Carpenter's The Ward gets full trailer
A full trailer has appeared for John Carpenter's The Ward starring Amber Heard. From the legendary director comes a new horror film that sees a young woman admitted to a mental institution and subjected to the brutality of the treatments as well as being haunted by a rather malicious ghost, a ghost of a former patient.
The cast also features Lyndsy Fonseca, Danielle Panabaker, Jared Harris, and a few other recognisable faces, and the trailer looks pretty good.
Okay, it may reveal just a little too much of the ghost itself, but it does look good, particularly the scenes of the woman being “treated” by the staff in the hospital.
Here's a full synopsis for The Ward:
John Carpenter's The Ward, a psychological thriller about a young woman locked in a mysterious mental institution in the 1960s, marks iconic horror master John Carpenter's first feature film in over seven years.
Kristen (Amber Heard), a beautiful but troubled young woman, finds herself bruised, cut, drugged, and held against her will in a remote ward of a psychiatric hospital. She is completely disoriented, with no idea why she was brought to this place and no memory of her life before being admitted. All she knows is that she isn't safe.
The other patients in the ward--four equally disturbed young women--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 frightening sounds. It appears they are not alone.
One-by-one, the other girls begin to disappear and Kristen must find a way out of this hellish place before she, too, becomes a victim. As she struggles to escape, she will uncover a truth far more dangerous and horrifying than anyone could have imagined.
Sounds a lot more interesting than we've heard so far, and hopefully by now you want to see the trailer for The Ward enough to get right into it, for it does look like it could be rather good.
Word is that John Carpenter hasn't made a mammoth return to form, but he's certainly come back well, I do hope that if this film isn't as strong as we hoped that it's a warm up for things to come. Still, even if it isn't his strongest film, that won't stop me seeing it.