Helen Mirren in First 'Winchester: The House That Ghosts Built' Trailer

October 24, 2017
Source: YouTube

Winchester: The House That Ghosts Built Trailer

"It's under never-ending construction…" CBS Films has unveiled the first official trailer for a new horror thriller film titled Winchester: The House That Ghosts Built, which is supposedly inspired by true events. The film tells the story of "the most haunted house in the world", built by Sarah Winchester, played by Helen Mirren, heiress to the Winchester (weaponry) fortune. The house, located 50 miles outside of San Francisco, stands seven stories tall and contains hundreds of rooms. Apparently Sarah Winchester built this house as a prison, an asylum for hundreds of vengeful ghosts. The cast includes Jason Clarke, Sarah Snook, Angus Sampson, Laura Brent, Tyler Coppin, and Dawayne Jordan. This looks like a solid haunted house film, with some crazy things going on and spooky ghosts. I'd actually like to visit this house.

First trailer (+ poster) for Spierig Brothers' Winchester: The House That Ghosts Built, on YouTube:

Winchester: The House That Ghosts Built Poster

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 (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… Winchester: The House That Ghosts Built is directed by Australian brothers Michael Spierig and Peter Spierig, of Undead, Daybreakers, and Predestination previously, plus this year's Jigsaw. The screenplay is by Tom Vaughan, with the Spierig Brothers updating it before filming. CBS Films will release Winchester in theaters starting February 2nd, 2018 early next year.

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Reader Feedback - 13 Comments


I hate those pre-trailer-trailers so much, and this one was 15 seconds long. I hope this isn't becoming the norm now.

Efterklang on Oct 24, 2017


Wholeheartedly agree. What's the friggin point? Just play the gd trailer!!!

THE_RAW_ on Oct 24, 2017


Maybe for the ADD generation who just want Vine sized trailers...

DAVIDPD on Oct 24, 2017


exactly. it's a shame, but you're right.

dan on Oct 24, 2017


Because Vine was super successful....

THE_RAW_ on Oct 25, 2017


It was that's why Instagram copied it.

DAVIDPD on Oct 25, 2017


So Instagram was the death of Vine? Interesting...

THE_RAW_ on Oct 26, 2017


That is one wacky house. Wish the douchebag tour guide wouldn't have shuffled us through so quick so we could have properly appreciated it.

grimjob on Oct 24, 2017


I've heard you can get really lost in that house - did you get that impression?

dan on Oct 24, 2017


You probably could from what I saw, but our tour was relatively short and superficial. A lot of the property they don't show.

grimjob on Oct 25, 2017


This legend is amazing, but this looks like it doesn't do the legend justice. I've been over the scary dead children ghosts since the Devil's Backbone. And WTH is Helen Mirren doing in this?!? Is this a "pay the rent" role? Damn shame....

THE_RAW_ on Oct 24, 2017


Ah, dang, I was looking forward to a high-class biopic of Mrs. Winchester, so I could know more. Instead we're going to get some writer's "What if?" based loosely on one or two foundational truths.

BrianJ on Oct 24, 2017


DAMN. I like the idea of Helen Mirren being in a horror/thriller. Dig.

DAVIDPD on Oct 24, 2017

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