If you like your horror with an extra dosage of creepiness, Ti West's "The Innkeepers" is a rather ghoulish surprise. Tense, slowly-paced but at times very rewarding, and often times quite scary; this fright flick from the writer-director-editor of "The House of the Devil" (a far superior film, if you ask me) is all you could ask for out of those involved. Benefits from two very strong (and funny) central performances, a goofy sense of humor, and an imperfect but clever script. I liken it to a good movie night; if you're in to this sort of thing.
*** out of **** It would seem that haunted house movies are making a return. Most recently, we got the surprising little horror flick "Insidious" - which dealt with a struggling family that was literally facing demons - and in 2009, there was this delightfully suspenseful and tense film known as "The House of the Devil"; and while it wasn't technically a haunted house film - since the house wasn't technically possessed or haunted by anything (it … more
THE INNKEEPERS I am a big fan of ghost movies mainly because I think they really exist and I have reason for thinking that. That all is another story for another time but as of right now I am talking about "The Innkeepers", which was a really good film by "The House of the Devil" director Ti West. Now I did like that film and West's style so I was pretty sure I would like this one. Thankfully I … more
This was a really well done movie and had that old school fell to it. I really enjoyed the commentaries on this disc and the special features. I do recommend this film but know that it is not your typical horror film. But if you stick with the film there are some genuine creepy/scary moments.
I like independent horror. It is a welcome treat and provides a freshness that Hollywood horror had often ignored. I lucked out when I managed to view Ti West’s latest limited movie release on demand. Admittedly, I wasn’t all that much ecstatic or impressed with director Ti West’s 80‘s baby-sitter horror homage “House of the Devil”. I thought the film was good, but felt a little incomplete. One thing I could not deny was that Ti West had vision and he may well … more
Star Rating: I’ve noticed that when a filmmaker has the temerity to develop horror movie characters beyond what would be required of them in slashers, which is usually nothing, the films are deemed slow, uneventful, and completely lacking in thrills and chills. Have we lost our ability to care about what happens to these people, to appreciate the anticipation of a scary moment, to savor suspense as it builds to a screaming climax? Genuine terror has been … more
It's very likely that the only kind of reviews I'll ever post here are movie reviews. I'm very passionate about film; and at this point, it pretty much controls my life. Film gives us a purpose; … more
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The Yankee Pedlar Inn is closing down for good; and but two employees must work in those final few days. In that time, they come face-to-face with the phantoms and ghosts that lie behind the hotel walls; all while two guests - both who seem to know their fair share about the building's grim past - occupy two rooms.