The Innkeepers sets a crazy pace similar to that of the Shining. Creepy old hotel with that crazy old music that just disturbs young people today. Add scary looking ghosts at every turn and this makes great potential to a Shining 2.0 horror film.
A pair of self-styled ghost chasers are hunting for spirits in a run down New England inn in this subtle thriller from director Ti West. The Yankee Pedlar Inn is a hotel in Torrington, Connecticut that’s been serving customers for over a hundred years. However, not many have been stopping by lately, and the owners have chosen to shut it down. In the Yankee Pedlar’s last weeks of operation, the staff has been reduced to just two people, Claire (Sara Paxton) and Luke (Pat Healy). Neither Claire nor Luke are especially interested in hotel management, but they’re both students of the supernatural, and they’ve come to the Yankee Pedlar because it has a reputation for being haunted and they want to see for themselves if ghosts walk the halls before it’s too late. The two spend their time searching the empty rooms for evidence of paranormal activity which Luke will post on his website (if he ever finishes it), but they don’t find much until an eccentric woman (Kelly McGillis) who shares their fascination with ghosts checks in, and they begin discovering the truth about the Yankee Pedlar’s strange legacy. The Innkeepers received its world premiere at the 2011 South by Southwest Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
Director: Ti West
Starring: Sara Paxton , Pat Healy , Kelly McGillis