October Horror Films 2011 | Day 24 | The Ward (dir. John Carpenter; FilmNation Entertainment/Premiere Picture/Echo Lake Entertainment/A Bigger Boat/Modern VideoFilm/North by Northwest Entertainment 2010)
Brief review: On Monday, we watched John Carpenter’s latest film, The Ward. This film begins with a teenage girl named Kristen (Amber Heard) running. She stops at a farmhouse, which she burns down. The police catch up to her while the house is in flames and they take her to a psychiatric hospital, where she shares a ward with four other girls that are all about the same age. The girls all see a ghost in their ward, and they start disappearing.
I enjoyed this film. It kept me guessing and wondering whether Kristen was actually crazy or not. I didn’t see the end coming, either. I recommend The Ward to fans of John Carpenter, Amber Heard, and psychological horror.