On February 1st, Winchester: The House That Ghosts Built arrives in US Theaters nationwide. The subjects of the film, Sarah Winchester and her sprawling Central California estate, have been an enduring source of fascination and trepidation for decades. To get an idea of the longevity of the Winchester legacy, check out the vintage documentary below: Winchester Mystery House was released in 1963 and is narrated by actress/writer Lillian Gish.
Sure, you can find more recent explorations of Winchester, including modern paranormal investigations, but there’s something about this documentary that’s both compelling and unsettling. The black and white photography, the slight distortions in sound, and the slow-burn revelations of mysteries are uniquely engrossing. Give it a spin and let us know what you think in the Comments section!
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Below the 30-minute documentary, check out the trailer and synopsis for Winchester: The House That Ghosts Built. Enjoy!
Official Synopsis: After the sudden death of her family, firearms heiress Sarah Winchester becomes convinced that she’s haunted by the souls of those killed by guns. Winchester then decides to build an enormous mansion that’s designed to keep the evil spirits at bay. When skeptical psychiatrist Eric Price visits the estate to evaluate her state of mind, he soon discovers that her obsession may not be so far-fetched after all.
Winchester: The House That Ghosts Built is directed by Michael and Peter Spierig; the film stars Helen Mirren, Sarah Snook, and Jason Clarke.
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