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.