Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Welcome back JOhn

Eight years after his last feature, Ghosts Of Mars, John Carpenter is back with The Ward which stars Amber Heard as one of five young girls stuck in a mental institution with no memory of her past life or how she came to be institutionalized. Her terror takes a turn for the worse when she starts to be haunted by a violent ghost. Okay, I know it doesn't sound the most exciting or original of premises but, as I've written before, Carpenter was a hero of mine growing up and so I'm prepared to cut him a little slack, even if the images I've seen from the movie so far haven't exactly thrilled. Personally, I'm just glad to see him directing again.

5 comments:

J.D. said...

as a HUGE Carpenter fan I'm pretty stoked about this. I think I read somewhere that principal photography may already be finished so I'm sure we'll probably see it sometime next year. Can't wait!

Mark Salisbury said...

What's your favourite Carpenter?

Or if that's too tough, your top three JCs?

J.D. said...

Yeah, I would have to say top 3 are...

THE THING
BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA
ESCAPE FROM NY

Not in that order. Heh, I just realized that they all start Kurt Russell as well!

What are your faves?

Mark Salisbury said...

Assault On Precinct 13
The Thing
Starman

Then:
Halloween
The Fog
Prince Of Darkness

Followed by:
Christine
They Live
In The Mouth Of Madness
Big Trouble

J.D. said...

Yeah, ASSAULT is a great one. It almost made my top 3... the remake was boring.