The first trailer has arrived for Winchester, the ghost story set in the notorious Winchester Mystery House starring Helen Mirren and Jason Clarke. Given how completely mad the house is and how fascinating the story behind it is, we’re a little surprised that this first look is so heavy on “Boo! A ghost!” but hey, it’s just a trailer, right?
Another reason for staying confident is that it’s directed by the Spierig Brothers, who gave us Daybreakers and the excellent Predestination, and then there’s the fact that Helen Goddamn Mirren is starring in a horror film. Come on.
There’s also this new poster (via IMPAwards).
“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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