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The Ward
4.9
/10
844 Ratings

THE WARD

Directed by John Carpenter
United States, 2010
Thriller, Horror, Mystery

Synopsis

In 1966, a young woman is institutionalized after setting fire to a house, and finds herself haunted by the ghost of a former inmate at the psychiatric ward. She makes desperate escape attempts after the staff ignores her warnings about the spirit.

Synopsis

In 1966, a young woman is institutionalized after setting fire to a house, and finds herself haunted by the ghost of a former inmate at the psychiatric ward. She makes desperate escape attempts after the staff ignores her warnings about the spirit.

Our take

After nearly a decade away, the much-missed John Carpenter (Halloween, Christine) returned to cinema screens with this chilling, 1966-set horror film. A characteristically suspenseful throwback that effectively, and even refreshingly, draws from both the ghost story and slasher subgenres.