We’re less than a month away from the Spierig brothers’ horror Winchester hitting cinemas, with Helen Mirren starring as the infamous mystery house builder/rifle heiress Sarah Winchester, and a new trailer has arrived. It also seems to have sensibly lopped off the clunky subheading “The House That Ghosts Built”.
Winchester also stars the most excellent Sarah Snook (who led the Spierigs’ brilliant Predestination), Eamon Farren (Twin Peaks‘ incredibly awful Richard Horne) and genre favourite Angus Sampson (Insidious, Mad Max: Fury Road).
“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…”
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