Director: John Carpenter. Cast: Amber Heard, Mamie Gummer, Danielle Panabaker. 89 min. Rated R. Horror/Mystery.
It's a John Carpenter movie, so how can you not see it? Curiously, the man has been directing films before I was born, while his latest (after a 4-year hiatus) suggests he's run out of creative juices, because it's obviously inspired by TV's American Horror Story: teenage girls in a mental asylum are treated under a sadistic head nurse and suspicious psychiatrist, and a ghost roams the ward. The significant ending twist makes the movie worthwhile, but there's no doubt that Carpenter's heyday is long gone.