The Ward


Film: The Ward
Director: John Carpenter
Producers: Doug Mankoff, Peter Block, Mike Marcus, Andrew Spaulding
Screenwriters: Michael Rasmussen, Shawn Rasmussen
Starring: Amber Heard, Mamie Gummer, Danielle Panabaker, Laura-Leigh, Lyndsy Fonseca, Mika Boorem, Jared Harris
Music Composer: Mark Kilian
Cinematographer: Yaron Orbach
Editor: Patrick McMahon
Production Companies: Echo Lake Entertainment, A Bigger Boat, FilmNation Entertainment
Distributors: ARC Entertainment, XLrator Media
Release Date: July 8, 2011
Running Time: 89 minutes



1966. Night. As a storm approaches the North Bend Psychiatric Hospital, something unseen walks the halls of the isolation ward. It closes in on the small bare room of a distressed young woman. As the storm peaks and the lightning strikes outside, the young girl SCREAMS in terror…

As dawn breaks the next day, another young woman, KRISTEN, disheveled and disoriented, sets fire to an abandoned farmhouse. Captured by the local police, she is remanded to North Bend where she is processed and taken to the isolation ward—the same place we have just witnessed the other girl terrified beyond words…

While Kristen is unsure how she got there or why, she is certain that the Ward has a dark secret at its core that freezes the other residents into silence and she’s determined to get out—even if it’s alone. The other girls talk about patients who left, but nobody will say what happened to them or where they went. And when Kristen is attacked in the shower by that same ghostly figure, she knows the others didn’t leave the Ward alive.