Getting set to make its debut at the upcoming Toronto Film Festival as part of its Midnight Madness series is John Carpenter’s long awaited return to film, The Ward, and we have a look at the first official stills for you.
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.
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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.
Check out the images below courtesy of Twitch Film.
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