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The Ward -- As a troubled young woman is held against her will in a remote ward of a psychiatric hospital, she tries to piece together her memory while her fellow patients begin disappearing.
The Ward -- Clip: Quiet Moment With Kristen And Emily
The Ward -- Interview: "John Carpenter On Casting"
The Ward -- As a troubled young woman is held against her will in a remote ward of a psychiatric hospital, she tries to piece together her memory while her fellow patients begin disappearing.
The Ward -- Clip: Kristen, Sara, Iris, Zoey And Emily At Table Talking Crazy

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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Michael Rasmussen (written by) &
Shawn Rasmussen (written by)
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Release Date:
21 January 2011 (Ireland) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Only Sanity Can Keep You Alive
Plot:
A thriller centered on an institutionalized young woman who becomes terrorized by a ghost. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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NewsDesk:
(671 articles)
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Cast

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Amber Heard ... Kristen

Mamie Gummer ... Emily

Danielle Panabaker ... Sarah

Laura-Leigh ... Zoey

Lyndsy Fonseca ... Iris

Mika Boorem ... Alice

Jared Harris ... Dr. Gerald Stringer

Sali Sayler ... Tammy
Susanna Burney ... Nurse Lundt

D.R. Anderson ... Roy (as Dan Anderson)

Sean Cook ... Jimmy
Jillian Kramer ... Ghost Alice
Mark Chamberlin ... Mr. Hudson
Andrea Petty ... Mrs. Hudson (as Andrea L. Petty)
Tracy Schornick ... Cop #1 (as Tracey Schornick)

Kent Kimball ... Cop #2
Joseph O'Shaugnessy ... Receptionist

Patrick Treadway ... 2nd Floor Nurse
Bev Holsclaw ... Admitting nurse

Sydney Sweeney ... Young Alice
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
R.J. Hampton ... Mental Ward Patient (uncredited)
Milos Milicevic ... Predator (uncredited)

Joanna Theobalds ... Mental Ward Patient (uncredited)
Lonny W. Waddle ... Orderly (uncredited)
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Directed by
John Carpenter 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Michael Rasmussen (written by) &
Shawn Rasmussen (written by)

Produced by
Adam Betteridge .... executive producer
Peter Block .... producer
Rich Cowan .... executive producer
Mischa Jakupcak .... line producer
Doug Mankoff .... producer
Mike Marcus .... producer
Hans Ritter .... unit producer: Los Angeles
David Rogers .... executive producer
Andrew Spaulding .... producer
 
Original Music by
Mark Kilian 
 
Cinematography by
Yaron Orbach (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Patrick McMahon 
 
Casting by
Pam Dixon  (as Pam Dixon Mickelson)
 
Production Design by
Paul Peters 
 
Art Direction by
Vincent DeFelice 
 
Set Decoration by
Rachel M. Thompson 
 
Costume Design by
Lisa Caryl-Vukas  (as Lisa Caryl)
 
Makeup Department
Howard Berger .... makeup effects
Amy Bruscoe .... makeup artist
Emily Chisholm .... assistant makeup artist
Trista Jordan .... makeup department head
Mike Meyers .... hair stylist
Greg Nicotero .... makeup effects (as Gregory Nicotero)
Jennifer Popochock .... key hair stylist
Taci Van Leuven .... hair stylist
Kevin Wasner .... makeup effects
 
Production Management
Rich Cowan .... unit production manager
Jason A. Payne .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Adam C. Boyd .... second assistant director
Jared Briley .... second second assistant director
Ivan Kraljevic .... second assistant director (additional photography)
Milos Milicevic .... first assistant director (additional photography)
Lynn Wegenka .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Dan Beyer .... set dresser
Michael Broom .... storyboard artist: KNB EFX Group
Steve Broussard .... construction coordinator
Mike Cassell .... carpenter
Cdavid Hall-cottrill .... property master
Alex Klaue .... set dresser
Rubin Marcilla .... utility technician
Dutch Merrick .... property master: additional photography
Kenneth Milfred .... leadman
Jodi Nichols .... art department coordinator
Michael Ruby .... charge scenic artist
Angela J. Smith .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Javier Bennassar .... sound designer
Javier Bennassar .... supervising sound editor
Chris Clifford .... boom operator
Ryan Collins .... assistant sound editor
Lara Dale .... foley artist
Chris David .... sound re-recording mixer
Brian Dunlop .... foley editor
Lisle Engle .... sound editor
Scott Kramer .... foley editor
Tim Limer .... sound recordist
Tom Marks .... sound re-recording mixer
A. Josh Reinhardt .... foley mixer
Dave Richards .... sound utility
Leslie Shatz .... sound designer
Tom Taylor .... sound mixer
Callie Thurman .... assistant sound editor
Mandell Winter .... supervising dialogue & adr editor
 
Special Effects by
Ray Brown .... special effects foreman
Brian Goehring .... special makeup effects crew: mold department K.N.B. EFX Group
Stephen Klineburger .... special effects technician
Casey Pritchett .... special effects coordinator
 
Visual Effects by
Travis Berry .... visual effects artist
Jason McKee .... visual effects artist (as Jason Mckee)
Jason McKee .... visual effects supervisor (as Jason Mckee)
 
Stunts
Helena Barrett .... stunt double
Stacey Carino .... stunts
John Casino .... stunt coordinator
Jeff Imada .... stunt coordinator
Jillian Kramer .... stunt performer
Heidi Pascoe .... stunt double
Michelle Sebek .... stunt double: Amber Heard
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Mark L. Anderson .... first assistant camera: additional photography
Philip A. Anderson .... lighting technician (as Philip Allister Anderson)
Philip A. Anderson .... second assistant camera (as Philip Allister Anderson)
Ryan Bradley .... grip
Garrett Cantrell .... grip
Bob Clifford .... loader
Brianne Cronkhite .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Rick Davidson .... additional camera operator: "a" camera/Steadicam
Mitch Davis .... electrician
Trey Donner .... additional electrician
Nate Heyer .... set electric
Theresa Majeres .... grip
Matthew May .... best boy electric
Ryan Middleton .... lighting technician
Dan Misner .... electrician
Pete Moroz .... still photographer
Charles Papert .... camera operator: "a" camera
Charles Papert .... steadicam operator
Benjamin E. Porter .... additional electrician
Chris Purkiss .... electrician
Piotr Redlinski .... still photographer
Gregory D. Smith .... key grip
Dempsey Tillman .... digital video assist
Mike Vukas .... gaffer
Bob Webeck .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
 
Casting Department
Bryan Burra .... casting assistant
Nike Imoru .... casting: Spokane
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Alayna Caryl .... costumer
Rebecca Cook .... key costumer
 
Editorial Department
Travis Berry .... assistant editor
Ian Kennedy .... post-production consultant
Tim Maffia .... digital intermediate senior colorist
Kathie McCallister .... post-production producer
Jeff Stone .... first assistant editor
 
Music Department
Matthew Janszen .... score coordinator
Matt Shelton .... music editor
Casey Stone .... music scoring mixer
Toddy Walters .... vocals
 
Transportation Department
Shannon Freeman .... driver: cast
Nicole Heigh .... driver: cast
Mike Kjolso .... transportation captain
Shawn Odom .... driver
John Petty .... driver
Seth Pickens .... driver
Jason Yarbrough .... driver
 
Other crew
Noor Ahmed .... production legal
Phil Andrade .... location assistant
Alan Lee Baker .... location manager
Shelly Bancroft .... Acquisitions consultant: Premiere Picture
Zoe Bower .... post-production facilities manager
Barbara Brown .... script supervisor (as Barbara A. Brown)
Beth Bruckner .... assistant to Peter Block
Joe Cappelletti .... adr voice director
Sarah Clifford .... animal supplier
Sarah Clifford .... rat trainer
Kimberly Cohrs .... production assistant: additional photography
Tana David .... post facilities coordinator
Amanda M. Davis .... production intern
Mitch Davis .... production assistant
Trey Donner .... location assistant
Justin Farris .... production assistant
Aaron A. Fink .... production assistant
Jason Garrett .... financier
Gina Gilberto .... assistant: John Carpenter
Mike Groner .... insurance broker
Heidi Habib .... assistant location manager
Laurie Hicks .... location scout
Fiona Kihlstrom .... financier
Lynn Komarek .... assistant production coordinator
Hakan Kousetta .... production legal advisor: financing
Jenny Lee .... title designer
Maggie Lucas .... production staff
Kathleen McInnis .... publicity consultant
Brittany Meadows .... production assistant: additional photography
Pete Moroz .... location manager
Cory C. Myler .... production coordinator: reshoots
Nadia Naguib .... financier
J.P. Pettinato .... consultant to producers
Benjamin E. Porter .... location assistant
Skyler Prendergast .... production assistant
Benjamin R. Reder .... production legal counsel
Justina Renoud .... caterer
Mary C. Rolfes .... production coordinator
Marcus Searancke .... financier
Tara A. Senior .... production legal counsel
Natasha Shumny .... post facilities coordinator
Ryan Sleight .... production assistant
Gareth Smith .... title designer
Alena Trower .... financier
Mela Lee .... adr voice artist (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"John Carpenter's The Ward" - USA (complete title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for violence and disturbing images
Runtime:
89 min
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Trivia:
John Carpenter's first full-length feature film since Ghosts of Mars (2001), and his first feature not shot in Panavision since his debut Dark Star (1974).See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Shortly after the ghost cuts the girl's throat, Dr. Stringer is holding Kristen while the nurse is giving her a shot. When it cuts to a close up of the shot, Dr. Stringer is gone, then reappears after the camera cuts back.See more »
Quotes:
Iris:Listen, don't let this place get to you. You stay locked up long enough and you start to believe that you're nuts.See more »
Movie Connections:
Features "What's My Line?" (1950)See more »
Soundtrack:
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83 out of 137 people found the following review useful.
Carpenter's Comeback, 20 September 2010
Author: usherontheaisle from Canada

Yet another summing up project from Master of Horror John Carpenter. This time he's revisiting the hospital killing ground of Halloween 2, without the much missed Donald Pleasence to anchor the story. Confidently directed by Carpenter, after nearly a decade away from feature films, and well-acted by its young cast, the film is nevertheless most enjoyable for its small pleasures, especially the use of 1966 as a period setting. The cruder approach to psychology during this era infects the film at every level, from the memorable credits sequence, to the primitive yet threatening art direction of the mental ward where most of the action takes place. Keeping the gore up to his usual standards, and employing his standard bag of "cheap tricks" to make the audience jump, Carpenter delivers an efficient slasher film whose unpretentious approach to its core issues of sanity vs. insanity prove much more satisfying than the dead end resolution of the recently similar mental hospital thriller, SHUTTER ISLAND.

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