Winchester


2018      PG-13       1:29    Jason Clarke, Helen Mirren, Sharon Snook

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A biographical drama on the house Winchester Riffles built, or more so said ‘The House that Ghosts Built’.

The Heiress Sarah, believes the’s haunted by the spirits of those that have been killed by the riffles her husband’s family invented.  She constructs s labyrinth of a mansion to ward off (or is it hide from) the spirits of ‘he riffle that won the west’ and thinks her family is cursed for it.

Jason Clarke’s Eric Price is there to give the widow a check-up from the neck-up as the board thinks she is unfit and not of sound mind to be controlling her 50% of the company. He is a rare one as rarely is anyone ever invited to the house, let alone to set foot and stay inside. There are some rules that need to be followed in this house under construction 24/7. No weapons. No Drinking No Drugs. She wants you to witness, no make that experience the haunting while sober.

Sharon Snook plays the daughter and widow Marion Mariott and mom to Henry Mariott. The Boy Henry (played by Finn Scicluna-O’Prey) seems at first to sleepwalk, but It’s worse than that.

Sarah Winchester keeps records of everyone that died by a Winchester Rifle, even ones that only did so for a few minutes. One in which is staying at the house. He even carries around a talisman of sorts, the bullet that killed him! (he had refurbished).

Sarah also draws out the plans for the rooms, which she does in the Witch’s cap (or whatever it’s called. I think its the main tower, but watch Image result for Winchester Mystery House postcardthe features its on there.: The Making of Winchester)  being guided by whichever spirit the room is for. I must say i want the window in that room. It’s (I guess stained glass) to look like a spider’s web. Which if you think about it, is what the Winchester Mystery house is, a SPider’s web that catches the spirits killed by the Riffles.

Once a spirit is ‘captured’ in its room, 13 nails (i’m guessing iron)  seals them in. Once the spirit moves on, then the room is de-constructed and another room put up.

There are 2 Stained Glass windows that I believe were said to be from Shakespeare plays one being Richard the 2nd?

Wide unclasp The Tables of their thoughts

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THese same thoughts people this little world.

One of the ghosties did give a bit of a scare, do to a little misdirection. You think you know what’s coming and the timing and it’s not where you think it will be.

I would have appreciated a couple more scares and most definitely seeing more rooms than we did.

There are aspects I did like about the movie the colors, and crispness of the rooms, the dark tones where and when it should be. But there were other things I wasn’t happy about. One big one being is it wasn’t suspenseful or even jump scares.

At one point in the history of the real Winchester Mystery House, it had 600 rooms before the earthquake of (i thin it was) 1906. You can see the Witch’s Cap on the far left.

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