Review: 'The Ward' Continues John Carpenter's Passionless Streak

To say that "The Ward" is Director John Carpenter’s most notable film effort in years still isn’t saying much.  Meaning even though it’s more slow and stylish then recent embarrassments like "Ghosts of Mars" and "Village of the Damned," it certainly doesn't resemble the kind of work the director of "Assault on Precinct 13," "Escape from New York" and "The Thing" became famous for in the first place.

The story centers around a young woman named Kristen (Amber Heard) who after setting fire to a farmhouse finds herself institutionalized.  Amidst meeting four of the other girls currently residing in the mental hospital, the stubborn and determined Kirsten becomes focused on freeing herself.  But after each of the girls start to go missing with possible bloody malice, Kirsten finds that the chains of the hospital itself are the least of her dire problems. Read More...


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