Winchester (2018): Helen Mirren Thriller

Helen Mirren’s thriller Winchester is set on a real-life house in San Jose, California.

It was built by Sarah Winchester (played by Mirren), the heiress to the Winchester firearms fortune, over 38 years beginning in 1886.

The mansion, which stands seven stories tall, contains hundreds of rooms and is meant to be an asylum for vengeful ghosts.

CBS Films bought the movie rights for $3.5 million, and the film is being distributed in partnership with Lionsgate.

Directed by the Spierig brothers, the film is headed for a bigger opening than expected ($6-8 million), despite its B- CinemaScore and 10% Rotten Tomatoes rating.