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Haunting of Winchester House (2009)

Not Rated  |  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
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Haley (as Barry Womack)
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Annie
Rob Ullett ...
James Clayhill
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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 ...
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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 goes and looks over the edge of the road, we keep seeing shots of the front of the car, and her and her husband are dead and the windshield is fine, but in other shots you can clearly see Susan has been thrown partially through the windshield. See more »

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OK movie with good story, pretty good (if overused) scary effects but not so good acting
9 October 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Haunting of Winchester House is about a family of three (Mom, Dad and Daughter) that are care taking the Winchester house. It turns out that there's a curse on the house and every person killed by a Winchester rifle, comes to the house to get revenge on the family, or anyone who's there, which equates to you know, a lot of freaking ghosts.

It gets going into the "Total Panic Mode" pretty quickly. Most movies take 45 minutes to an hour setting everything up, you know, where there's small scares, and people see things but think they're imagining it, or that their daughter's just got an imaginary friend, then all Hell breaks loose with ghosts all over the place, and books flying off shelves and everything else. After only a half hour, these people are running for their lives inside the house, with around ten to fifteen ghosts trying to kill them.

The story is pretty good, and I'm not just talking about the Winchester Rifle thing. There's a couple stories about how certain ghosts died that tie in heavily with the story.

The acting isn't very good, though it's passable,and the effects are pretty scary. The effect of having someone walk in front of the camera, or in the background accompanied with a scary noise is somewhat overdone though, as are the scary noises period. You can only hear "Hahh-h-h-h" so many times before it loses it's scariness.

There's one scene in particular that really got me: the woman is laying in bed, and you hear a baby crying, she looks up from her pillow and you see a baby crawling across the floor, except it's dark and shaking. I had been watching it in the dark up until that moment, but I jumped up and turned my lamp on until the scene was over. It still gives me chills thinking about it.

Overall, I give this movie a 6, because the acting brings it down, but the scariness, effects and story bring it up. I'd recommend it to anyone who likes haunted house movies, and doesn't mind somewhat bad acting.


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