CBS Films has released the first trailer for Winchester: The House That Ghosts Built, a spooky thriller starring Helen Mirren, Jason Clarke and Sarah Snook.
It’s the new film from the Brothers Spierig, Michael and Peter, who previously directed the vampire thriller Daybreakers and the time-travelling film Predestination, both starring Ethan Hawke. (Incidentally, Snook was absolutely amazing in Predestination.) They also directed this week’s latest horror reboot/sequel Jigsaw opening on Friday, so chances are that you will see this new trailer playing in front of that.
The tagline for Winchester from CBS Films goes something like this… possible spoiler warning…:
“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…”
CBS Films will be releasing the movie via Lionsgate on Feb. 2, 2018.
Edward Douglas | East Coast Editor