Happy Friday The 13th! Here's an excellent example of an indie horror that knows what it is and sticks to the basics. If you remotely fancied director Ti West's previous throwback treat The House Of The Devil (2009) like I did, this is a resoundin win. We follow the final days of the foreclosin (real) Yankee Pedlar Inn, where bored employees Claire (Sara Paxton, The Last House On The Left, 2009) and Luke (Pat Healy, Rescue Dawn, 2006) leisurely attempt to document the supposed long-runnin paranormal activity that plagues the old buildin. It's a surprisingly tense and effective stop-start haunted house affair made more compellin with the introduction of author-turned-psychic Leanne Rease-Jones (Kelly McGillis) who's in town for a book convention.
At a glance:
|"Yoo hoo... Creepy ghosts? Where are you? I don't have all day."|
|Old-fashioned haunted house. Yeah.|
Bad news on the doorstep:Suitably claustrophobic and low-key, some might find this borin and mediocre. Some of the everyday dialogue between the two hotel workers may work against the mood. Check out The Innkeepers IMDb listin and Facebook fan page for more info.
|♪♫ Time changes, changes everything ♪♬|
Reminds me of:Well, I just watched The Skeptic (2009) and Grave Encounters (2011) last month. Any more haunted house runarounds to recommend, fellas? I'm game for more.
Amacam joker, berapa bintang lu mau kasi?Great buildup, suspenseful execution and very strong finish. No need for gore or nudity here. Hell, even Roger Ebert liked it. ★★★