Fun with Horror Guest Post

Guest Review Post -- Tyler from

Wednesday, December 28, 2011Zena Horror

Here's a guest post from Tyler (FunwithHorror) on John Carpenter's The Ward! He's one of the coolest horror bloggers I know! Enjoy!

John Carpenter's 'The Ward' is the tale of Kristen, a troubled young woman who can't seem to behave herself. Kristen finds herself a guest of the Oregon Mental Health System. Not sure how she got there or why, Kristen struggles to fit in. Once situated, she attempts to find out what's behind her memory loss. Compounding her troubles, Kristen finds that she and several other female patients are being tormented by a vengeful spirit. As the young ladies grow closer to discovering the origin of the rancorous specter, they grow closer to a premature demise.

I liked The Ward. It's not without its flaws but it's not a bad movie. The effects are well done. The cast, led by Amber Heard, was well chosen. John Carpenter provides keen direction. The premise, although not terribly original, plays out nicely. My only real complaints are the ending, which has been done before, and an overall lack of originality. John Carpenter didn't pen the script, so I cannot blame him for the film's shortcomings. For those, I blame Michael and Sean Rasmussen, who did write the script.

Overall, it's a good watch. It was a thrill to see something new from John Carpenter, even if he didn't pen the script. Also, scream queen Amber Heard turned in a very enjoyable performance. It's not a perfect film, but The Ward is worth ninety minutes of your time. It's more thrilling than gory, so it will appeal to more than just the genre enthusiast. If you haven't seen it, take a look. It's currently available to stream on Netflix.

Thanks for the review, Tyler!!

Don't forget to check out Tyler over at FunwithHorror, you'll have a horrific time !!!

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