I first heard about The Innkeepers after SXSW last March, when one great review after another started to roll in.The IMDb plot description illustrates that it’s a movie right after my heart:
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.
Ghosts, a haunted hotel, a mysterious “past”… No matter the quality of the films that espouse these traits, they will never fail to intrigue me. I’m a sucker for a good ghost story. Throw in the overwhelmingly positive reviews from sources that I trust, some phenomenal poster art that hearkens back to classic haunted house films, a director–Ti West–whose work I had previously enjoyed, and eventually a really fun trailer, and there was not a snowball’s chance in hell that I would miss this movie. This week, I finally got my chance via Video on Demand. Unlike so many haunted house/ghost movies, The Innkeepers delivered on every last ounce of its promise. Continue reading