Daybreakers and Jigsaw directors Michael and Peter Spierig’s supernatural horror film Winchester (also known as Winchester: The House That Ghosts Built) with Helen Mirren as heiress Sarah Winchester will be hitting Netflix next month.
Written by the Spierigs and Tom Vaughan, it tells the tale of the most haunted house in the world which sits on an isolated stretch of land that’s 50 miles outside of San Francisco. Built by Sarah Winchester, heiress to the Winchester fortune, 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’s actually building a prison, an asylum for hundreds of vengeful ghosts — and the most terrifying among them have a score to settle with the Winchesters.
The film co-stars Jason Clarke, Sarah Snook, Finn Scicluna-O’Prey, Angus Sampson, Laura Brent, Tyler Coppin, Eamon Farren, and Bruce Spence. At the 39th Golden Raspberry Awards, the film was nominated in four categories, including Worst Picture and Worst Actress for Mirren, but failed to “win” any awards.
Rated PG-13 for violence, disturbing images, drug content, some sexual material and thematic elements, the film sports a 13% approval rating over on Rotten Tomatoes with a Critics Consensus that reads: Like a grand staircase within the famous mansion that inspired it, Winchester appears poised to get a rise out of audiences, but ultimately leads nowhere.