A fairly recent trend on YouTube is “Ending Explained” video recaps of films from every genre. While they are sometimes useful companions for complex features (like mother!), they’re even useful for what may seem like straight-forward films. Even if a film doesn’t have a 3rd Act twist or detailed symbolism, the recaps from the folks at FoundFlix, for example, still offer insights that are easy to miss or new ways of thinking.
Winchester, released last February and now available on Blu-ray/DVD/VOD is a fairly basic haunted house flick bolstered by a knockout performance by Helen Mirren as heiress Sarah Winchester. While it’s a standard allegory, there are complexities when it comes to separating fact from fiction.
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Sarah Winchester was real and the sprawling mansion she dwelt within still stands in San Jose, CA. So how much of what we saw in Winchester is based in reality, and what was pure embellishment? The video below from FoundFlix puts everything into perspective. Give it a spin and let us know what you think in the Comments section!
If you haven’t seen Winchester yet, bookmark this page for later and skip down to the trailer, synopsis, and spoiler-free review below. Enjoy!
Warning: Below There Be Spoilers!
Official Synopsis: The real-life Winchester Mystery House in San Jose is considered the most haunted location in the world and is the subject of the new film WINCHESTER starring Helen Mirren. We’ll be explaining the ending as well as how the movie compares to the real-life case.
Official Synopsis: The most haunted house in the world 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.
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