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Haunting of Winchester House (2009)

Video  -  Horror  -  29 September 2009 (USA)
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A family moves in to look after the Winchester mansion for a few months, and soon find themselves terrorized by vengeful spirits. With the help of a paranormal investigator they'll unravel the mystery of the house.

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Harrison Dent
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Sarah Winchester
Patty Roberts ...
Haley (as Barry Womack)
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Rob Ullett ...
James Clayhill
David McIntyre ...
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Jessica Lloyd
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Mitch Toles ...
Blind Ghost (as Mitcheal Toles)
Jefferson Wilmore ...
Civil War Ghost
Frank Weitzel ...
Gunshot Ghost
George Michael Lampe ...
Nasty Ghost
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A family moves in to look after the Winchester mansion for a few months, and soon find themselves terrorized by vengeful spirits. With the help of a paranormal investigator they'll unravel the mystery of the house.

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In the real history story, Sarah's child died while still a baby and never lived in California, where the mansion was built. See more »

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When Susan and Drake are in the basement with the candelabrum, and are about to follow Clayhill up the stairs, the candles switch from new to old between camera shots several times in the span of a few seconds. See more »

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8 October 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There isn't a whole lot to say about the film so I'll get right to the point. The acting was by far the worst part of it. The performances were forced, uninspired, and a pain to watch in some places.

That being said, the film at first seemed to be pretty much a mish mash of every other haunting movie, same scare tactics, same suspense builders, same basic idea of ghosts with unfinished business, etc. At first. After the film got going it was obvious that the writers were trying to take things in a different direction, and while overall the film will most definitely be buried amongst all the other "ghost movies" and "haunted house" movies, there was still an original idea or two to be found, and for a fan of the genre it was still worth a view to the end. Most of the plot you could see clear ahead for miles, though, and again the acting really detracted from scenes that would have otherwise been more intense. The script was a bit awkward in spots as well, so I can't blame the actors entirely.

Anyway, if you're teetering on the edge as to whether or not to spend the time or money on the movie, I'd recommend giving it a shot. If you haven't seen many horror films it's definitely worth a watch, and if you have, you might be pleasantly surprised.


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