Legendary Horror Director Back In Business After 10 Years Of Hiatus
27. June 2011
One of the top horror directors of all time is set to grace the silver-screen once again after being away from the entertainment world for the past 10 years.
Legendary horror director John Carpenter is set to release a new horror film for moviegoers around the world entitled “The Ward” which opens on July 8. Carpenter is one of the highly respected names in Hollywood and the one who created Michael Myers in the cult hit horror movie “Halloween”.
The widely popular director decided to quit his job as director and live a private life in 2001 after the release of his film “Ghosts of Mars” after he got “burned out” on his job. “I was really tired from making movies,” Carpenter said.
But after a deep reflection, Carpenter made the decision to go back in directing horror movies which he calls “a universal emotion that we all feel”. “Every person in every country, every human being alive feels, has the same fears,” Carpenter said.
The movie “The Ward” stars Amber Heard as woman who finds herself in a mysterious mental institution in the 1960s with no memory of her life before.Carpenter, 63, calls his new movie “a character study”. With a career that has spanned over thirty years, John Carpenter has attained a reputation as a respected independent filmmaker.
Although some of Carpenter’s films have not been commercially or critically successful upon initial theatrical release, Carpenter has developed a large cult following through home video releases of his films.