Premiere Pictures just put up the first stills from John Carpenter’s first new feature in eight years- The Ward. Starring Amber Heard as a woman placed in a nuthouse against her wishes, and is forced to deal with some crazy stuff. Go figure.

They’re calling it a “psychological thriller” but that image above looks like pure horror to me. Good to see the man back at it- now let’s put all thoughts of Pro-Life out of heads and hope that it was just a fluke.

Here’s the full synopsis from the Premiere Pictures site, which also has a few more small pictures-

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, 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 disorientated, with no idea why she was brought this place and no memory of her life.

The other patients in the ward, four equally troubled girls, offer no answers and Kristen quickly realises 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.