As you watch this trailer, the researcher in me just wants to remind you that this was only “inspired” by actual events. However, this trailer looks freakin’ awesome as far as a creepy atmospheric horror movie goes:
I will admit every time I see a new clip or trailer for the new film Winchester I get a combination of chills and excited shuddering (and it’s not just the flu running rampant through my city right now). As a kid growing up in California, I remember finding my grandmother’s souvenir book she’s gotten from the Winchester Mansion decades before, and found myself utterly fascinated by a woman who built a house that had doors to nowhere, unnecessary staircases, and an opulent manor that was rumored to contain the spirits of those killed by Winchester riffles. Now Helen Mirren (who better, right?) and Jason Clarke are bringing a fictional version of that to the movie screen.
Here’s the official 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 troubled 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…
Winchester comes to theaters February 2, 2018.