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First Photos of Amber Heard in John Carpenter's The Ward

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October 19, 2009
Source: Dread Central

John Carpenter's The Ward

After roughly eight years, John Carpenter is finally back to directing once again. His newest film, The Ward, stars Amber Heard, Danielle Panabaker, Lyndsy Fonseca, and a few other young actresses, and is a psychological thriller set in a mental institution. Over on the production website (via Dread Central), a few new photos and a bit of early artwork for The Ward have popped up. Considering we've seen nothing from this yet and it is John Carpenter's long-awaited return to directing, I thought I'd feature these photos, which actually look pretty cool. The ghost looks damn creepy, too. They're not much, but still take a look below.

John Carpenter's The Ward

John Carpenter's The Ward

The Ward is an intense psychological thriller set in a mental institution where a young woman, Kristen (Amber Heard) 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. I probably otherwise wouldn't be interested in this if it weren't John Carpenter. I just hope it lives up to some of his better films and isn't another Ghosts of Mars. As far as we know, this doesn't have a US distributor and was produced independently. We're not sure when this will arrive, but it is still shooting and will probably be ready by next year some time. Thoughts?

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Reader Feedback - 13 Comments

1

Great to see John Carpenter directing again! I sure hope this flick gets a distributor and puts Carpenter back into the limelight, where he needs to be!! 🙂

Spider on Oct 19, 2009

2

Looks like a throwback to old school 70's-early 80's horror flicks. And Ghost of Mars wasn't great, but it was entertaining.

klaus_komix on Oct 19, 2009

3

"Psychological Thriller" 'nuff said.

xerxex on Oct 19, 2009

4

YES! John Carpenter!

Said on Oct 19, 2009

5

Sounds a bit like Gothika, imo. Hopefully, the fact that it is by Carpenter means it's gonna be much better, and it won't have Limp Bizkit included on the OST. *shudder*

SuicidalOptimist on Oct 19, 2009

6

Has potential

Vold on Oct 19, 2009

7

Mr Carpenter then i am in.

Fisherr on Oct 19, 2009

8

john carpenter sucks

sam on Oct 19, 2009

9

Good, its nice to see the old boy back in the cahir again. yeah alot of his more later movies wernt up to much but as some has said they were entertaining but no where as near as good has some of his past film, my fave's of his are The Thing, Esc New from York and Prince of Darkness which was very freaky and actually freaked me out a bit :o)

LV 426 on Oct 20, 2009

10

The master of horror has returned! And he's going for a psychological horror? Very good news.

Movie Fan on Oct 20, 2009

11

Saw the amazing Mr. Carpenter in Dallas at the Texas Frightmare Weekend-along with thousands of other fans. Looks like no release date in sight from the information any of us got. Sucks. He IS the master of horror for sure.

allison on Jun 6, 2010

12

and here are new picks of Amber Heard; that's always been my dream big screen appearance, all dirty and discombobulated int he middle of a road with a bunch of purple whelps; no really. http://www.fearnet.com/news/photos/b19921_new_pics_amber_heard_enters_ward.html Looks awes! -bella

BellaNicoli on Aug 19, 2010

13

When am I going to get to see this. It looks awesome!

Alison on Dec 7, 2010

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