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
One of the black and white scenes the girls see on television, which has a severed head yelling "Tom Stewart killed me," is from the 1960 B-movie, Tormented (1960), in which a jazz pianist is haunted by a former girlfriend who he let die by refusing to help her before she fell from a lighthouse. See more »
The word "aggressor" is misspelled as "agressor" in Dr. Stringer's notebook. See more »
Listen, don't let this place get to you. You stay locked up long enough and you start to believe that you're nuts.
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Nicely shot, if slightly claustrophobic, thriller set in the 60's, that was better than I expected.
After a young woman is found setting fire to an abandoned house she is taken to the local asylum. There she meets 5 other young women, all patients because of various mental 'illnesses'.
What follows is a ghost story which, at times, had me quite spooked.It seems that the girls have upset someone who is unwilling to forgive them. Various escape attempts, therapy sessions and red herrings follow. OK, it's no classic, but it had a genuinely interesting story that kept me hooked until the end.
Well worth a watch
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