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
All the actresses did an online search to learn their individual dance moves for the dance sequence. See more »
Kirsten is shown picking a lock with a letter opener, that is not really possible, you need a two piece set to open a lock, especially a secure one such as they would have in a lunatic asylum. See more »
Emily! What happened?
Those orderlies caught me. And they hurt my arms.
[Kristen sighs, closes her eyes]
Did you find Iris?
[shakes her head]
No. She's gone. She's not coming back. Look... if we don't get out of here, we're next.
We're not getting out.
We have to try again.
Nobody. Gets. Out.
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I felt it was very drawn out. Tiny little pieces were given along the way and it built to a huge, twist finish. The characters were believable and there left enough unclosed at the end to make your own decision, without any confusion - it ended without ending.
It is very riveting despite the drab surroundings, the acting does grip you, the baddies frustrate, the goodies you want to cuddle and there's one mysterious character. The doctor, it's impossible to determine which side he is on.
Very good film by a great man. Not a John Carpenter classic but worth a watch.
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