THE INNKEEPERS

Director Ti West
Year 2011
Starring Sara Paxton, Pat Healy and Kelly McGillis
Run Time 111min
Age Policy

18 and up; Children 6 and up will be allowed only with a parent guardian. No children under the age of 6 will be allowed.

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Luke and Claire are about to be freed of their crappy job, but not by any manner of their choosing. The Yankee Peddler Inn is closing its doors forever. In an effort to make their last night more bearable than the hundreds that preceded it, these two amateur ghost-hunters pound too many beers and strive to capture evidence of a real apparition. Against the warnings of a famous, recently arrived actress-turned-psychic, these two delve deeper and deeper into the unknown; something that could very well make this the last job they ever lose. 

In 2009, Ti West punched through the skulls of Fantastic Fest audiences with his phenomenal film THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL. With THE INNKEEPERS, West demonstrates his diversity as a filmmaker even while working within the same genre. THE INNKEEPERS is a tremendous blend of offbeat comedy and brooding, unnerving horror. The dry, dispassionate banter between Luke and Claire is genuinely funny and we begin to care a great deal about these two slackers. 

The connection built between the characters, and subsequently between them and the audience, is precisely what fuels the intensity of the scares. We get to watch two people who only marginally believe in the supernatural get slammed in the face with irrefutable evidence and react in a way that both fosters laughter and builds suspense. The film largely steers clear of the jump scare crutches so prevalent in modern horror and instead earns every fright.

Strong performances, unique tonal shifts, unsettling scares, and—like THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL—gorgeous cinematography makes this an exciting and genre bending haunted house film. (Brian Salisbury)

"Ti West is one of the most distinctive voices in American film today. There is simply nobody else quite like him...A master of minimalist film."--Todd Brown, TWITCH

"Creepy– Ti West is back with his most original and novel flick to date"-- Scott Weinberg, FEARnet

"Scary, Funny, a good campfire style horror movie reminiscent of the ‘80s classics."-- Fred Topel, Screen Junkies 

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