• Jonathan Lamb

    ★★★½ Watched by Jonathan Lamb 13 Sep, 2014

    I'm continually surprised at the films of Ti West. I was introduced to him by the awful short he directed for VHS, which I thought was the worst of the lot. However after having just seen House of the Devil and now this, consider me a fan.

    If you approached this as a straight horror you might be disappointed, this is more of a character film - think of clerks but set in a Inn and add a dash of…

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  • MacDara Conroy

    ★★½ Watched by MacDara Conroy 12 Sep, 2014

    Slow moving, they said it was. And they were right about that. Indeed, it's a good half hour too long; so many extraneous establishing scenes meant to make us care more about the main characters, but it's just banter. They also said it was properly old-school scary, but it's nothing of the sort. Poltergeist? Rosemary's Baby? The Shining? Now those are haunting movies. The Innkeepers is so tame by comparison, it's almost a category error to call it a horror.

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  • Pajamabanana

    ★★★ Watched by Pajamabanana 09 Sep, 2014

    Yay:

    + Cool, old-school look and vibe.

    Nay:

    - Feels underwritten. Atmosphere is important, but I wish there was more of everything else; flesh out the characters with some more dialogue, put some more work into the scares.

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  • ashively

    ★★★★ Watched by ashively 30 Aug, 2014

    I preferred this one to House of the Devil mostly due to the addition of a couple more characters. The slow burn that Ti West works with in both can be snuffed out entirely if the viewer gets bored and that happened to me a time or two in Devil, but never did in Innkeepers. The creepiness steadily ratchets up and the cast are game. I was on board throughout and look forward to seeing what West does next.

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  • Kyle

    ★★½ Added by Kyle

    Initially intriguing with a low key attitude and likeable cast, but this soon falls away to horror film cliches and staged jumps. Potential for Ti West but after this and his woefully poor entry in ABCs of death, I'm yet to be convinced.

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  • Guillermo Bosque

    ★★★ Watched by Guillermo Bosque 15 Mar, 2014

    Summary: The Innkeepers has a pretty passable climax and the two main leads are pretty likable, but it lacks of enough scares or screenplay to fill its inflated running time. 60/100 [C+]

    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. The Innkeepers is directed by Ti West and starring Sara Paxton and Pat Healy; The premise is…

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  • Galen Mountfort

    Watched by Galen Mountfort 08 Sep, 2014

    This film is rated 5.5 on IMDb (typically anything under 6 signifies crap) and 79% on Rotten Tomatoes. Sometimes critics seem to be more reliable than the general public but this was not one if these times, in fact the IMDb rating was far to generous for this cliche ridden snooze fest. It's about an old hotel that's closing down and a couple of employees trying to figure out a paranormal mystery about the hotel that goes back a century…

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  • IfWeMadeIt

    Watched by IfWeMadeIt 25 May, 2012

    Episode 49

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  • bizarre_eye

    ½ Watched by bizarre_eye 03 Sep, 2014 4

    Expels tedium and unoriginality from every pore.

    Utter garbage.

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  • Cinemole

    ★★★½ Watched by Cinemole 29 Aug, 2014

    Enjoyable, if not actually scary.

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  • fatpie42

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by fatpie42 31 Aug, 2014 2

    I initially wasn't sure how I felt about this film, but on subsequent rewatches I realised how intelligently the whole film was set-up. It's the sort of film which invites a second and a third watch, partly because of how well the ideas come together, but also because of Sara Paxton's excellent performance as Claire, the awkward college drop-out. All her emotions are open for anyone to see and she's clearly lacking in confidence, often seeming unsure how to organise…

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  • Luke Patterson

    ★★★★ Added by Luke Patterson 2

    I have never seen a Ti west movie before. I saw him get shot in the head in You're Next but that's about it. So when I heard the hype about him I thought I should give one of his films a go. I was split between this and House of the Devil but this has Sara Paxton in.

    Immediately I noticed how impressive Sara Paxton was as Claire. Her quirks, her behaviour is portrayed brilliantly by Paxton. I was…

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