The Innkeepers
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From director Ti West comes The Innkeepers. Set in the venerable Yankee Pedlar Inn, which is about to shut its doors for good after over a century of service. Believed by many to be one of New England's "most haunted hotels," the last remaining employees -Claire (Sara Paxton) and Luke (Pat Healy)- are determined to uncover proof before it shuts down for good. As the Inn's final days draw near, odd guests check in as the pair of minimum wage "ghost hunters" begin to experience strange and alarming events that may ultimately cause them to be mere footnotes in the… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 79%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Hardcore horror heads may scorn its snail pace and shaggy-dog sweetness, but for discerning viewers, 'The Innkeepers' is a slow-burning charmer."
‑ Tom Huddleston, Time Out
"The Innkeepers makes such youthful passivity seem nearly as treacherous as opening the cellar door."
‑ Mary F. Pols, TIME Magazine
"What finally sells The Innkeepers is the fact that the payoff really pays off."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Just enough depth of character and place that it's smarter than your average paranormal flick."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"When it delivers in horror and scares, it really excels with some shocking special effects and plays on sound effects..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"We can't dissociate ourselves from the evil because, as in much of the best horror, what's scaring us isn't external; it's everything we fear seeing when we look in the mirror."
‑ Ian Buckwalter, The Atlantic
"This film has some of the usual scary cues and tense moments, but the setting, the old Yankee Pedlar inn, emerges as a more interesting character than any of the people."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"A suspenseful and well-crafted old-fashioned ghost story."
‑ John Hanlon, Big Hollywood
"The acting is pretty good, and the characters are interesting, but the screenplay lacks the imagination it takes to elevate this story above the ordinary, predictable level of a common ghost story. It doesn't help this was also done on the cheap."
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
"Sometimes all it takes to make a decent little horror film is some good atmosphere and realistic characters."
‑ Jeff Beck,
"West freshens up the horror genre with a distinctive, careful camera style and an ability to write with empathy and humor."
‑ Bruce Diones, New Yorker
"The place offers West plenty of odd, creaky spaces to inspect as the innkeepers' project of capturing ghostly events on video (a joking reference to the Paranormal Activity franchise) begins to bear fruit."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"Sometimes all it takes to make a decent little horror film is some good atmosphere and realistic characters."
‑ Jeff Beck, We Got This Covered
"Entertaining creepy B horror pic."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"'A perfectly creepy scarefest with standout performances across the board.'"
‑ William Bibbiani, CraveOnline
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