The Ward

Synopsis: 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.
Director(s): John Carpenter
Production: Arc Entertainment
Rotten Tomatoes:
89 min

MAN ON RADIO All units, be on

the lookout for a missing person.

Female, 18, about 5'7".

Last seen wearing a white dress.

She is considered unstable

and possibly dangerous.

What the hell? Must be that girI.

Come on.

Alright, little girI... No! Get your...!

Get off me! No! No! No! CarefuI.

Get her in! No! No! NO!

NO! NO! Sweetheart, behave.

No! NO!

You're going... Watch her head.

Get the door. Watch her head.

NO! Cuff her.

Get off me! No! Get the cuffs on her.

NO! Get off! Let me go!

Let me go!

What's your name?


She belongs in jaiI, not here.

They're taking her to the ward.

She can't hurt anyone there.

I'm Roy.

Welcome to paradise.

So, I can be your buddy or I

can be a thorn in your side.

It all depends on whether you're

willing to follow the rules.

Come to visit me.

This is the ward, your new home.

Come on.

OK. Kristen, huh?

Alright, come with me.

You're free to use the

recreation room and the courtyard

any time 8am to 10pm.

But at night we're locked down and

you'll be confined to your room.

This will be your room.

Get some rest.


Most patients prefer the bed.

I'm Dr Gerald Stringer.

I'll be treating you while you're here.

Good morning. How did you sleep?

Who came in here last

night? What do you mean?

Somebody came in here

and hid my blanket.

The door was locked all

night, wasn't it, Nurse?

Yes, Doctor, always.

Here, take these.


It's not a request.

What are they? Something

to help you get better.

You're right

- I feeI better already.

You'd do well to follow the

rules around here, young lady.

That'll be all for now, Nurse Lundt.

Yes, Doctor.

Why am I here?

That's the $64,000 question.

I am ready.

Are you a member of the

theatrical profession?


Who's the new girI? Some runaway.

Let's see how long this one lasts.

Who are you? I'm no-one.

Well, why are you here?

I'm not. I'm leaving.

Are you gonna save us?

From what?

Whoo-hoo-hoo. Come on,

Emily, knock it off.

Let's not scare off the

new girI on her first day.


My name's Iris.

It's Kristen, right? I

saw your name on the door.

Looks like Iris has

herself a new girlfriend.

Jealous? Please.

Don't make me throw up.

You two are disgusting.

Looks like it's time to see the doctor.

Right this way.

How are you feeling?

Have you met the others yet?

Why am I here?

I'm hoping we can get to the

bottom of that mystery together.

Let's discuss what

happened yesterday, Kristen.

What's the first thing you remember?


And before that?

Tell me about this farmhouse,

the one you burned down.

Why do you think you went there?

You had the address for the place

written on the palm of your hand.

It must have some significance.


Do you think you'd been there before?


I don't know.

Burning down that house

won't destroy those memories.

You've got to deaI with them.

Let's deaI with them together, OK?

No. No!

Often the root of a problem like

this lies with an emotionaI trauma.

There is no emotionaI trauma.

How do you know?

Look, why don't you just let me go?

I'll stay out of trouble.

And then you never have

to think of me again.

I'm trying to help you.

I don't need your help!

Yet, here you are

- confused and disturbed.

I'm not crazy.

We don't like to use that word here.

Who's we? Your friends

behind the mirror over there?

Thatta girI.

Make you feeI good.


Going somewhere, darling?

We can do this all

night long. Let go of me!

Let go of me!

Get off me!

Got some clothes for you.

What is her story?

Oh, she's just crazy.

Like me. And you.

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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