• hanieltheangel

    ½ Added by hanieltheangel

    Just plain old boring.

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  • R. J. Daniel Hanna

    ★★★½ Watched by R. J. Daniel Hanna 10 Apr, 2014

    I love the vibe of this film. It looks as if it's lit by natural light (it isn't) yet has a clean, beautiful shine to it. This lighting realism grounds us in the film and allows the comedy and scares to play as larger-than-life highlights from a real world. Fun film.

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  • Cityzen Kano

    ★★★ Watched by Cityzen Kano 05 Apr, 2014 2

    The Innkeepers works as the perfect follow up to Ti West's previous evocative horror The House of the Devil. Almost every stitch of that film was based on some sort of retro hook, which as an experiment to see how much of a bygone era could be recreated, worked quite well. Although there are improvements, West runs into some of the problems that prevented his previous attempt from actually being anything more than a pastiche.

    What he crucially corrects this…

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  • Shawn Stubbs

    ★★½ Watched by Shawn Stubbs 10 Apr, 2014

    The buildup is painfully show and not much happens but Ti West's direction is rather skillful.

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  • Charles Johnson

    ★½ Watched by Charles Johnson 09 Apr, 2014

    Ti West ... why?

    I'm just curious, is there a reason why absolutely nothing happens until the last 20 minutes of your films? At least The House of the Devil built an atmosphere. Here, you have failed to make a hotel even slightly creepy. An empty hotel. One of the most basic settings of the horror genre.

    Sure, the finale picked up my heart rate ... a bit (partly out of anger, IF SHE'S NOT ANSWERING YOU, ASSUME SHE'S NOT…

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  • CJ

    ½ Watched by CJ 06 Apr, 2014 4

    Not even sure why I attempted watching this given how much I've hated everything else I've seen from Ti West so far (peaking with his insultingly moronic M For Miscarriage short) but I guess I'm forever a hopeless optimist when it comes to horror and the premise (couple of bored employees searching for ghosts on the night shift at a spooky old hotel) seemed reasonable. How wrong I was.

    As usual, nothing happens. Like, literally, nothing. I'm all for slow…

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  • sarahdobbs

    ½ Watched by sarahdobbs 06 Apr, 2014 4

    Nrghhhhhhhhhhh I don't know why I fucking watched this.

    Well, I do. I'm up for pretty much any horror movie ever, at any time. And although I'd seen and hated The House of the Devil, V/H/S, and Ti West's appalling segment in The ABCs of Death, part of me was curious about this movie. And the DVD was cheap, and I'm an idiot, so, yeah, I sat through it.

    And it's awful. West has no eye for shots, no ear…

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  • No-Personality

    ★★★ Watched by No-Personality 05 Apr, 2014

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

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  • Jason Barr

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Jason Barr 31 Mar, 2014

    I love this movie. Fantastic pacing, great atmosphere, solid performances from Paxton and Healy. Near perfect "haunted house" tale.

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  • Kevin Doree

    ★★★ Added by Kevin Doree

    Old-timey ghost story. Leisurely paced with mild scares. Like a new genre, slice-of-life horror?

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  • Jim Drew

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Jim Drew 31 Mar, 2014 20

    While trying not to go insane in the wait for CHEAP THRILLS, I needed a Pat Healy fix so I thought I'd check into the Yankee Pedlar Inn for a 4th or 5th time. It's great when actors of his ilk are afforded meaty roles and can flex their chops for more than a couple of scenes. One of many reasons why this strange horror genre is so precious. Ti West has a habit of getting really good performances out…

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  • KerryMaxwell

    ★★★ Watched by KerryMaxwell 23 Mar, 2014 1

    Rather a grudging like for me. The major achievement this film pulled off is I actually liked the main characters, unlike 99% of modern horror films. Sara Paxton and Pat Healy deliver sympathetic and funny performances that kept my interest through the rather slow first two-thirds of the film. The plot and scares are standard ghost (ahem, "Spirit") story stuff , there isn't much depth to the story, and it's ultimately unsatisfying. But hey, at least it wasn't a found footage movie.

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