“Identity” is definitely a strong film, a must see for fans of horror, thrillers or mysteries. But something about it keeps it from reaching perfection. So lets dig out our Sherlock Holmes outfits, peer into the iconic magnifying glass and deduce what makes it so good/flawed.
“The Ward” was supposed to be John Carpenters' big comeback, a small horror/thriller that would be a return to his roots. Unfortunately, it was a bittersweet experience as you can see the Carpenter of old occasionally returning, only to be undermined by sloppy writing and questionable direction. “The Ward” isn't bad, but it's not very good either.