John Carpenter returns to the big screen with new movie The Ward


The Ward is John Carpenters return to the big screen and the movie first premiered in September 2010 at the Toronto International Film Festival. Its all set for a UK Release on the 21st of January and its already been released in various other regions much to the delight of Carpenter fans.

The Ward focuses on the story of a young institutionalized woman Kristen who is played by Amber Heard of All the Boys Love Mandy Lane fame and more recently starred in the Joneses with Demi Moore and David Duchovny. Set in 1966 Kristen ends up in the institution after setting fire to a farmhouse and soon finds her less than sane room-mates to be the least of her troubles with a phantom terrorising the institution intend of killing the patients one by one.

Carpenter is a long standing director in Hollywood with a back catalogue of cult classics and is well known for his multi talented approach to film making often playing director, producer, composer and writer. Its been over 10 years since we last saw him in the directors chair but Carpenter is a master at building suspense and all the reviews of The Ward so far have praised the old school and more underplayed approach he’s taken on this movie.

We have the trailer for The Ward right here so you can judge for yourself how it looks personally this is one I’m definitely going to try and watch.