A First Look At Helen Mirren In The Real Life Inspired Supernatural Film WINCHESTER

April 27, 2017

Written by Kelli Marchman McNeely

Kelli Marchman McNeely is the owner of HorrorFuel.com. She is an Executive Producer of "13 Slays Till Christmas" which is out on Digital and DVD and now streaming on Tubi. She has several other films in the works. Kelli is an animal lover and a true horror addict since the age of 9 when she saw Friday the 13th. Email: horrorfuelinfo@gmail.com

Last May, we reported that Oscar winning actres  Helen Mirren had signed on to star as Sarah Winchester in the upcoming real-life inspired supernatural thriller Winchester. Today, we get a first look at Mirren in the film, directed by Micheal and Peter Spierig, based on their own script.
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I don’t believe in ghosts, but I do believe people can be haunted, and Sarah Winchester is a haunted person. That was the appeal in the role.” Mirren told People.

Winchester follows the story of firearm heiress Sarah Winchester (Helen Mirren), who was convinced that she was haunted by the souls killed at the hands of the Winchester Repeating Rifle.
After the sudden deaths of her husband and child, Sarah Winchester threw herself into the 24-hour a day, 7-day a week construction of an enormous mansion designed to keep the evil spirits at bay. But when skeptical San Francisco psychiatrist Eric Price (Jason Clarke) is dispatched to the estate to evaluate her state of mind, he discovers that her obsession may not be so insane after all.
The only known portrait of Sarah Winchester, heir to the Winchester rifle fortune, and building of the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, California. The house was said to deliberately confusing so as to frustrate the ghosts of people killed by Winchester rifles, who Sarah feared were haunting her.

Sarah Winchester is quite a remarkable woman, and the idea of her being just a crazy person who was haunted by ghosts is not the full story,” Peter said. “Helen Mirren, in particular, I think is great in portraying that.”

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Set to open in theaters in the spring of 2018, Winchester co-stars Sarah Snook, Jason Clarke, Angus Sampson and Emily Wiseman. To learn more about the Winchester House, please visit the house’s official website.

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