While there’s certainly something to be said for the pleasures of a full-on splatter flick, subtlety is a quality that unfortunately is not much valued in horror films these days, but Ti West’s new picture The Innkeepers
is truly refreshing in its willingness to take the slow and spooky route to suspense. The Innkeepers
is at heart an old-fashioned ghost story with a few modern-day twists that bring it into the 21st century, and so much of the movie works so well that it’s unfortunate the same low-key approach that makes it such a pleasure undermines it in the final act.
The picture is set in the Yankee Pedlar, a hotel in Connecticut that has s...