The new poster for John Carpenter’s THE WARD features a bruised and battered Amber Heard, and proudly proclaims that with this film “Carpenter proves that he is still the master of shock.” There is also a finished trailer in HD, and oh my, what a difference high quality and an eerie track of a little girl singing makes. The girls in the ward are apparently terrorized by what appears to be a ghost whom the girls refer to as the one “who got out” and is now after them.
“When an old farmhouse is set ablaze by Kristen (Amber Heard), a distraught young woman, she is taken by police to the North Bend Psychiatric Hospital. She awakens in a special ward with four similarly unbalanced and wayward girls: Sarah (Danielle Panabaker), a flirty and sass-talking know it all; Iris (Lyndsy Fonseca), a sensitive and talented artist who tries to make her feel welcome; Emily (Mamie Gummer), a reckless but playful outcast; and Zoey (Laura-Leigh), who hides behind a childlike persona and her beloved stuffed bunny. Kirsten’s therapist, Dr. Stringer (Jared Harris), tries to uncover the root cause of her breakdown, but despite his calm and understanding manner, she resists any attempts at help and rehabilitation.
Unfortunately, the hospital is not the sanctuary it seems to be. Kristen begins to have strange run-ins with a shadowy phantom who roams the halls when the ward is locked down at night. Persistent and inquisitive, she goes digging for information about former patients and soon becomes convinced that no one ever leaves the ward alive.”http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xggf7o
John Carpenter’s THE WARD will be shocking fans in the UK on January 21st 2011.