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Two things about me and this film. One; this is the first film I watched at the gym while doing cardio - woop. And two; I love films based on true stories and this is one of those! I have known the story of this for ages and it has always fascinated me. "Ensconced in her sprawling California mansion, eccentric firearm heiress Sarah Winchester believes she is haunted by the souls of people killed by the Winchester repeating rifle."
I was into this when I knew they were making it, being, as mentioned above, I knew the story, and I wasn't actually that disappointed to be honest. Winchester is entertaining, I mean, it kept me entertained for 40 minutes which I basically walked on the spot, but it was pretty damn cliche and pretty predictable. It kind of follows the same cheap jump scares, although, a lot of them are entertaining - didn't make me jump but I'll give it, they were thought out in a cheap sort of way. Especially with the mirror.... I shan't say anymore.
The cast in Winchester though, is brilliant, both Helen Mirren and Jason Clarke steal the show and damn, Mr Clarke looks good in the old clothing that was worn back then...something about the white shirt - has a Han Solo feel to it. Jason, I love you, and then he replies with "I know", and we run over into the sunset.... Or I can just wait until Pet Sematary comes out and just watch that instead...
Winchester did well with annoying me though, there was a kid in this film, and it did not let me down with them annoying me. The kid was ginger too, and I tend to love anything ginger, but he made my blood boil. He was just an evil little brat who tried to shoot Helen Mirren - he was possessed, but that's not the point... He was still a little brat and I really wanted someone to throw him out a window. FYI, I am not encouraging kid throwing, he was possessed, it's different.
Winchester has a few little twists, and one I worked out just before it happened, but it was still pretty damn good.
Winchester is just an entertaining movie, especially as it's based on true events and it means I can do more research on it and spend hours before telling my dad all the new facts I have learnt. Will he believe them, or won't he? Find out in the next review!
Spoiler, he probably won't.
Watching horror films since like 2003, when I could stand dead bodies..