Early Art and Images: John Carpenter’s The Ward

An eagle-eyed reader by the name of RJMacCready directed us to the Premiere Picture website, where some early artwork and images for John Carpenter’s long awaited return to the big screen, The Ward, were just waiting for us!

The film stars Jared Harris (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), Mamie Gummer (Taking Woodstock), Lyndsy Fonseca (Kick-Ass), Amber Heard (All the Boys Love Mandy Lane), and Danielle Panabaker (that shitty Friday the 13th remake) and was written by Michael and Shawn Rasmussen.

The Ward is an intense psychological thriller set in a mental institution where a young woman, Kristen, 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.

Kristen, who is in her early 20’s, wakes to find herself bruised, cut, drugged, and held against her will in a remote ward of Chamberlain Psychiatric Hospital. She is completely disoriented with no idea why she was brought to this place and no memory of her life.

The other patients in the ward, four equally troubled girls, 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 disturbing sounds. It appears they are not alone.

One by one the girls disappear, and Kristen must find a way out of this hellish place before the ghost comes for her, too. As she struggles to escape, she will uncover a truth far more dangerous and horrifying than anyone could have imagined.

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Steve Barton

You're such an inspiration for the ways that I will never, ever choose to be.

  • Didn’t See It Coming

    The bad taste of “Ghosts”? How about the bad taste of his entire 90’s.

  • Floydian Trip

    What is it about wheelchairs that is so creepy? The one in Session 9 creeped me out too.

  • DavidFullam

    Welcome back John!

  • TheFritz

    I’m thrilled about John Carpenter’s return to the director’s chair. Hopefully he’s had enough time to wash the bad taste of ‘Ghosts’ from his palette and can get back to basics with what sounds like a great little psychological piece that is right up his alley. Kudos on sharing the news and pics!