Junji Ito is a master of horror and a number of his creations have caused endless nightmares for those brave enough to consume them. However, they are so good that folks just can not help but dive right back in for more! Surely a man of his caliber would not fear anything supernatural since he is the father of terror, right?
Well, you are in luck since Crunchyroll recently released a video showcasing a tour of a real haunted house!
Acclaimed horror mangaka, Junji Ito, steps inside the infamous Winchester Mystery House. We dive into what scares him the most and the stigma around creating such graphic and scary imagery…also how he’s very into the Beach Boys right now.
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In this 18 minute video, Junji Ito goes around the infamous Winchester House, exploring all of the iconic aspects.
The Winchester Mystery House is a mansion in San Jose, California, that was once the personal residence of Sarah Winchester, the widow of firearm magnate William Wirt Winchester. Located at 525 South Winchester Blvd. in San Jose, the Queen Anne Style Victorian mansion is renowned for its size, its architectural curiosities, and its lack of any master building plan. It is a designated California historical landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is privately owned and serves as a tourist attraction.
Since its construction in 1884, the property and mansion were claimed by many to be haunted by the ghosts of those killed with Winchester rifles. Under Winchester’s day-to-day guidance, its “from-the-ground-up” construction proceeded around the clock, by some accounts, without interruption, until her death on September 5, 1922, at which time work immediately ceased. Sarah Winchester’s biographer, however, says that Winchester “routinely dismissed workers for months at a time ‘to take such rest as I might'” and notes that “this flies in the face of claims by today’s Mystery House proprietors that work at the ranch was ceaseless for thirty-eight years.”
This was such a good video concept, we hope Crunchyroll comes out with more!