The Ward is a 2010 American supernatural psychological horror film directed by John Carpenter. It stars Amber Heard, Mamie Gummer, Danielle Panabaker and Jared Harris. The film is a period piece set in 1966, and 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.
The film was shot on location at the Eastern State Hospital in Medical Lake, Washington. It is Carpenter’s first full-length feature film since Ghosts of Mars in 2001; as of 2018, it is the last film he has directed.