Winchester: The House That Ghosts Built — Trailer

source:   winchestermysteryhouse.com

added: Tue, Oct 24th '17

Well, if these walls could talk, they'd be screaming bloody murder.

Check out the first trailer for "Winchester: The House That Ghosts Built," a new supernatural thriller that stars Academy Award-winner Helen Mirren as Sarah Winchester, a famous American widow, who married into the Winchester Rifle Company fortune and actually believed her 1880s Victorian-style mansion was plagued by the vengeful spirits of those killed by Winchester rifles.

The film, which also stars Jason Clarke (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) and Sarah Snook (Steve Jobs, Predestination), is inspired by the real-life legend of the Winchester Mystery House, a sprawling 160-room estate located in San Jose, California, notoriously known as one of the most famous haunted houses in America.

As the legend goes, the widow Winchester took the advice of a spiritualist and used her inheritance to pay construction workers to work non-stop on the Winchester mansion, continuously building and rebuilding over several decades, because the widow believed it would keep the spirits at bay.

The movie is directed by filmmaking twin brothers Peter and Michael Spierig (aka The Spierig Brothers), who just directed the new "Saw" sequel "Jigsaw" but are perhaps best known for their cult films "Predestination" and "Daybreakers."

"Winchester" is hitting theaters on February 2, 2018.

synopsis:
Inspired by true events. On an isolated stretch of land 50 miles outside of San Francisco sits the most haunted house in the world. Built by Sarah Winchester, (Academy Award-winner Helen Mirren) heiress to the Winchester fortune, it is a house that knows no end. Constructed in an incessant twenty-four hour a day, seven day a week mania for decades, it stands seven stories tall and contains hundreds of rooms. To the outsider it looks like a monstrous monument to a disturbed woman’s madness. But Sarah is not building for herself, for her niece (Sarah Snook) or for the brilliant Doctor Eric Price (Jason Clarke) whom she has summoned to the house. She is building a prison, an asylum for hundreds of vengeful ghosts, and the most terrifying among them have a score to settle with the Winchesters...

 

directed by   Peter Spierig, Michael Spierig (The Spierig Brothers)

starring   Helen Mirren, Jason Clarke, Sarah Snook

release date   February 2, 2018

 
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