21 July 2011

John Carpenter's The Ward

Directed by: John Carpenter
Written by: Michael & Shawn Rasmussen
Full credits at IMDb

Thirty years later, it looks like John Carpenter really wishes he'd helmed Halloween II; because time travel doesn't exist but Rob Zombie does, he has made John Carpenter's The Ward instead. Like Rick Rosenthal's underappreciated 1981 sequel to his slasher milestone, Carpenter's first feature in a decade is set in a hospital, emphasis on the long corridors, and it feels like a sequel, though to a movie that wasn't made: a young girl is kidnapped, hung from a ceiling, and sexually abused—she's tortured and porned—but that suffering unfolds in scattered flashbacks. John Carpenter's The Ward focuses on what happens next, the rocky recovery process.

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