Once upon a time, in 1884, rifle heiress Sarah Winchester wanted a beautiful mansion. But Ms. Winchester was a strange lass... She believed that she was perpetually haunted by those who had been killed by her families rifles in the old west. She also believed that as long as she kept building her house, she could never die. So for years and years, Sarah Winchester kept building, wings and balconies and arbors... building, building, building. But alas, Sarah Winchester was wrong about her special house, and she died in 1922.
Yet, to this day, those spirits that followed around Ms. Winchester still live in her giant San Jose, California mansion. Some believe, Sarah herself has never left either.
This is the story behind California's famed Winchester Mystery House, believed by many to be the most haunted house in the world. The extravagant Victorian-style maze, made up of 160 rooms and filled with secret passageways hidden in the walls draws visitors from all over the world, who almost all report experiencing something eerie in "the house that fear built." Sarah Winchester even had a séance room where she would try to commune with the spirits that haunted her. There is no question: she was an exceptionally bizarre and awesome lady. So it's no surprise that Winchester Mystery House will soon be the subject of a horror movie!
According to Variety, Brothers Michael and Peter Spierig (Daybreakers, Predestination) have signed on to direct Winchester for Hammer Studios, with a start date planned for early 2015. This will be the first feature film ever shot on location inside the Winchester House, so hopefully the filmmakers have a number on hand for the Winchester Brothers!