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Genres Horror Thriller
Running Time 88 min
Release Date Jul 8, 2011
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The Ward

Welcome to North Bend Psychiatric Hospital, an isolation ward for disturbed women that holds a terrifying secret. Kristen, a beautiful but volatile young woman finds herself bruised, cut, drugged and held against her will at the sinister asylum. Trying to gain control of her memory and figure out how she got there, Kristen discovers that a savage ghostly figure roams the halls at night. One by one, the other patients begin to disappear. To survive, Kristen must discover the horrifying truth of the… Show more

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July 8, 2011 - Boston.com - Wesley Morris, Globe Staff

Go on and try, but no one watching “The Ward’’ will ever believe it’s set at an asylum. I mean, the hard, clinical air stinks of mental hospital. But it’s pure sorority house. The head doctor (Jared Harris) has no idea what Kristen (Amber Heard) is doing there. She did burn down a farmhouse, but she was also wearing a teddy. Kristen’s locked up with a group of pert, young coed-like patients who attack each other with cattiness. Later, when half of them go missing the staff doesn’t seem to notice. The hospital business is a pretext for the group-shower sequence (“huh-huh-huh-huh huuuuuh,’’ coo the female voices on the soundtrack) where a ghoulish hand reaches out to wring Kristen’s neck. Oh my God, wring mine!

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