• The Ward (2010)

The Ward

Release Date: 2010

R |1 hr 28 min

Plot Summary

No one believes the claims of a young woman (Amber Heard) that a dead patient is stalking the residents of the psychiatric facility.

Cast: Amber Heard, Danielle Panabaker, Lyndsy Fonseca, Laura-Leigh , Mamie Gummer, Jared Harris, Sean Cook, D.R. Anderson

Director: John Carpenter

Genres: Horror , Thriller

Production Co: Echo Lake Productions, Bigger Boat

Keywords: 2010s, Escape, Revenge, Dark, Gripping, Doctor, Intense

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 40
    Scott TobiasNPR

    The Ward feels less indebted to cinema's past than a desperate attempt to keep up with the present. Carpenter has made his approximation of a cheap, twisty, shock-filled modern horror movie, and he has lost all but faint sighs of his minimalist swagger in the process. show more

  • 70
    Michael RechtshaffenThe Hollywood Reporter

    While by no means a masterpiece of the form, John Carpenter's The Ward is an economical period piece that still effectively demonstrates what a skilled technician can accomplish in a single location with a compact cast and sturdy old-school effects. show more

  • 65
    Michelle OrangeMovieline

    The story's obvious and various potential is left to stand on its own, and the scares are largely uninspired. show more

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