Friday, January 9, 2015

The Innkeepers (2011)

Starring: Sara Paxton, Pat Healy, and Kelly McGinnis

Homicidal Maniac:  Ghosts

Run time: 1:41:00

Quick Synopsis:  Two innkeepers search for paranormal activity inside their soon to be closed inn.

This is a pretty simple ghost story.  Everything is good enough but there is really nothing earth-shattering within the movie.  The actors are not asked to do much with their characters and won't really shift your overall feeling for the movie.  The movie's build-up is better than its conclusion, but I still don't think it is much of a let down.  Mostly due to
the fact that there really isn't much to get excited about in the movie.  It isn't a bad movie, its just that I don't think anyone will feel a strong urge to go watch the movie again or feel forced to recommend the movie to others.  The pacing is pretty solid and there is never a more where I felt the movie stayed longer than welcomed.  One issue for me was the lack of suspense.  There were very few scenes where I felt any true suspense.  Any improvement in this aspect of the film would have helped to set it apart.  The Innkeepers is an average awful horror movie.  

Fun Fact:  The film was filmed in the actual Yankee Pedlar Inn.  The place is located in Connecticut.

Hidden Gem:  The very last scene in the film has a very subtle outline of a ghost that appears to be Claire.

Total Kill Count: 2
Old Man- George Riddle (1:23:00) Found Dead/Suicide Gore Rating: 7
Claire- Sara Paxton (1:30:00) Attacked by Ghost/Asthma Attack Gore Rating: 3

             Horror Film: 6
             Entertainment: 5
             Suspense: 4
             Overall: 5.25