Ti West is a filmmaker that truly knows how to build up tension and a sense of dread and - because of that - he doesn't need to rely on cheap thrills and pointless scares. Plot wise, it's not groundbreaking but the dialogues are well developed and the interaction between the characters is good . Good sets, good use of lighting and cool atmosphere. Liked it a lot, very solid horror flick.
the nice girl always dies. ;( it's still haunting me. 2 years and 4 months after international theatrical release we get it. Better late than ever.//She was drawn to that basement like a moth to a flame. the light bulb blew me out and her too. Kubrick, Hitchcock and Carpenter all lurking around. That Inn with a funny name. Old browsers. Old laptops. Old porn in History. Internet 0.0. Old man missing his woman: aw <3
Uneven effort from current indie-horror darling Ti West gets off to an incredibly awkward, plodding start, and never quite finds its balance between horror and breezy humor. It has its effective moments, and Sara Paxton is likable in the lead; but it never really rises above just mildly entertaining.
The only 'scary' thing about "The Innkeepers" is that it managed to increase Ti West's clout with the midnight movie crowd. For me, this film was the equivalent of your kid cousin telling you a ghost story you've heard a hundred times before but stopping every so often to shout "boo!" in your face - for 100 minutes. Ti West loves to buck convention. Here he's given us a story without any tension or conflict. Bravo?
Continues a trend of 2012 movies that come from young directors obsessed with the (supposedly) tedious aspects of our lives. Also continues the trend of those films abandoning that style to pathetic endings.
Both actors give well nuanced performances, and the build up and tension is realistic and exciting. Looking at West's future projects, I can see him becoming a true throwback horror artist. Way more convincing than Eli Roth.