February 16, 2007
Genre(s): Action, Horror, Thriller, Fantasy
Mephisto, the Ruler of Hell, appears before teen motorcyclist Johnny Blaze and offers the boy a deal; if Johnny gives up his soul, Mephisto will cure his father's cancer. While Johnny rebuffs him at first, he accidentally winds up signing the contract. The following day, Johnny is amazed that his father is doing fine. However, the man still winds up dying in a motorcycle accident. Johnny calls bull on Mephisto, but Mephisto says he obeyed the terms of the contract. The film jumps ahead years to Johnny as a professional stunt cyclist. After a series of close calls, Mephisto turns Johnny into the "Ghost Rider," a spirit of vengeance, to thwart the opposing plans of his son, Blackheart.