John Carpenter is one of the original Godfather's of horror and the slasher era. His spot in the horror hall of fame is well deserved with monster hits like HALLOWEEN and THE THING. The "next" generation hasn't had a chance to witness Carpenter at his full potential and he hopes that all changes with his latest picture, THE WARD.
While touring the film around the UK, fans in the US have eagerly awaited the release of this much talked about film. Today, we finally get a look at the US trailer for the film.
finally hits US theaters July 8th, 2011 and stars Amber Heard, Danielle Panabaker, Lyndsy Fonseca, Mamie Gummer, Mika Boorem, Jared Harris, Sydney Sweeney, Laura-Leigh. The film is directed by John Carpenter.
The Ward is an intense psychological thriller set in a mental institution where a young woman, Kristen, is haunted by a mysterious and deadly ghost. As danger creeps closer, she comes to realize that this ghost might be darker than she could have imagined.
Kristen, who is in her early 20's, wakes to find herself bruised, cut, drugged, and held against her will in a remote ward of Chamberlain Psychiatric Hospital. She is completely disoriented with no idea why she was brought to this place and no memory of her life.
The other patients in the ward, four equally troubled girls, offer no answers, and Kristen quickly realizes things are not as they seem. The air is heavy with secrets, and at night, when the hospital is dark and foreboding, she hears strange and disturbing sounds. It appears they are not alone.
One by one the girls disappear, and Kristen must find a way out of this hellish place before the ghost comes for her, too. As she struggles to escape, she will uncover a truth far more dangerous and horrifying than anyone could have imagined.