Topic: Trailer for Carpenter's THE WARD

http://www.imdb.com/video/imdb/vi2659556121/  Looks good to me, nice film technique, shots. None of that green tinted jiggly crap.

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Looks really good and I've read some good reviews.

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nice to see him back but i'll reserve judgement on the film.

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One thing I will mention is having worked in nut-houses, I can assure you they are not stocked with hotties. The trailer looks like a hottie farm.

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Huh!  I read the screenplay for this flick just a couple weeks ago.  There was no mention it had already been produced and was about to be released, let alone that it was directed by good ol' Johnny C.  Pretty good read, I liked it quite a bit.

I'll be checking this one out.  While I believe that, sadly, his best work is behind him, I figure since he's made no less than four of my favorite genre flicks (Halloween, The Fog, Christine and In the Mouth of Madness) it's the least I could do.

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I believe he cranked out a good recently Lon - The Masters Of Horror Episode- Cigarette Burns. although not a full length film it was good.  But I do  agree. its been a long time since he was on fire . miss the days when he would use his favorite actors and the piano score he used for those movies were his trademark.

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Mistress, cigarette burns was a slimmed down take on the novel Flicker, by Theodore Roszak. It's a good read.

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fredgarvin wrote:

Mistress, cigarette burns was a slimmed down take on the novel Flicker, by Theodore Roszak. It's a good read.


Really ? well I will have to go find that book then. I really enjoyed the movie.

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I've become leery of any movies that involve ghosts or hauntings these days. Far too often the movies go from creepy horror to "lets help the ghost so it can rest in piece" thus killing the intensity for the last 1/2 - 1/3 of the movie.

That being said, I'll still probably give this one a chance based on Carpenter's previous track record.

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Ben, I agree with the direction most ghost movies have taken lately.

That's why the one I'm writing now is a throw back to the ghost flicks of the 70s, complete with violence, nudity (don't anybody go giving me crap about this after my comments in the sex in horror thread -- in my story it serves a purpose) and a downer ending.

The Sentinel.  The Changeling.  Legend of Hell House.  Now THOSE are some great ghost flicks.

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LoudLon wrote:

The Sentinel.  The Changeling.  Legend of Hell House.  Now THOSE are some great ghost flicks.


Amen !!! 

Id love to know when your script gets sold .

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So would I lol

It would help if I didn't always have at least three going on at the same time.  Right now I'm working on House of Vile Spirit (my ghost flick), A Dead New World (zombie flick, decided to start it over because it got too wild and unwieldy) and my werewolf flick, Desert Moon.

Pimp, pimp.

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Hell house and Ghost Story are my all time favs. A good ghost story can be tough and they seem so few and far....

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Looks good

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Ghost Story was good, too.  The criminally under-rated Craig Wasson, Alice Krige looking all sultry and nubile.  And of course Fred Astaire. 

Could've done without seeing Wasson's junk, but, I guess girls need a reason to watch horror flicks, too. big_smile

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I was lucky to see the premiere of The Ward at Tiff in Toronto.  I really enjoyed it,  I can't believe it took this long to come out.  I saw Let Me In the same day and it has been out for a long time now.  Hopefully it will go to the Theatres and not straight to video.  It is an old fashioned horror movie with lots of jump scares.

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Really looking forward to this one.  If nothing else, it's gotta be worth the price of a one-time viewing.  I'll admit it . . . I'm a sucker for anything Carpenter does, always have been.  Even the stuff that I can admit is shitty.   wink

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fredgarvin wrote:

One thing I will mention is having worked in nut-houses, I can assure you they are not stocked with hotties. The trailer looks like a hottie farm.


Yup... and don't forget the Playboy shower scene.  Not to mention the boring cliche (to mention one of a million in that trailer)  of all the staffers acting weirdly (woooo.... aren't they scary????). Will someone PLEASE tell John to stop cutting Coke and remind him its 2011; not 1980. God. Are we absolutely sure he directed THE THING? I'm mean... has this been looked into?

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John Carpenter is my favorite filmmaker of all time, anything he does is gold in my book

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YAY!!!  HOT ESCORTS!!!!

Heard mixed things about this. 
But I would like Carpenter to have a comeback. 
After being such a devoted fan his utter slump into the pit for the last 25 years or so has been heartbreaking.

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I havent heard dittle about this movie. Now i am all intriqued.
Lon lon i shiver in anticipation ghosts? Zombies? Werewolves? Yes please!!!

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fredgarvin wrote:

One thing I will mention is having worked in nut-houses, I can assure you they are not stocked with hotties. The trailer looks like a hottie farm.

Can you get me a job my friend working in a nut house... I'm envious of you you you who had a freaky jobba

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I saw The Ward yesterday in the cinema. Being a huge Carpenter fan, I was really excited to seeing it and I was not disappointed. This film is vintage Carpenter full of cheap jumps, dark hallways and an extremely creepy looking ghost. Most critics has slated the film because of its not nothing like Halloween all i can say is if you go into the cinema thinking its gonna be the next Halloween your not gonna like it.