Lionsgate and CBS Films have released a new trailer for the horror/thriller film Winchester. The film stars Academy Award Winner Helen Mirren, as well as Jason Clarke and Sarah Snook. Mirren portrays Sarah Winchester, heiress to the Winchester fortune. She keeps constant construction on a monstrous house on a seven-days-a-week schedule. She believes it to be a prison for ghosts. Check out the trailer below.
All in all it looks pretty creepy. Tack on the star power of Mirren and the rising power of Jason Clarke and you have yourself all the ingredients for a pretty intriguing horror film. Not to mention that it is inspired by true events.
The official synopsis reads:
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, (Academy Award®-winner 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…