Director: Ti West
Stars: Sara Paxton, Pat Healy, Kelly McGillis
During the last weekend of the Yankee Pedlar Inn, two of the employees decide to stay the weekend at the hotel and work while the owner is out of town. The Inn is said to be haunted by a woman whom died in one of the rooms. So why the two employees are there almost alone for the weekend, they are going to investigate the haunting to see if it is real.
There is not much going on in this movie. It is a very slow burner. Almost nothing but dialogue happens in the first half of the movie. The movie is pretty good though. I'm it is not so good that you would want to watch it all the time.
The movie takes you back to the good old ghost story haunted movies of the past. The movies that were not about all of the visual creatures and ghosts to scare you, but just a good lonely isolated setting where a person is most vulnerable. Sometimes that is all it takes to make a good scary movie. This one was almost there. There were very few of jump out and scare you scenes, but they were really good. They did their job of making you jump and look around the room.
The one nice part of the movie was seeing Kelly McGillis have a part in it. She was playing the once TV actress that turned to mystics and crystals. She looked liked she was pushing her 70's. She looked really old for her age. Remember her in Top Gun? She looks like an old lesbian, well I guess she is now.
This movie gives you something new to watch, but like I said you really need to stick with it. It is very slow. Enjoy.
The Innkeepers (2011) Trailer