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The Innkeepers (2011)

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During the final days at the Yankee Pedlar Inn, two employees determined to reveal the hotel's haunted past begin to experience disturbing events as old guests check in for a stay.

Director:

Ti West

Writer:

Ti West
2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Sara Paxton ... Claire
Pat Healy ... Luke
Alison Bartlett ... Angry Mom
Jake Ryan ... Young Boy (as Jake Schlueter)
Kelly McGillis ... Leanne Rease-Jones
Lena Dunham ... Barista
Brenda Cooney ... Madeline O'Malley
George Riddle ... Old Man
John Speredakos ... Officer Mitchell
Sean Reid Sean Reid ... Medic
Kurt Venghaus Kurt Venghaus ... Medic
Thomas Mahoney Thomas Mahoney ... Medic
Michael Martin Michael Martin ... Medic
Michael P. Castelli Michael P. Castelli ... Medic
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Storyline

During the final days at the Yankee Pedlar Inn, two employees determined to reveal the hotel's haunted past begin to experience disturbing events as old guests check in for a stay.

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Come stay at the Yankee Pedlar ... For a night you WILL NEVER FORGET See more »

Genres:

Drama | Horror | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some bloody images and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The inhaler that the character of Claire uses was actually painted beige and brown for the film as Ti West didn't like the look of the reliever inhaler the props department had obtained. The inhaler was set up to spray a candy flavored breath freshener into Sara Paxton's mouth so it could be used realistically but would taste pleasant. See more »

Goofs

The inhaler Claire puffs on throughout the movie when having trouble breathing has a tan colored delivery system. In actuality, this type of inhaler is used at specific times for overall bronchial and nasal health. The type of inhaler that Claire would have used for stress-induced shortness of breath would have had a different colored body, usually red. One might argue, however, that if Claire had mixed up her inhalers this could have contributed to her passing out or hallucinating. See more »

Quotes

Claire: Never skimp on bread; you'll always regret it.
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Soundtracks

Breaks My Heart
Written by Casey Donahew (of Casey Donahew Band)
Performed by the Casey Donahew Band
Courtesy of Lightening Rod Records
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The Most Boring Horror Movie in Years
11 January 2012 | by meldmeSee all my reviews

It's quite difficult to form any real opinion on this movie, as it is so bland. Two bored employees working at a hotel just before it closes after the tourist season, find ghostly goings on. And erm, that's about it. It is a full forty minutes, yes FORTY, before anything out of the ordinary happens, and even that is a piano key moving on it's own.

Prior to that nerve-shredder, we are treated to a chunk of the hum-drum working lives of the two employees, who share a common interest in the paranormal, mostly conveyed via a laptop they have at the front desk. There are a small number of guests at the hotel - a woman and her son, a woman who used to be an actress, now a self-proclaimed 'psychic', and later on, an elderly man.

There is some waffle about the ghost of a woman who is supposed to haunt the hotel and the lacklustre staff wander around sporadically (some bespectacled net-surfer and the girl from Last House on the Left, Sarah Paxton). The supernatural elements escalate further into the movie, but by then you will probably have fallen asleep, started staring at the carpet or at best, trying to amuse yourself with guessing the ending. The latter proves a fruitless task, by the way, as whoever wrote this story either has the imagination of a dead gerbil or simply couldn't be bothered.

And before anyone thinks 'ooh, he probably doesn't get the subtle nuances of psychological horror,' trust me, I do. 'The Blair witch Project' and 'Session 9', to name but two, showed thought and enthusiasm, but, like the employees of this hotel in the first half of this movie's running time, the makers of 'The Innkeepers' have somehow fused boredom and horror together. The result is shockingly tedious.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

8 March 2012 (Denmark) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$750,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$29,557, 5 February 2012

Gross USA:

$78,396

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,178,831
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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