It’s been a very, very long time since John Carpenter released a film in theatres – the last one was Ghosts of Mars all of ten years ago – so that fact alone makes The Ward a big deal, but part of what gets me really excited about this trailer is the fact that it’s a good, old-fashioned horror movie. We’ve got ghosts, we’ve got zombie-looking things, and it all takes place in an asylum! This could be the return to form that Carpenter needs to complete his legacy, or even just a reminder of what a good director he is; something akin to what Sam Raimi pulled off with Drag Me To Hell.
The other part of what gets me excited is the trademark Carpenter title font. Man, I’m such a nerd.
No word yet on when The Ward will be released in North America.