The Innkeepers

The Innkeepers

The Innkeepers

A Halloween movie night wouldn’t be complete without a good haunted house flick, and Ti West’s The Innkeepers is a throwback ghost story that’ll spook you while tickling your ribs. It doesn’t so much impress because it does anything original, but because of its elegant classicism; it’s like the perfect remake of Robert Wise’s The Haunting for our generation, dripping with glorious location atmosphere that sneaks up on you with its chilly embrace.

2011Rating: M101 minsUK
Horror
Director:
Ti West ('The House of the Devil', 'V/H/S')
Writer:
Ti West
Cast:
Sara PaxtonPat HealyAlison BartlettJake RyanKelly McGillisLena Dunham

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

Deserves considerable credit for being able to generate suspense and occasionally spring scares without relying on familiar haunted-house atmospherics.

Total Film

Total Film

press

Confirms writer/director Ti West as one of the major talents in horror today.

Time Out

Time Out

press

With a rambling plot and effortlessly likeable comic turns from both leads, this is much closer to the loose, semi-improvised freshness of mumblecore than to a traditional horror movie.

4.0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Luke and Claire are guilty, above all, of being dumb and bored. Even their interest in the ghost that may dwell in the dark corners of the Pedlar seems tepid and lacking in conviction.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

The film is scary enough to keep you alert in the cinema, but unlikely to give you a sleepless night.

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

Ti West knows how to build suspense with quiet and timing.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A largely entertaining picture with too few (and late-arriving) scares to satisfy the multiplex crowd, but one that will please many die-hard genre aficionados.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Among the current crop of ghost stories, this is an outstanding effort. Ti West is shaping up as an authentic Master Of Horror.

4.0
Variety

Variety

press

Deserves considerable credit for being able to generate suspense and occasionally spring scares without relying on familiar haunted-house atmospherics.

Total Film

Total Film

press

Confirms writer/director Ti West as one of the major talents in horror today.

Time Out

Time Out

press

With a rambling plot and effortlessly likeable comic turns from both leads, this is much closer to the loose, semi-improvised freshness of mumblecore than to a traditional horror movie.

4.0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Luke and Claire are guilty, above all, of being dumb and bored. Even their interest in the ghost that may dwell in the dark corners of the Pedlar seems tepid and lacking in conviction.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

The film is scary enough to keep you alert in the cinema, but unlikely to give you a sleepless night.

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

Ti West knows how to build suspense with quiet and timing.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A largely entertaining picture with too few (and late-arriving) scares to satisfy the multiplex crowd, but one that will please many die-hard genre aficionados.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Among the current crop of ghost stories, this is an outstanding effort. Ti West is shaping up as an authentic Master Of Horror.

4.0

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