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Haunting of Winchester House (2009)

Not Rated | | Horror | Video 29 September 2009
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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Mark Atkins

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Mark Atkins (screenplay & story), Jose Prendes (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lira Kellerman ... Susan
Michael Holmes Michael Holmes ... Drake
Tomas Boykin ... Harrison Dent
Kimberly Ables Jindra ... Sarah Winchester
Patty Roberts Patty Roberts ... Haley (as Barry Womack)
Jennifer Smart ... Annie
Rob Ullett Rob Ullett ... James Clayhill
David McIntyre David McIntyre ... Officer Cooper
Savannah Schoenecker ... Margo Hunter
Sari Sheehan ... Jessica Lloyd
Rya Meyers ... Marlene
Mitch Toles Mitch Toles ... Blind Ghost (as Mitcheal Toles)
Jefferson Wilmore Jefferson Wilmore ... Civil War Ghost
Frank Weitzel Frank Weitzel ... Gunshot Ghost
George Michael Lampe 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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Horror

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fantomele familiei Winchester See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Production Co:

The Asylum See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The movie was inspired by the success of The Haunting in Connecticut (2009). See more »

Goofs

When Sarah and Drake find the dying female cop, you can plainly and obviously see the prosthetic on the cop's neck, as she struggles. See more »

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Sad Eye Doll
Written and Performed by Cindergarden
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Genuinely creepy.
13 January 2011 | by Paul Magne HaakonsenSee all my reviews

This movie was quite a surprise. Usually the movies made by "The Asylum" are mediocre, but this one was quite out of the normal standard.

The storyline and plot was intense and something you immediately got yourself immersed into, because it is compelling and interesting. The story takes you places in a good pace and it leaves you wanting more.

Now, I have been reading some of the reviews here already, and I will agree with what many have chiseled out, that the acting in the movie is not among the best of movie performances, but what drives and carries "Haunting of Winchester House" is not the acting, it is the story, the gloomy feeling of the place and the genuinely creepy sounds. Now, don't get me wrong, the acting wasn't all throughout bad through the entire movie, but there were points where it was painstakingly bad to look at. But the mood of the movie luckily made more than up for this fact.

What I didn't fully understand was the directors obsession with having shadowy persons walk past the camera view. Sure it worked the first time, but it was done repeatedly over and over, to the point where it was just annoying to look at. There is nothing scary about some dark, silhouette passing through the view of the camera.

Also, the "ghost", and I use the term loosely here, well they were more like walking dead (not zombies as per se). Had they chosen to go with a more ghost-oriented approach, the movie would have had so much more depth and value. The "ghosts" were too physical. Had they been transparent, wispy, incorporeal projections of themselves, it would have added so much more to the movie. But in all fairness, the main "ghost" was sort of disturbing and scary nonetheless.

And the ending was amazing. That totally took me by surprise. I didn't see that coming. And an ending like that always sits well with me. I like it when movies are unpredictable and doesn't end in the traditional sugar-coated-Hollywood-fashion-ending that most movies do.

As a fan of hauntings and supernatural phenomena, I found "Haunting of Winchester House" to be quite interesting, and the movie turned out to be much more impressive than I had anticipated. If you like ghost movies, and can live with some, at times, less than mediocre acting, then you should definitely check out "Haunting of Winchester House", because it is really quite good. Truth be told, then I had goosebumps several times throughout the movie.


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