Sunday, January 02, 2011

The First Teaser Trailer for John Carpenter's The Ward is Here

The first teaser trailer for John Carpenter's (They Live) The Ward is here! In this short one minute clip actress Amber Heard (And Soon the Darkness) can be seen playing Kristen, a trouble young woman. After setting a farmhouse ablaze, she is housed in the North Bend Psychiatric Hospital for care. But here, she only finds ghosts and more tormented souls.

This film also stars Danielle Panabaker (The Crazies) and, unfortunately for North American horror fans, the United Kingdom will host filmings of this production first (January 21, 2011). This film has been pushed back from one release already (September, 2010), but here is one vote for a soon to be upcoming release. Check out the film's teaser inside courtesy of Upcoming Horror Movies.

The film's official plotline is here:

"1966. Night. As a storm approaches the North Bend Psychiatric Hospital, something unseen walks the halls of the isolation ward. It closes in on the small bare room of a distressed young woman. As the storm peaks and the lightning strikes outside, the young girl screams in terror...

As dawn breaks the next day, another young woman, Kristen (Heard), disheveled and disoriented sets fire to an abandoned farmouse. Captured by the local police, she is remanded to North Bend where she is processed and taken to the isolation ward - the same place we have just witnessed the other young woman terrified beyond words...


In the ward, Kristen meets the other patients: Zoey (Laura-Leigh), childlike and withdrawn; Iris (Lyndsay Fonseca) artistic, prim and proper; flirtatious Sarah (Panabaker) and the group's free spirit, Emily (Mamie Gummer). A private session with Dr. Stinger, the chief psychiatrist, reveals that Kristen cannot remember anything before her arrival at the hospital. That night she attempts to escape but is caught by an orderly. When she awakens later, she sees a figure peering in at her through the mesh window in her door. When she tries to talk to anyone about the figure walking the halls, they turn away - a conspiracy of silence" (The Ward).

Release Date: January 21, 2011 (UK only), 2011 (North America).

Director: John Carpenter.

Writers: Michael Rasmussen, and Shawn Rasmussen.

Cast: Amber Heard, Lyndsy Fonseca, Danielle Panabaker, Jared Harris, Mika Boorem, Mamie Gummer, Sydney Sweeney.

The teaser for The Ward:

If this clip did not satiate your appetite for horror, there is a behind the scenes featurette for The Ward here:

On the Set of The Ward (2 Minute Clip)

The film's official website is here:

The Ward's Official Website


The Ward at Upcoming Horror Movies

Other classic films from John Carpenter:

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