Carpenter hired bill lancaster and bill phillips respectively to adapt the novel into different. The ward doesnt seem like a john carpenter movie, and at points, it doesnt even feel like a theatrical release. Released by varese sarabande in 2011 containing music from the ward 2011. John carpenter agent, manager, publicist contact info. Watch the trailer for the ward, john carpenters first film since 2001. Tight as a drum and plenty of fun, john carpenters first film in nine years is hardly a groundbreaker, but when the execution is this expert, why complain. The rerelease of escape from ny spawned efla and universal has been planning a special edition of the thing. Books by john ward author of the secret of the alchemist.
Ive seen some of the extra footage and footage cut out from the original film and it is awesome. When michael finds out the man who saved his life is a carpenter he visits him and quickly learns that he is more than just a carpenter. An institutionalized young woman becomes terrorized by a. John carpenters the ward, his first feature since the disappointing ghosts of mars 2001, continues the painful decline of a director who seems more nostalgic for past glories than. Watch the trailer for the ward, john carpenters first.
So really, i came to this conclusion using simple math. John carpenters the ward soundtrack from 2011, composed by mark kilian. John ward has 177 books on goodreads with 2766 ratings. Many of you know, carpenter is a celebrated filmmaker who frequently has worked in. Movie talk john carpenter s the ward sounds pretty generic. J ohn carpenters best movies are his first four or five, made between 1974 and 1980, all of them genre flicks where imagination, intelligence, wit and chutzpah were called into play by the. John carpenter has made some of my favourite films, however, his more recent efforts have been a little wide of the mark. This analysis of carpenter s films includes a historical. For information on his appearance and other convention activities, go to their website.
John carpenter books list of books by author john carpenter. While he enjoyed his biggest hit with 1978s halloween, carpenter continues to thrill and disturb audiences with such films as 2011s the ward. Doug mankoff, peter block, mike marcus, andrew spaulding screenwriters. For a director who hasnt made a film for seven years 2010s the ward john carpenter has kept incredibly busy of late. So it was with much trepidation that i hit the play button for this one. Watch john carpenters the ward online stream full movie. The official john carpenter the official website of john carpenter. It took 9 years for john carpenter to make his next movie, and the ward whilst far from being anything special is at least refreshing after the miss firing ghosts of mars.
With amber heard, mamie gummer, danielle panabaker, lauraleigh. John carpenter has 52 books on goodreads with 7070 ratings. The horror master john carpenter and his queen and sandy king carpenter return to golden apple comics on saturday november 3rd at 1. John carpenter has a wellearned reputation as the master of horror, even if the legendary directors stillgrowing body of work has encompassed everything from tv biopics elvis to scifi thrillers the thing, escape from new york and the occasional actioncomedy big trouble in little china. Carpenter has made the majority of my favorite films and i have returned to and watched his movies over again a zillion times. She declined to sign my book, but asked if i wanted to be in a. Still, its a wellmade film, with some finely crafted. A psychological thriller about a young woman locked in a mysterious mental institution in the 1960s, marks iconic horror master john. For starters, carpenter entered the world of comics with the highly. John carpenter, cody carpenter, and daniel davies visit amoeba hollywood on thursday, october 25, 2018 at 6 pm to sign copies of the new. From the horrifying halloween to the touching starman to the controversial the thing to the comic big trouble in little china, his films reflect a unique approach to filmmaking and singular views of humanity and american culture. Early on, he just seemed to have his finger on the pulse of something, well, evil.
Books by john carpenter author of big trouble in little. Significantly better than either vampires or ghosts of mars his previous two features. John carpenter has signed to direct mutant chronicles, a fantasy adventure which may shoot in the uk. Horror movie master john carpenter will film his latest picture in spokane. The ward, carpenters first film since 2001s ghosts of mars, premiered at the toronto. Although carpenter has worked with various movie genres, he is associated most commonly with horror, action, and science fiction films of the 1970s and 1980s.
See all books authored by john carpenter, including the fog, and eyes of laura mars, and more on. In some ways, john carpenters the ward distinguishes itself most by what it is not, rather than what it is. Jun 10, 2011 a psychological thriller about a young woman locked in a mysterious mental institution in the 1960s, marks iconic horror master john carpenter s first feature film in ten years. The films of john carpenter cover a tremendous range and yet all bear his clear personal stamp. According to someone over at dvdmaniacs the budget is 7 million. Ghosts of mars sucked hard, but cigarette burns was pretty decent. A virtual signing is a way to get a personalized signed copy of a book when you are unable to attend any of j. Shop for signed photos, autographs and other autographed items related to john carpenter.
John carpenter retires, forgets that he had to direct. John carpenters the ward fans excited to see john carpenter back in bigscreen will find limited cause for joy in the ward. As of 2016, carpenter was more involved with his music career than filmmaking, although he was involved in 2018s halloween reboot. Ward reveals the real life inspiration behind terms from the black dagger brotherhood universe duration. A psychological thriller about a young woman locked in a mysterious mental institution in the 1960s, marks iconic horror master john carpenter s first feature film in ten years. As the carpenter shares his wisdom, michael attempts to save his business in the face of adversity, rejection, fear, and failure. Whatever it is, that monster is haunting john carpenters the ward, the first theatrical horror film from the one of the genres unquestioned in a decade. A beautiful young woman finds herself drugged and held against her will in a psychiatric hospital.
I suppose the best thing he can do is just make a good john carpenter movie. John carpenter s the ward soundtrack from 2011, composed by mark kilian. In some ways, john carpenters the ward distinguishes itself most by what it is not, rather. The ward is a 2010 american supernatural psychological horror film directed by john carpenter and starring amber heard, mamie gummer, danielle panabaker, lauraleigh, lyndsy fonseca and jared harris. The horror director john carpenter the original halloween, the remake of the thing returns to features with the ward, his first bigscreen effort in years. The ward dvd used very good 5051892043014 films at. No one believes the claims of a young woman amber heard that a dead patient is stalking the residents of the psychiatric facility.
For his first movie in nearly a decade, john carpenter has churned out a generic, halfhearted shocker concerning a mentally questionable. John carpenter directs the ward the new york times. Although carpenter has worked with various movie genres, he is. Amber heard at the premiere of john carpenters the ward, toronto film festival 2010. His family later moved to bowling green, kentucky, where his father was the head of the music department at western kentucky university. They will be joined by comic artists and writers including tim bradstreet, steve niles, duane swierczynski, james ninness, david j. The ward is a 2010 american supernatural psychological horror film directed by john carpenter and starring amber heard, mamie gummer, danielle. Download the new storm king productions app, available now on ios and android, and experience a new way of connecting with all of your favorite john carpenter media. May 04, 2009 video from jr ward s book sining in wi on april 29, 2009.
A psychological thriller about a young woman locked in a mysterious mental institution in the 1960s, marks iconic horror master john carpenters first feature film in ten years. Amber heard stars as kristen, the newest resident of north bends restricted ward. I may have been more fascinated by cronenberg for a wee while, but that was only during my artsy phase. John howard carpenter born january 16, 1948 is an american filmmaker, screenwriter and composer. As the carpenter shares his wisdom, michael attempts to save his business in the face of. Carpenter ward provides unrivalled modernisation, renovation and conversion services to luxury homes in central scotland. No matter what youre looking for or where you are in the world, our global marketplace of sellers can help you find unique and affordable options. Jun 26, 2011 the horror director john carpenter the original halloween, the remake of the thing returns to features with the ward, his first bigscreen effort in years. A few interviews with jc confirmed this was his next project after efla, they were even lining up a set of spinoff action figures for this movie. Amber heard at the premiere of john carpenters the ward.
John carpenter will be appearing august 2224 as a part of bruce campbells horror film festival at the wizard world chicago comic com, being held at the donald e. John carpenters the ward trailer 1 hd 2011 youtube. Celebrating the 35th anniversary of john carpenters scifihorror classic film the thing, this 400page first volume hardcover of printed in bloods artbook series features over 375 brandnew pieces of artwork created specifically for this collection. World of books sells used books online to over 190 countries worldwide. In some ways, john carpenter s the ward distinguishes itself most by what it is not, rather than what it is. You can email us to discuss your order you can also connect with us on facebook, twitter, instagram, or through our blog.
Jul 08, 2011 john carpenters the ward, his first feature since the disappointing ghosts of mars 2001, continues the painful decline of a director who seems more nostalgic for past glories than. Its a handsome, sturdilycrafted genre film, and an effective yarn that, until the very end, cloaks its true nature suspensefully. John carpenter is an american filmmaker, screenwriter, and composer, born in carthage, new york on january 16, 1948. Echo lake productions has released the full movie trailer for john carpenters return to horror the ward. John carpenter and kurt russell are prepared to do a thing 2, so is universal. We personally assess every books quality and offer rare, outofprint treasures. Sign in or create your guardian account to join the discussion. It tries everything in the book to terrify the viewer and nothing works. The renewed interest in john carpenter s music thanks to the death waltz reissues and lost themes albums caused him to, for the first time ever, tour as a musician. Schow, cat staggs, and amanda deibert they will be at golden apple comics on saturday, october 21, 2017 from 1. You will order the book through our website, indicate who you would like the book signed to, and we will get it signed and shipped out to you on the books release day. Jul 07, 2011 the ward doesnt seem like a john carpenter movie, and at points, it doesnt even feel like a theatrical release. Its safe to say that john carpenter is my favorite director of all time.
The ward feels like an old timer is behind the lens and it has a campfire type of style to it. Watch john carpenters the ward starring amber heard in this horror on directv. View john carpenter booking agent, manager, publicist contact info. Set in 1966, the film chronicles a young woman who is institutionalized after setting fire to a house, and who finds herself haunted by the ghost of a former inmate at the psychiatric ward.
Significantly better than either vampires or ghosts of mars. John howard carpenter born january 16, 1948 is an american filmmaker, screenwriter and. Theres no doubt this is a different carpenter than we have seen in some time. Find and submit author and celebrity book signings, book tours, book festivals, book salesfairs, book clubs, book conventions, book discussions, book festivals, book launchreleases, book series and literary workshops. Video from jr wards book sining in wi on april 29, 2009. Rather than the jittery, highsheen, grand guignol look of most tortureporn, carpenter and cinematographer yaron orbach have selected an. Amber heard is the main draw here and she is terrific. The official john carpenter the official website of john.1633 1343 1162 749 982 1112 81 356 780 479 74 786 1015 1239 552 1211 505 1500 1413 156 1533 224 720 135 272 1691 1136 243 931 823 737 849 103 1078 236 873 194 547 523 246 798 1499 758 482 628 461 87 1187 561 1111 1287