Movies about/starring women and girls of all ages. I originally started this list just as a reference for myself, but…
Only Sanity Can Keep You Alive
A thriller centered on an institutionalized young woman who becomes terrorized by a ghost.
The suspense and terror are no longer what they were replaced by boredom and predictability. For 80 minutes out of a total of 88 Carpenter makes you think you're watching an episode of Supernatural.
In a mental hospital with very polite doctors,a patient with pyromaniac tendencies make his appearance. Kristen, a smart blonde, does not want to stay in the pavilion although we have no idea why she burned a house.In the first night,strange incidents start happening.In the second night a ghost makes its appearance.The problem is that the ghost begins to kill her colleagues in strange ways.
From a technical standpoint, the film is great.The soundtrack and atmosphere are the best things about the film.Most of the performances were…
As soon as The Ward was in the blu-ray player, I dropped my head into my hands, shaking it back and forth, slowly as if this motion/ritual would help coax out the words that soon escaped me, in a disgusting and nasally western New York accent - "Jesus fucking Christ I can't believe I'm watching this shit again."
I'm a bit mad at myself for not checking out the special features on the disc, but I really need to watch an interview with Carpenter to try and better understand why he agreed to direct this movie, to understand how the script by Shawn and Michael Rasmussen inspired him to come out of retirement. I'm going to create a few theories…
Next time John Carpenter decides to make a film, let's not let him.
The Ward is awful and I'm falling asleep so I'm going to make this short and sweet.
1) Mamie Gummer is a great name. It sounds like she should be in a racist 1920s silent historical epic though. She's terrible in this.
2) This is the worst nuthouse ever. The doctor leaves a fucking knife lying around, they don't lock the doors and it's piss easy to escape. Not exactly Strangeways, is it?
3) How did John Carpenter, of all people, make a film set in a nuthouse and manage to get absolutely…
I was told this would be a John Carpenter's movie, when it's in fact a generic and forgetable haunting film by a random young american filmmaker whose next film will be something like Wrong Turn 9 and then we are never going to heard of him again.
Terrible acting, terrible script, terrible story, terrible jump scares. Just terrible. I have never been a fan of John Carpenter and he does nothing here to change my mind.
P.S. How do you kill a ghost with an axe? Hint: you can't.
The problem with this film is that John Carpenter apparently felt he needed gruesomeness to make it scary or good. He didn't! It's already perfectly scary on its own without the blood and torture.
Some films do need violence, but no film ever needs exploitative violence. (And if a film needs gore to have any substance, it shouldn't even be made.) In this film, it's a distraction. And it's not even so much what's shown onscreen. Most of the shock value of this film comes not from what's shown, but from what's not shown. Instead of showing us what happens, we often just hear sound effects. But it is the exploitative nature that makes a difference.
Furthermore, I was also…
John Carpenter gave us The Thing. He gave us Halloween, Assault on Precinct 13, Escape from L.A., They Live, etc. I'm happy he did. I'm not so sure i'm happy he gave us The Ward starring Amber Heard. Once the plot twist ending is revealed the movie becomes a little better but that's only if you're sane enough to process it again and you shouldn't be. It's a pretty neat idea but i wish the execution would have been any good. It's terribly predictable, it's sound design is horribly loud and intrusive (no Carpenter score this time around) and it relies solely on jump scares. It's the usual low-budget Carpenter deal, but this time it really works against the picture…
Going into this my thoughts were "well it can't be worse than that remake of Village of the Damned" and, thank goodness, it wasn't. *phew!*
Okay I don't know how to give people a truly informed view about whether they ought to see this film or not without some pretty heavy hints about how it might end. As such, I'm going to post a separate section where people can see those hints if they want to. Meanwhile, here I'm going to skirt around this rather large elephant in the room and try to give a nice and genuinely spoiler-free review.
The film opens with a mysterious ghost-like figure entering a room in a Ward, seemingly without opening the door, and…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
*Heavy hints about The Ward. Possibly spoilerish. Be warned! Heavy hints below.*
Actual spoilers for "Identity" with John Cusack. In fact this is more spoilerish for "Identity" than it is for "The Ward"!
Okay, so, it's called "The Ward", so this is about mental health. What's the most common mental health problem in the movies that you can think of?
... Yeah, that's the one. Guessed why some people were upset when that issue was revealed?
The next hint will be quite a concern for those of you familiar with the film in question. Have you seen the film "Identity" starring John Cusack and Ray Liotta? Yeah? Did you hate it? Well I did. I couldn't stand that movie. When…
IMDb Ratings: 5.6
My Ratings: 5 - #Fine
Tagline: Only Sanity Can Keep You Alive
Good and eerie score. Solid effects work
Too predictable. Too many flashbacks
If you're into watching perfectly manicured white girls act crazy, then this is the movie for you.
Please stop using plottwists everybody
ANGELOFDEATHTOBER FILM 42/666
I don't want to sound like a conspiracy nut or anything but I genuinely don't believe that John Carpenter made this film.
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