John Carpenter is back, and crazier than ever. It's been a long time since a John Carpenter joint was in a theater near you (since 2001's Ghosts of Mars, in fact). But now, the wait is over, and here's a first look at his latest horror movie, The Ward. [post-album postid="17567" item="1"] Set in a mental institution, it stars Lyndsy Fonseca, Amber Heard, and Danielle Panabaker. And there's an appearance from Jared Harris of"Mad Men," which is interesting because like "Mad Men," The Ward is set in the 1960s. The trailer's presumably been edited with an eye toward putting a "modern spin" on Carpenter's restrained, static style. Although it could also be that Carpenter managed to restrain himself. You'll have to wait until the movie comes out to find out for sure. It's going to be released to VOD on June 8th, and in theaters on July 8th. If you can't wait until then, try a strait-jacket. They do wonders for me.