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The Ward (2010)

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A thriller centered on an institutionalized young woman who becomes terrorized by a ghost.

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In 1966, in North Bend, Oregon, the runaway Kristen is captured by the police after burning down a farmhouse and is locked in the North Bend Psychiatric Hospital. Kristen is introduced to Dr. Gerald Stringer, who uses experimental therapy. Then she meets the inmates Emily, Sarah, Zoey and Iris and the tough nurse Lundt. During the night and in the shower later, Kristen sees the ghost of a woman and she learns that she is Alice Leigh Hudson, a mysterious wicked intern that has disappeared. When Iris is ready to go home, she is attacked by the ghost of Alice in the basement and murdered. She vanishes and the inmates decide to seek Iris out. Then Sarah is abducted by the Alice and also killed; the next one is Emily. Meanwhile Kristen escapes from her room and meets Zoey, expecting to protect her. However, Zoey is kidnapped by Alice and Kristen runs to Dr. Stringer's office. She snoops his desk and finds a report with the truth about Alice. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Only Sanity Can Keep You Alive

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Horror | Thriller

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Rated R for violence and disturbing images | See all certifications »

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21 January 2011 (UK)  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

All the actresses did an on-line search to learn their individual dance moves for the dance sequence. See more »

Goofs

The story takes place in 1966, but the ambulance is a 1968 Cadillac. See more »

Quotes

Kristen: Look at me!
Sarah: Sorry, I don't converse with loonies.
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Features What's My Line? (1950) See more »

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Cosi Fan Tutte
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Arranged by Edith Horak
Courtesy of APM Music
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what a let down
4 June 2011 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I looked forward to watching John Carpenter come back and win his title of the horror movie Mystro that he was some time ago i.e The FOG, They Live and Halloween..But good god this movie plays out like a cheaper version of Shutter Island but with good looking girls and a terrible looking Supernatural Killer. The setting being 1960 dose not suit the plot or Amber Heard dose not convince that she is from that era, the dialogue is something from a Uwe Boll film. I'm sorry for being so negative towards this but as i said i had such high hopes. Its no wonder it went straight to DVD if anyone had wasted there time and money going to see this crap at a theater they wouldn't have walked out but RAN.


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