forces and Lieutenant Melanie Ballard played by Natasha Henstridge assumes command of the crime team.
Soon they discover that there is more to fear than a dangerous criminal. The miners on the planet are possessed by the ancient ghosts spirits. The team must battle the possessed miners. They soon discover that killing the miners does not kill the ghosts. The ghosts merely posses another body. Member after member of the crime unit is terminated by the ghosts. Soon, they come up with a plan that will destroy the ghost of mars and perhaps the entire planet.