Post by Mr. Jon Donnis on Jan 11, 2011 23:02:46 GMT
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"John Carpenter is back, with an extremely intelligent psychological exploration. Complemented by a fine performance from the rising star in Amber Heard, The Ward will keep you thinking for days." 4 stars NAILA SCARGILL,GOREZONE
John Carpenter’s The Ward, a psychological thriller about a young woman locked in a mysterious mental institution in the 1960s, marks iconic horror master John Carpenter’s first feature film in over seven years.
Kristen (Amber Heard), a beautiful but troubled young woman, finds herself bruised, cut, drugged, and held against her will in a remote ward of a psychiatric hospital. She is completely disoriented, with no idea why she was brought to this place and no memory of her life before being admitted. All she knows is that she isn’t safe.
The other patients in the ward—four equally disturbed young women—offer no answers, and Kristen quickly realizes things are not as they seem. The air is heavy with secrets, and at night, when the hospital is dark and foreboding, she hears strange and frightening sounds. It appears they are not alone.
One-by-one, the other girls begin to disappear and Kristen must find a way out of this hellish place before she, too, becomes a victim. As she struggles to escape, she will uncover a truth far more dangerous and horrifying than anyone could have imagined.
I can't help but feel this movie is just treading old ground for Carpenter. It'll be the same jumpfest formula that we've seen time and time again in the likes of the Final Destination franchise, Drag me to Hell and the numerous Hollywood remakes of Japanese horror films that were already nothing new in their native incarnations.
I'll probably rent it on DVD though but IMO it's not worth the cost of the big screen.
You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.