The Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, California, is the ultimate horror movie location—a vast, four-story mansion constructed in crazy-quilt fashion from 1883 to 1922 by Sarah Winchester, heir to the gun manufacturing fortune. It comes with its own legend too, that Winchester built each room to mollify the spirit of a person killed by one of her company’s weapons. That premise speaks to our current gun crisis, but directors Michael and Peter Spierig, reworking a script by Tom Vaughan, bring little passion or eloquence to the dialogue, frustrating such capable actors as Helen Mirren (playing Winchester) and Jason Clarke (as a laudanum-addicted doctor sent by the company board to assess Mrs. Winchester’s sanity). The scares are standard haunted-house stuff; whenever someone in a movie like this starts fooling around with a hinged mirror, grab your armrests.