Spooky Trailer for The Innkeepers Will Make You Avoid Hotels
Posted 10.31.11 by Ryan
If you worked at a notoriously haunted new England hotel, wouldn't you spend the last night the hotel was open trying to capture evidence of the supernatural?
If you agree, you'll enjoy the premise of the upcoming horror movie, The Innkeepers. The movie is set, and was shot in, the Yankee Pedlar Inn, located in northern Connecticut where it maintains a reputation as a haunted destination. Writer-director-editor Ti West explained to Interview last June that he was inspired to write the movie when he stayed at the Yankee Pedlar while making his last horror movie, 2009's The House of the Devil.
They told us, "We found a hotel, it's [reasonably priced] and pretty cool," but when I checked in, having known nothing about it, I immediately thought, "This f**king place is weird." A lot of us generally felt the hotel was creepy.
Once West and his crew returned to the Yankee Pedlar to shoot The Innkeepers, West claims that not much has changed about the location.
Since we've returned, lights have turned off and on by themselves in my room. My phone rang and no one was on the line, which the hotel staff says happens all the time. There are nights when I wake up in my room and it feels like somebody is in there. Almost everyone [in the cast and crew] is having really f**ked up nightmares and vivid dreams. It's a strange place.
Currently doing the rounds at various festivals, a new trailer for The Innkeepers has arrived online, offering a look to those who haven't caught the movie at a festival. Check out the official synopsis and trailer for The Innkeepers below.
After over one hundred years of service, The Yankee Pedlar Inn is shutting its doors for good. The last remaining employees — Claire (Sara Paxton, Shark Night 3D) and Luke (Pat Healy, Rescue Dawn) — are determined to uncover proof of what many believe to be one of New England's most haunted hotels. As the Inn's final days draw near, odd guests check in as the pair of minimum wage "ghost hunters" begin to experience strange and alarming events that may ultimately cause them to be mere footnotes in the hotel's long unexplained history.
Next Showing: The Innkeepers
opens February 3, 2012