Halloween may have passed, but it’s still not too late to check out the terrifying trailer for Ti West’s follow-up to “The House of the Devil,” “The Innkeepers.” The supernatural thriller, which stars Sara Paxton (“Shark Night 3D”), Pay Healy and Kelly McGillis, premiered a SXSW earlier this year to good word of mouth. It hits VOD December 30th, before opening in theaters on February 3rd.
Paxton stars as an employee of The Yankee Pedlar Inn, believed to be one of New England’s most haunted hotels. Before it closes its doors for good, Paxton’s character sets out to prove that the haunting is for real.
Here’s what iW’s Eric Kohn said of the film out of SXSW:
The stakes never go that high in “The Innkeepers.” West, who demonstrated a penchant for extensive build-ups in “The House of the Devil” and “Trigger Man,” continually makes it unclear if the inn actually harbors a ghost or if his heroine (Sara Paxton) has simply imagines it. Both she and her hilariously frazzled co-worker (Pat Healy of “Great World of Sound”) want to believe in supernatural affairs for the thrill factor alone.
The film’s trailer is solid stuff, starting out slow to set the tale up and then delivering the requisite scares hard and fast.