Winchester: The House That Ghosts Built is a 2018 supernatural horror film directed directed by Michael and Peter Spierig (Jigsaw; Predestination; Daybreakers) from a screenplay co-written with Tom Vaughan (Playing House). The CBS Films production stars Helen Mirren, Jason Clarke, Sarah Snook and Angus Sampson.
The film, which is currently in post-production, will apparently take audiences inside the labyrinth-like house that some people believe to be one of the most haunted places in the world. The release date has been brought forward to February 2, 2018, a shift up from February 23rd.
Firearm heiress Sarah Winchester (Helen Mirren) was convinced that she was haunted by the souls killed at the hands of the Winchester Repeating Rifle.
After the sudden deaths of her husband and child, she threw herself into overseeing the 24-hours a day, seven days a week construction of an enormous mansion designed to keep the evil spirits at bay.
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…
Cast and characters:
- Helen Mirren as Sarah Winchester – Monsters University; The Twilight Zone (1985)
- Jason Clarke as Eric Price – Terminator Genisys, Zero Dark Thirty
- Sarah Snook – Jessabelle
- Angus Sampson – Insidious franchise; Mad Max: Fury Road; Darkness Falls
- Laura Brent as Ruby – Transylvania
- Tyler Coppin as Arthur Gates – Predestination; Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King; Mad Max 2
- Dawayne Jordan
- Jeffrey W. Jenkins
- Thor Carlsson
- Xavier Gouault
- John Lobato
San Jose and San Francisco, California, USA
Docklands Studios, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
The film was previously known as The 13th Hour and Winchester.