Monday, July 11, 2011

The Cinematheque Reviews: John Carpenter's The Ward

John Howard Carpenter.  The man gave us Halloween, The Thing, Escape From New York.  He's been gone ten years now (except for a couple of TV episodes of some show nobody watches) and the world of horror cinema just hasn't been the same.  In his stead, we have gotten a thing called torture porn and about four thousand and fifty-eight crummy remakes of older horror films (including two based on Carpenter movies).  Granted he may not have been doing his best work the decade or so before the aforementioned missing decade, but nonetheless, he has been missed.  Well, guess what?  The man is back and his new film, The Ward, perhaps isn't in the range of the films I mentioned at the beginning of this post, but hey, it's still a welcome treat.  Oh yeah, and that new Grindhouse Princess Amber Heard (a body to die for and an attitude to kill with) is of course smokin' hot as ever in her slightly off, batshitcrazy way.

1 comment:

Castor said...

Yea, I would watch this only for the ridiculously hot Amber Heard ;)