Magnet Releasing | Release Date: February 3, 2012
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Xborn74May 12, 2012
"The Inkeepers" (2011) is a suspense-horror thriller, written and directed by Ti West, which takes place in the Yankee Pedlar Inn Hotel (which really exists, in Torrington, Connecticut, USA), and tells the story of the two last attendants in"The Inkeepers" (2011) is a suspense-horror thriller, written and directed by Ti West, which takes place in the Yankee Pedlar Inn Hotel (which really exists, in Torrington, Connecticut, USA), and tells the story of the two last attendants in this centennial Inn (Claire - Sara Paxton and Luke - Pat Healy), which is about to close and having his last weekend, along with the rare (and strange)final guests in the Hotel.

The hotel has a history of being haunted, due to a woman who committed suicide in the past there (Madeline O'Malley), after learn that her husband died, and two attendants try always when possible to investigate when the hotel in search of apparitions or signs supernatural, to prove it, with "professional" ghost hunters equipment(as seen in series).

Well done visually, the film has a classic filming approach, which emphasizes the place, almost always empty - it is very interesting the opening, with images of the site since its founding in 1891 until the present day, and 98% of the movie goes on inside it or around it. Also I liked the sub-division into three chapters of the film at key points, like a book, each chapter presenting a different climate.

The trail is suitable both musical and sound effects ones, and perfect for this film and its narrative, nothing worthy of an Oscar, but well produced and I do not offer any criticism of the acting of the characters (yes, they are well characterized), especially the two protagonists. Another detail: the cast is reduced, up to 15 people, but well selected.

Initially the film, which I consider more a Thriller, shows a trend towards comedy, and passes gradually to the suspense and finally to terror. Gory scenes are mostly absent until the end, where they are relevant, and the script emphasizes the psychological of the characters, especially the main character, the young and naive Claire.

The Innkeepers ends up being one more example that a movie with cast and limited production does not necessarily mean something bad, beating many current films with a greater budget - a well-written script is crucial.

For those who like stories of old-fashioned thrillers, this movie is a very pleasant experience, and not abuse of blood, and have a atmosphere of ghost story without being something heavy or appellative - contrary to what many fans expect a horror movie has a lot of blood and violence, full of special effects. A good movie to watch.
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MegWhiteleyMar 2, 2012
The Innkeepers is like an old horror film, but one of the best old horror films, the story is sorpresive, the cast, the situation, oh my god! a really scare film. The Innkeepers is a classic.
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SeanMcGunnigleMar 5, 2012
Good old hotel horror movie with a hot young actress in Sara Paxton, the only problem is it's not as scary as you keep hoping its going to be. The other main character who works as a team with Sara Paxton to understand the paranormal activityGood old hotel horror movie with a hot young actress in Sara Paxton, the only problem is it's not as scary as you keep hoping its going to be. The other main character who works as a team with Sara Paxton to understand the paranormal activity happening in the hotel does a good job as well. The camera work and scenery is great, its just not as scary as you keep expecting it to be. It doesnt try to explain or sum up the events either, which i dislike. Leaves it open to the audience to decide whats really going on. The supporting characters you could care less about as well. Decent horror flick in a hurting genre in need of good flicks. Expand
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tamprJan 13, 2013
Great movie, reminds me of the 1970's horror movies. The slow pace and peculiar timing creates atmospheric tension. One of the best ghost stories since 'The Others'.
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AlthureApr 5, 2012
Awesome movie not only for it's creepy jump scares but also for lovable characters, great story, atmosphere, humor and mystery all done very well and preformed perfectly. 10/10.
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killingspreeMar 30, 2012
Great old style horror film. Cinematography is great the acting is too. Don't listen to the critics go see it for yourself!
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mcmanusthebraveOct 11, 2012
the innkeepers is perfect in every way, perfect performances, perfect pacing, perfectly crafted scares, all with no gore whatsoever, ti west is a phenomenal director/writer.
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badbrushOct 6, 2013
The lack of CGI, slow pacing and good character development make this a refreshing film in a genre saturated with cliches and intolerable, badly written characters.
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BrandonBonaseraMar 8, 2016
The Innkeepers is another creepy, well-made and intense film by Ti West which, like House of the Devil, has a great tone and build-up but in the end it falls short, feeling quite anticlimactic. However, getting to the ending is an enjoyableThe Innkeepers is another creepy, well-made and intense film by Ti West which, like House of the Devil, has a great tone and build-up but in the end it falls short, feeling quite anticlimactic. However, getting to the ending is an enjoyable experience. Expand
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BBonasera15Mar 8, 2016
The Innkeepers is another creepy, well-made and intense film by Ti West which, like House of the Devil, has a great tone and build-up but in the end it falls short, feeling quite anticlimactic. However, getting to the ending is an enjoyableThe Innkeepers is another creepy, well-made and intense film by Ti West which, like House of the Devil, has a great tone and build-up but in the end it falls short, feeling quite anticlimactic. However, getting to the ending is an enjoyable experience. Expand
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