Firearm heiress Sarah Winchester is convinced that she is haunted by the souls killed at the hands of the Winchester repeating rifle. After the sudden deaths of her husband and child, she throws herself into the construction of an enormous mansion designed to keep the evil spirits at bay. But when skeptical San Francisco psychiatrist Eric Price is dispatched to the estate to evaluate her state of mind, he discovers that her obsession may not be so insane after all.
|Release Date||:||February 2, 2018|
|Genres||:||Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller|
|Production Company||:||Imagination Design Works, Blacklab Entertainment|
|Production Countries||:||Australia, United States of America|
|Director||:||Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig|
|Writers||:||Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig, Tom Vaughan|
|Casts||:||Helen Mirren, Jason Clarke, Sarah Snook, Angus Sampson, Laura Brent, Tyler Coppin, Emm Wiseman, Finn Scicluna-O'Prey, Xavier Gouault, Brad Arnold, Eamon Farren, Dawayne Jordan, Jeff Lipary, Jeffrey W. Jenkins, John Lobato, Douglas Embry, Homero Lopez, Adam Bowes, Thor Carlsson, Marcus Orelias|
|Plot Keywords||:||haunted house, architecture, fictionalized biography|
The movie takes place solely in the Winchester mansion. It's a small cast, wandering around the place, and there's ghosts, which give you the horror element, and there are some scares. But the scares are just a part of a beautifully crafted story. There's no gory, bloody stuff, or any of the cheesy horror tropes. What starts off as a seemingly creepy and exciting story, slowly builds into a psychological thriller, and as things reach a crescendo, the pieces of the puzzle come together to form a heartwarming climax. You get horror, drama and romance in a film that clocks in at less than two hours. Very well-crafted, and I didn't want this thing to end!
The entire cast is top-notch. The mansion, the way the camera moves around the place... it's all eye candy and overall it's just a joy to see this film on the big screen. I have to see this again in a few days. Basically, if you've seen the trailer and it's got you interested, I bet you'll enjoy it!