Sneak peek at John Carpenter's The Ward brings shower ghosts

We've all been waiting patiently to see John Carpenter, the master of horror, return to the big screen with The Ward. Finally a small bit of footage has been released, revealing steamy shower encounters with ghosts and crazy hotties.

Amber Heard stars as a young girl who is thrown into a psych ward against her will, and encounters some freaky paranormal happenings. As of now, there's no official US release date, but it will be coming out in the UK on January 21st. Here's the first ever snippet from the film — it may be short, but it's still Carpenter!

Official Synopsis:

The Ward is an intense psychological thriller set in a mental institution where a young woman, Kristen, is haunted by a mysterious and deadly ghost. As danger creeps closer, she comes to realize that this ghost might be darker than she could have imagined.

Kristen, who is in her early 20's, wakes to find herself bruised, cut, drugged, and held against her will in a remote ward of Chamberlain Psychiatric Hospital. She is completely disoriented with no idea why she was brought to this place and no memory of her life.

The other patients in the ward, four equally troubled girls, offer no answers, and Kristen quickly realizes things are not as they seem. The air is heavy with secrets, and at night, when the hospital is dark and foreboding, she hears strange and disturbing sounds. It appears they are not alone.

One by one the girls disappear, and Kristen must find a way out of this hellish place before the ghost comes for her, too. As she struggles to escape, she will uncover a truth far more dangerous and horrifying than anyone could have imagined.

We'll keep you posted on any US screening news, until then enjoy this tiny half-trailer.

[via Bleeding Cool]