John Carpenter’s “The Ward” Gets A Release Date…

In the UK .  It’s a start.  Warner Brothers has acquired the UK rights to release the latest horror film from horror master John Carpenter.  It’s been ten years since John Carpenter released a film theatrically.  That film was John Carpenter’s Ghosts of Mars which has gone on to become a cult hit.  John Carpenter’s The Ward features some young meat…I mean young talent for the grinder.  The Ward is scheduled to open in the UK on January 21st.  The MASTER of horror is back!  You know I’ll be importing the Blu-ray!

INFO: John Carpenter’s 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.  Kristen, who is in her early 20’s wakes up 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 realizes 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 ever imagined.


Gerard Iribe is a writer/reviewer for Why So Blu?. He has also reviewed for other sites like DVD Talk, Project-Blu, and CHUD, but Why So Blu? is where the heart is. You can follow his incoherency on Twitter: @giribe

2 Responses to “John Carpenter’s “The Ward” Gets A Release Date…”

  1. Brian White

    Man I have been waiting to see this one!!! When will it come to the US on Blu-ray? Make it so Gerard…make it so!!!

  2. Gerard Iribe

    I’m assuming WB owns the U.S. rights as well and wants to guage the UK response before releasing it here. John Carpenter’s last two films were released in the fall. Vampires was released on Halloween. Since we have no more Saw, the Halloween marketplace got less crowded.

    I’ll probably import regardless.