(romeo) from GIDDINGS, TX
Reviewed on 2/9/2013...
This movie was just bad!! Started slow and stayed slow. The acting was horrible as well. This could have been a good movie with another director and different actors. It was just bad!!!
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(jorgito2001) from WESLEY CHAPEL, FL
Reviewed on 5/16/2012...
As a HUGE fan of the genre, I don't mind a "slow burner", having grew up on my share of 70s & 80s horror, particularly Italian & Spanish horror during this era that really sucked the juices out of a 90 minute running time, but not sure if I can be as forgiving for a movie made nowadays...such is the case with 'The Innkeepers'.
Don't get me wrong, I really wanted to LIKE this movie, having been a fan of Ti West's 'The Roost' and to a slightly lesser degree, 'House of the Devil'...but this movie, despite having some VERY good scares in between and during the climax, is just...so...danged...BORING! If you've seen the 2 other movies I just mentioned, they suffer a bit from equal amounts of "slowness", but at least 'The Roost' has a lot of ATMOSPHERE, this one is just dialogue, dialogue, dialogue, scare....rinse & repeat! I had to watch this over TWO nights cause about 50 minutes in, I was dozing off! Was tempted to fast forward at some points, but stuck it through...
On a more positive note, its VERY well acted and the old hotel is really a cooler then cool setting..kinda reminded me of places the Travel Channel's Ghost Adventures crew would visit.
Not a flick a horror fan is automatically going to LOVE, Ti West's slow pace is definitely an acquired taste, I guess just see for yourself.
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