The Innkeepers
The Innkeepers (2012)

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,"… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: April 24, 2012
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79%
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42%



Critic Score: 79% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: It doesn't break any rules of the genre, but The Innkeepers serves as additional proof that Ti West is a young director that discriminating horror fans can trust.

Tom Huddleston
Time Out

Hardcore horror heads may scorn its snail pace and shaggy-dog sweetness, but for discerning viewers, 'The Innkeepers' is a slow-burning charmer.

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Mary F. Pols
TIME Magazine

The Innkeepers makes such youthful passivity seem nearly as treacherous as opening the cellar door.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

What finally sells The Innkeepers is the fact that the payoff really pays off.

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Ian Buckwalter
The Atlantic

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.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

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.

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John Hanlon
Big Hollywood

A suspenseful and well-crafted old-fashioned ghost story.

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Bruce Diones
New Yorker

West freshens up the horror genre with a distinctive, careful camera style and an ability to write with empathy and humor.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

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.

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Jeff Beck
We Got This Covered

Sometimes all it takes to make a decent little horror film is some good atmosphere and realistic characters.

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Flixster Audience Score: 42% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
Another display of talent from Ti West, who better than many understands that more efficient than the scares is the tension that comes from the waiting and from… More
Directors Cat
[img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon13.gif[/img] Ti West once again proves that he understands the mechanics of constructing horror… More
Josh Lewis
After seeing high reviews and many horror fans praise this movie, I must say I was pretty disappointed. I loved Ti West's House of the Devil, but this… More
Randy Tippy
Not what I would call 'great horror' but this one is off-kilter enough to keep you entertained. The charm here is that <i>The… More
Greg S
A pair of hotel clerks decide to investigate the legend of a ghost said to haunt their hotel in the last days before it's closed; they'll wish they… More
Anthony Lawrie
I've been saying for years that what a good horror film needs is character development and suspense and to remember that it's often what you… More