Peek into the psyche of cinema's scariest nurse

In a new TV series, the life of Mildred Ratched before her tyrannical reign on One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest is imagined

Sarah Paulson as Ratched's title character, a nurse working at a psychiatric hospital that has begun troubling experiments on the human mind.
Sarah Paulson as Ratched's title character, a nurse working at a psychiatric hospital that has begun troubling experiments on the human mind.PHOTO: NETFLIX

The Nurse Ratched character from the acclaimed film One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (1975) is firmly ensconced in the pantheon of great Hollywood villains.

And, in Ryan Murphy's new horror series Ratched, she finally gets an origin story.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 16, 2020, with the headline 'Peek into the psyche of cinema's scariest nurse'. Print Edition | Subscribe