It's been a long ten years, but one of horror-cinema's legends is back. The mastermind behind 'Halloween,' 'The Thing' and 'Prince of Darkness' -- John Carpenter -- returns to theaters this weekend with his mental hospital-set thriller: 'The Ward.'

Amber Heard stars as Kristen, a troubled young woman who is committed to the isolation ward of an insane asylum. Trying to gain control of her memory and figure out how she ended up in the ward, Kristen discovers that a dark and mysterious figure roams the halls at night; one by one, the women committed to the institution begin to disappear. In order for Kristen to survive her stay, she must discover the horrifying truth of the ward.

Moviefone spoke with Carpenter about his long-awaited return to theaters, his dream projects and if he will ever work with Kurt Russell again.