Starring: Helen Mirren, Jason Clarke, Sarah Snook, Angus Sampson, Laura Brent, Tyler Coppin
OUR RATING: ★★½
Supernatural horror directed by Michael and Peter Spierig inspired by true events. On an isolated stretch of land 50 miles outside of San Francisco sits the most haunted house in the world. After the sudden death of her family, Sarah Winchester (Helen Mirren), heiress to the Winchester fortune, becomes convinced that she’s haunted by the souls of those killed by the Winchester guns.
She decides to build a house that knows no end that’s designed to keep the evil spirits at bay. To the outsider it looks like a monstrous monument to a disturbed woman’s madness. When skeptical psychiatrist Eric Price (Jason Clarke) visits the estate to evaluate her state of mind, he soon discovers that her obsession may not be so far-fetched after all.
Our Favorite Quote:'Beautiful dreamer, Wake unto me. Starlight and dewdrops are waiting for thee. Sounds of the rude world, Heard in the day. Led by the moonlight have all passed away.' - Henry Marriott (Winchester) Click To Tweet
Best Quotes (Total Quotes: 11)
Arthur Gates: It’s a gargantuan seven storied structure with no apparent rhyme or reason. Each maze of halls more confusing than the next. It’s under never ending construction. It’s built on the orders of a grieving widow. Sarah Winchester is the majority shareholder of the Winchester Repeating Arms Company.
Eric Price: You want to take it away from her.
Arthur Gates: We’re worried about her sanity, Dr. Price.
Arthur Gates: It’s a gargantuan seven storied structure with no apparent rhyme or reason. Built on the orders of a grieving widow. Sarah Winchester’s mind is as chaotic as the house itself. We’re worried about her sanity, Dr. Price.
Sarah Winchester: Dr. Price.
Eric Price: Mrs. Winchester, it’s a pleasure to finally meet you.
Sarah Winchester: The pleasure is due to the lawyers of the Winchester Repeating Arms Company.
Eric Price: Yes, I suppose you’re right.
Sarah Winchester: I hope everything is to your satisfaction so far.
Eric Price: We cannot fault the hospitality.
Sarah Winchester: It’s quite a special house, is it not?
Eric Price: Now that, ma’am, is a fact beyond dispute.
Sarah Winchester: Do you believe in ghosts, Dr. Price?
Eric Price: I do not believe in anything I cannot see or study.
Sarah Winchester: I feel their presence in the air, in the walls. It has found it.
Sarah Winchester: I can feel it, in the air, in the walls. This spirit has a power we’ve not seen before. It has found us.
Eric Price: So why all the noise, why all this construction?
Sarah Winchester: They want me to build, Doctor. The spirits, killed by the rifle, they guide me.
Eric Price: Guide you in drawing building plans?
Sarah Winchester: Yes. You see, once the rooms are completed their presence grows stronger.
Eric Price: Hence the house that spirit built.
Sarah Winchester: Yes, by the chime of midnight they clamor. The bells summon them, they communicate through plans, the drawings. They want me to reconstruct the rooms that they died in, then they can enter our world. The trouble is I don’t always know who it is I’m speaking with, it could be some innocent bystander, or, or a victim of a crime, or someone else.
Sarah Winchester: You don’t believe any of this, I understand.
Eric Price: Ma’am, I do not. But I do not believe in anything I cannot see or study.
Sarah Winchester: Make your assessment, Doctor. Say what you feel is the truth about Sarah Winchester.
Eric Price: And if that means you lose control of your company?
Sarah Winchester: Oh, there are worse things in this world to lose than that, Doctor.
Eric Price: Mrs. Winchester, why all the construction?
Sarah Winchester: The spirits killed by the rifle, we lock them away. Thirteen nails seals them in. I will do whatever it takes to protect my family. This spirit has a power we’ve not seen before.
Sarah Winchester: Do you know who the most terrifying monster is, Doctor?
Eric Price: No.
Sarah Winchester: The one you invite into your own home.
Sarah Winchester: Leave my family alone. Your anger will never defeat us.
Henry Marriott: Beautiful dreamer, Wake unto me. Starlight and dewdrops are waiting for thee. Sounds of the rude world, Heard in the day. Led by the moonlight have all passed away.
Total Quotes: 11
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