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Winchester (2018)

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Ensconced in her sprawling San Jose, California mansion, eccentric firearm heiress Sarah Winchester (Dame Helen Mirren) believes she is haunted by the souls of people killed by the Winchester repeating rifle.

Directors:

Michael Spierig (as The Spierig Brothers), Peter Spierig (as The Spierig Brothers)

Writers:

Tom Vaughan, Michael Spierig (as The Spierig Brothers) | 1 more credit »
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6 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Helen Mirren ... Sarah Winchester
Sarah Snook ... Marion Marriott
Finn Scicluna-O'Prey Finn Scicluna-O'Prey ... Henry Marriott
Jason Clarke ... Dr. Eric Price
Emm Wiseman ... Nancy
Alana Fagan Alana Fagan ... Partially Dressed Lady #1
Rebecca Makar Rebecca Makar ... Partially Dressed Lady #2
Tyler Coppin ... Arthur Gates
Michael Carman ... Frank
Angus Sampson ... John Hansen
Alice Chaston ... Clara
Eamon Farren ... Ben Block
Laura Brent ... Ruby Price
Adam Bowes ... Farmer Amputee
Bruce Spence ... Augustine
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Storyline

Inspired by true events. On an isolated stretch of land fifty miles outside of San Francisco sits the most haunted house in the world. Built by Sarah Winchester (Dame 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 an outsider it looks like a monstrous monument to a disturbed woman's madness. But Sarah is not building for herself, for her niece Marion (Sarah Snook), nor for the brilliant Dr. Eric Price (Jason Clarke), who she has summoned to the house. She is building a prison, an asylum for hundreds of vengeful ghosts, and the most terrifying amongst them have a score to settle with the Winchesters.

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Inspired by True Events at the Most Haunted House in History. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, disturbing images, drug content, some sexual material and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Sarah Winchester had severe, debilitating arthritis and had a series of short risers, only three or four inches high, in place of stairs, as it was very painful for her to raise her foot more than a few inches. See more »

Goofs

When the front of the mansion is shown, CGI is used to depict the 7-story tower that existed on the mansion in 1906, and the colors of the mansion are changed from their current (2018) colors, yet the final (1922) configuration of the mansion's main facade is shown. In 1906, the facade was quite different, as construction between 1906 and 1922 changed the mansion drastically. When overhead shots of the mansion rooftops are shown, the current (2018) colors are visible, and there is no sign of the 7-story tower (it was torn down after the 1906 earthquake) even though the spot where it should protrude is shown several times. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Eric Price: I understand the Winchester is still considered the superior rifle on the market, ma'am.
Sarah Winchester: Superior? Superior at what?
Dr. Eric Price: Accuracy. Range. Stopping power.
Sarah Winchester: Killing. Indiscriminate killing. Very superior.
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Beautiful Dreamer
(uncredited)
By Stephen Foster
Performed by Eamon Farren
Performed by Finn Scicluna-O'Prey
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Not a mindless horror movie, but still not a smart one.
4 February 2018 | by ryslocumSee all my reviews

It is better than most "Paranormal Activity" sequels in regards that the make-up effects are very well done. The biggest flaw with the movie is the dialogue. The dialogue, for a lack of a better word, is just plain corny. I struggle to enjoy a movie with horrible dialogue, but if you can get past that flaw you should enjoy this movie very much.

There are multiple jumpscares throughout the movie which did cause audience member to jump and gasp. The scenery of the movie is my favorite part, as the scenery is what made me feel uneasy with fear. The lighting of the scenes are perfect and the re-creation of the supposedly horrifying house are gripping. If you are easily scared you should have a blast with this movie! For horror fans that are looking for some exceptional horror, this movie is not for you.


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Country:

Australia | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 February 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The 13th Hour See more »

Filming Locations:

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,307,626, 4 February 2018

Gross USA:

$25,091,816

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$44,019,588
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2.35 : 1
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