Okay, just finished this John Carpenter film, and I am kind of torn between feelings about it. I really ended up enjoying the story line, but any things about it seemed unauthentic. I had no idea that it was meant to be set in the 60s until about halfway through it. This for some reason bothered me too much. Probably unimportant, but what can I say.
It’s about a girl with an unknown troubled past, who is found after burning down a house and out into a mental institution. The entire time something strange is happening in her ward and there is some supernatural presence that begins to make itself known. She is constantly trying to escape, without success, all the while discovering that the ghost she is seeing is a girl named Alice who “used to occupy” the ward. There is a pretty decent story line in this one, so I would recommend watching it, but the acting isn’t amazing or even emotional enough for you to connect with the characters. The main girl is beautiful, yet lacks something for this particular part in my opinion. It saves itself at the end and I actually liked how it was concluded.
It’s not too scary and it’s not too gory, there’s no nudity and as I have already mentioned, the acting isn’t anything to write home about. So after writing this, I still think it’s enjoyable and definitely worth seeing!