After a year of talking about it, the release of John Carpenter's THE WARD is finally approaching. The film will be available via video on demand on June 8 before hitting theaters on July 8. The official U.S. trailer has been released and can be viewed below.
I hate to see the great Carpenter reduced to a single selling point, but I admit that it's nice to see "Director of HALLOWEEN" used in the advertising. Plus we get a glimpse at a shower scene!
Amber Heard (below), Danielle Panabaker, Mika Boorem, Jared Harris, Mamie Gummer, Laura-Leigh, Sydney Sweeney, Sean Cooke, Milos Milicevic and Jillian Kramer star in the flick, which was written by Michael Rasmussen and Shawn Rasmussen.
Kristen, a beautiful but troubled young woman, who 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.