Carpenter's low-budget 1978 film Halloween defined and originated the slasher film genre, steadicam and all. His influential genre films continued through the 1980s with The Fog, Escape from New York, and The Thing. After a decade-long sabbatical from filmmaking, Carpenter has returned this summer with The Ward (trailer below), a tense thriller about a group of women (and an unwelcome guest) in a mental hospital in the 1960s—“Girl Interrupted…by an Angry Ghost.” The movie, which was filmed in the still-functioning, remote Eastern Washington State Mental Hospital, will be released in select cities Friday.
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ARC Entertainment will release The Ward in Los Angeles and New York, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Miami, Minneapolis and New Orleans on July 8, 2011.