The Green Ghost and the Masters of the Stone is a 2022 American comedy action film about an average gringo who finds he has superpowers.
Directed by Michael D. Olmos (Windows on the World; Filly Brown; Bedrooms; Splinter 2006) from a screenplay co-written with Charlie Clark, Brian Douglas and Rafael Antonio Ruiz.
The Mutt Productions-Zaror Entertainment movie stars Charlie Clark, Kuno Becker, Marko Zaror, Renée Victor, Sofia Pernas, Elpidia Carrillo, Pepe Serna and Danny Trejo.
In a Texas border town, car salesman Charlie (Charlie Clark) moonlights as a masked Lucha libre wrestler going by the name “Green Ghost.” When assailants arrive seeking an otherworldly emerald, Charlie discovers that he has superpowers.
As he learns to fight from the unconventional Master Gin (Danny Trejo), Charlie is told that he’s part of a secret warrior “triad of light” with his childhood friend Marco (Kuno Becker) and Marco’s sister (Sofia Pernas) led by La Nana (Renee Victor). Together, they’ve been chosen to protect humanity from Drake (Marko Zaror), the embodiment of the Mayan apocalypse.
As a stargate is opened in a Mexican pyramid, Drake seeks the power to destroy humankind — and Charlie, linked to the power of the emerald, is the only one who can stop him. Charlie must harness both his physical and mystical strength to save humanity and go from gringo to Green Ghost…
“Director of photography Amza Moglan drenches the whole adventure in comic-book-splash-page-by-way-of-Mario Bava violets, crimsons, and chartreuses, with the entirety of Olmos’ film set to a purposefully powerful score from Rocco. Somehow, all the disparate elements come together and the end result is a uniquely Tex-Mex tale of superheroics versus archvillainy […] It’s not Marvel but it is pretty damn marvelous.” Austin Chronicle
” …this clumsy and stripped-off version of a superhero action flick sounds okayish, when you learn about the love (and ego) behind the project. And even while watching it in a vacuum, the fight choreography (including the wire-fu) seems pretty good for its budget. Eventually, it is ridiculously fun to experience such bad movies.” High on Films
“Okay, this isn’t Shang-Chi, but it is cool how close Olmos, Clark, and Zaror got working with a budget of about fifty bucks and change. This is a hard film to dislike, first and foremost, because they take care of the martial arts business. Recommended for fans of luchador movies and superheroes outside the Marvel/DC universes…” J.B. Spins
“The fight choreography by Marko Zaror isn’t elaborate but it’s a lot better than what you see in many low-budget films […] On the negative side of things, Green Ghost and the Masters of the Stone makes a lot of use of slowed-down and sped-up camera work during the fight scenes and it gets annoying after a while. Also, the Mayan Temple set used in the film’s final battle looks extremely cheap. But overall, the production values aren’t bad for a film that probably cost less than some of the cars Mr Clark sells.” Voices from the Balcony
In the US, Gravitas Ventures will release The Green Ghost theatrically in select locations on April 29, 2022.
Main cast and characters:
Charlie Clark … Charlie Clark/Green Ghost
Danny Trejo … Master Gin
Sofia Pernas … Karina
Michelle Lee … Song Shijin
Elpidia Carrillo … Lechusa
Dale Dye … General Moorland
Sal Lopez … Archaeologist
Renee Victor … Nana
Kuno Becker … Marco
Marko Zaror … Drake
Jesse Garcia … Luchador
Enrique Castillo … Sergio
Cain Velasquez … Master Kane
Andy Cheng … Master Hung
Beau Smith … Bernie
John McCalmont … Charlie Senior
Grant Merritt … Jack Burton
Chris Balualua … Rzal De La Vega
Rob Huey … Bob
Sandra Nori … Ms Ramirez
Craig Rainey … Jim
A version of the movie originally premiered in 2018 as The Green Ghost. An updated version was shown at the 2021 L.A. Latino Film Festival.