Frankly, Gothika drove us a little crazy. The same folks who reanimated poor horror flicks like Thirteen Ghosts and House on Haunted Hill think that some star power and scary lighting can cover up a pap thriller. No so. Halle Berry plays a psychiatrist at a mental hospital (on a creepy hill) who wakes up from a car accident locked up in one of the place's cells, accused of murdering her husband.
Her coworkers instantly turn on her, as she tries to figure out of she's possessed, set up or just plain nuts. There are a few turns that you won't see coming. Yet, what's really frightening are the outrageous plot solutions, laughably cliché scenes and sudden shifts in tone--all of which don't amount to too many thrills. Even with the marquee name driving it, this one is just okay.
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