The usual Warning: I try to not spoil the movie, and stop getting detailed when the plot reaches certain moments. However there is one mention which could be considered a spoiler so just an FYI.
In both The House of the Devil (2009 - which I watched and blogged about a couple of weeks ago) and The Innkeepers (2011), writer/director Ti West proves that a slow build-up is just as effective - if not more so if done properly - than an onslaught of scares and gore.
After viewing The House of the Devil I was excited for The Innkeepers and it did not disappoint. In fact I liked this film more which is saying a lot because I loved The House of the Devil.
|The ghosts need to get closer to the mic.|
|The ghost in room 256 needs more towels.|
|Dude, even the stairs are scary.|
|If one more person asks me about Tom Cruise or the 'Danger Zone' I'll scream!|
|I scared you right? Cool, now let's go wait for the Great Pumpkin.|
|Creepy, lurking old men are never a good sign.|
|Why does this woman keep dragging me to where all the ghosts are?|
|If I find a ghost in this hallway, I am totally saying 'He Slimed Me."|
|I'm ok with ghosts being in here, as long as they clean up after themselves.|
Both The Inkeepers and The House of the Devil are currently streaming on Netflix.