Back in January, TK posted The Ward trailer; the film has since premiered in the UK, while we poor saps stateside have been left languishing. Since some of us are desperate to see what John Carpenter has in store (this being his first film since 2001,) even the online appearance of the opening credits can cause a stir. The Ward is about a young woman, Kristen (Amber Heard, Zombieland, Never Back Down), who wakes up battered, bruised and captive at a psychiatric hospital. She has no idea how or why she came to be there, and her four female co-patients not only have no helpful information, they start disappearing one by one. Kristen also finds herself in the presence of a ghost, who may or may not have something to do with the vanishing girls.
This sequence speaks for itself, with a quiet spookiness. I get the impression that the ghost is either someone who was tortured at the facility while alive, or someone who did the torturing. I don’t know how that relates to Kristen, but I can’t wait to see the film and find out.
The Ward also stars Danielle Panabaker (The Crazies), Mamie Gummer (Evening), Lyndsy Fonseca (Kick-Ass) and Jared Harris (“Mad Men, Fringe,” The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) and opens in limited release April 15, 2011.
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