• Courtney Cheshire

    ★★★★ Watched by Courtney Cheshire 23 May, 2015

    I really liked the vibe of this. For some reason it made me happy and I just really got a kick out of it. Nothing super scary, but definitely worth watching.

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  • Calum Iain MacIver

    ★★★★ Watched by Calum Iain MacIver 30 Jun, 2012

    The Yankee Pedlar Inn is going out of business and preparing to close down. With only two bored members of staff Claire (Sara Paxton) and Luke (Pat Healy) left to look after the inn over its final weekend, they amuse themselves playing with ghost-hunting equipment retelling the old story of Madeline O'Malley – a woman who committed suicide in one of the hotel rooms on her wedding night. When Leanne (Kelly McGillis), a strange older woman, who turns out to…

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  • Noetic Hatter

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Noetic Hatter 20 May, 2015 3

    Just got the bluray in the mail yesterday and watched again with the second commentary (Ti West, Sara Paxton, Pat Healy). They're pretty entertaining and informative, though they sometimes go a bit MST3k on themselves.

    Tidbit: The hotel is where they stayed while making House of the Devil a few years before. Its famous hauntings and creepy atmosphere inspired West to write this script, and he was pleased they got permission to come back and film there.

    Tidbit 2: They…

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  • Alexander Heff

    ★★★★ Added by Alexander Heff

    During the final days at the Yankee Pedlar Inn, two employees determined to reveal the hotel's haunted past begin to experience disturbing events as old guests check in for a stay.

    A charming, slow-burning ghost story that is extremely well crafted. Sara Paxton is incredible in this film and she is the reason that it works so well. She is completely endearing and entertaining, everything from her facial expressions to her mannerisms is solid gold.

    It builds up some great…

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  • Scott Fairgrieve

    ★★★★ Watched by Scott Fairgrieve 20 May, 2015

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    This is one of those polarizing horror movies. On Amazon, most of the ratings are either 5 stars or 1 star; not much in the middle. The 1 star raters say it's boring and slow paced. I can't argue about the pacing -- nothing really happens in the first half of the movie, other than a couple of false-alarm jump scares. But rather than see that as a negative, I see it putting this in the company of the slow…

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  • Noetic Hatter

    ★★★★ Watched by Noetic Hatter 16 May, 2015 4

    When I tweeted yesterday that I was watching this one for the first time, I received this reply: "ugh that movie is soooo long and boring".

    I also read a blog about director Ti West that suggested a drinking game for every time a review says "slow burn".

    I understand West can be controversial. I loved it.

    The characters feel like real people. (not always common with horror films) They're likable but flawed.

    Perhaps I am a wuss, but I…

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  • SmokingPizza

    ★★★★½ Added by SmokingPizza

    I don't really care for ghost movies but this one I liked a lot. Ti West has a more subtle way with the horror films he makes but they are still effective. This movie does have some slow parts but it has a nice build to it and good closure.

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  • Sam

    ★★★★★ Watched by Sam 12 May, 2015

    This movie is so charming! The characters are wonderful and really fleshed out. I love Claire and Luke to pieces. The atmosphere and score are fantastic as well. There's a lot of great tension-building throughout with some creepy moments. Ti West proves he is versatile and capable of different types of horror. All-in-all, a super fun ghost story that will leave you smiling (for the most part - womp womp).

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  • Sean Dzenawagis

    ★★ Watched by Sean Dzenawagis 01 May, 2015

    The surprisingly human performances couldn't save this generic bore fest

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  • Matthew Rice

    ★★ Watched by Matthew Rice 28 Apr, 2015

    More of slow itch than a slow burn. Sure, there were a few creepy moments near the end but it took a loooong time to get there and the pay off was underwhelming. Only thing really original about this outing is that bugger all happens so all the jump scares you spend 90% of movie expecting don't occur...somehow this did actually amp up the tension so points for that even if it was an accidental result of a very limited budget.

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  • James Davies

    ★★★ Watched by James Davies 15 Apr, 2015

    Very slow paced - a lot of promise with not a lot of pay off. A cool, simple story line with only a couple of real moments of tension. An awesome performance by Sara Paxton in the lead role, however.

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  • dpettinger

    ★★★★½ Watched by dpettinger 02 Apr, 2015

    A young guy and a girl are working on the front desk of a *supposedly* haunted hotel, for the few days before it finally closes down. It is quiet, and there are only a couple of guests and they gradually get a bit spooked out as they try to record the ghosts for his website...

    Really excellent little horror film, the two kids in it are funny and play well off each other, and there are countless genuinely hilarious moments,…

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