The Innkeepers Movie Review (2011) – A Must See Horror Film!

  • The Innkeepers (2011)
  • Genre: Horror
  • Written and Directed By Ti West
  • Music By Jeff Grace
  • Starring Sara Paxton ; Pat Healy ; Kelly McGillis

It’s October so time for a horror film.  Here is my The Innkeepers movie review. So what is The Innkeepers all about, well it’s horror film set in The Yankee Pedlar Inn.


The Inn is closing down and the last remaining staff Claire (Sara Paxton) and Luke(Pat Healy) are left to run the Inn meaning they have to stay over to look after the last few remaining guests.

The Inn is supposedly haunted so they decide to do some paranormal investigating. Pat Healy’s character Luke clearly fancies Claire and is out to try and impress her the with paranormal events he’s experienced at the Inn.

So Claire begins to search for the alleged paranormal activity. I won’t give any more away because it’s really worth watching without already knowing too much. I hate it when film trailers show most of the films what ever happened to giving us a taste of what’s to come? Sorry I digress back to film…

The Innkeepers movie review

Now this film is shot in a real Inn and I like the way it’s shot the look and feel of the film gives it a great tense horror atmosphere you seldom get with modern horror films.

This is one those films which takes a while to get going and this only benefits the film as it slowly builds the tension letting you get to know the characters.

Kelly McGillis plays one of the guests Leanne Rease-Jones and she puts in a reasonable performance but this is not the Kelly McGillis I remember from Top Gun. The real star of the film has to the performance of Sara Paxton as Claire which is exceptional as a nerdy ghost hunter. Both Sara Paxton and Pat Healy who plays Luke bounce of each other really well.

Conclusion: The Innkeepers Movie Review

The Innkeepers stands way above the usual uninspired run-of-the-mill horror films we tend to see being released.  Overall if you like horror films this is a MUST SEE if you don’t I’d still recommend it.

The Innkeepers Movie Review

Popcorn Cinema Movie Rating: The Innkeepers (2011)



It’s a new film so it has great picture quailty

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Final Thought: The Innkeepers (2011)

That concludes The Innkeepers movie review. Have you seen it?  If so what did you make of it, is it a modern classic like I suggest or a boring mess?  Either way please let us know by leaving a comment below.

We suggest you add it to your list of movies you watch at Halloween.  Speaking of which why not check out Popcorn Cinema Show’s 10 Must See Halloween Movies

Don’t forget to check out my horror review of Dracula (1958) starring two of horrors greats, Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee in Hammer’s version of this classic horror story.

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Summary: The Innkeepers (2011) Blu-ray Review
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Movie title: The Innkeepers (2011)

Movie description: Two staff members are left to look after the final guest of a hotel that is due to close. They choose to spend their time finding out if it's haunted.

Duration: 101 mins

Director(s): Ti West

Actor(s): Sara Paxton, Pat Healy, Kelly McGillis

Genre: Horror

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The Innkeepers stands way above the usual uninspired run-of-the-mill horror films we tend to see being released.