John Carpenter, the maestro behind such classic movies as Halloween and The Thing has a new film on the way in the form of, you guessed it, horror thriller The Ward, which we have a trailer for today.

The story follows Kristen (Amber Heard) who is sent to a mental asylum but has no idea why (I’m guessing because she’s mental). But there is something very strange in the ward of the asylum, with all of her fellow patients mysteriously disappearing. As Kristen tries to find a means of escape, she discovers something she never would’ve imagined.

Check out the trailer below:

It certainly looks like a creepy, old-school haunted house ride that we know Carpenter can deliver on. It doesn’t look entirely original though, almost a Shutter Island with attractive female characters mixed with a bit of A Nightmare on Elm Street 3. But I have faith in Carpenter to deliver a thrilling horror that shows the latest generation of horror movie makers just how it’s done. The movie is set for a January 21st release in the UK, with surprisingly no date set for an US release anytime soon.