In 1966, Kristen (Amber Heard), an amnesiac arsonist, is committed to a psychiatric unit where therapist Dr. Stringer (Jared Harris) is treating a gaggle of disturbed girls who seem to be haunted by the angry spirit of a mysteriously departed patient. Unable to convince the staff that the patients are in danger, Kristen makes persistent escape attempts.
While not as simple as the set-up makes out, it’s happy to be good of its type rather than groundbreaking. With Joe Dante and John Landis back in harness, it’s good to see Carpenter’s return. Hope still for Tobe Hooper...
Reviewed by Kim Newman
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