Movie Review: The Innkeepers

We went for ghost scares this time with The Innkeepers.

The Innkeepers is a haunted hotel movie. The hotel is in its last days. Claire and Luke are employees there, seeing it through to the end. There are three guests, a stressed mum with her son, a washed up actress and later an elderly old man who wants to stay a final time in a particular room. Luke maintains a website documenting the haunted hotel and is trying to find evidence of ghosts in the last few days, Claire seems more dedicated to this than him. The hotel is supposed to be haunted by Madeline O’Malley, a bride jilted at the altar and who killed herself in the hotel in the 1800s. The hotel owners didn’t want a bad reputation so hid the body. Claire starts to discover evidence while working a night shift alone.

It was a slow burning movie and the action didn’t pick up until the end. My son fell asleep half way through but woke up and said it was good but wanted more backstory. I think that was it for me. I needed more of a grab sooner into the movie. It felt disjointed and I didn’t feel the story was strong enough to carry it for me. Although, I like the fact it didn’t put things on a plate for you. The ending was clever. You need to think it through but it was different, non obvious and I liked that. Obviously, I don’t want to give it away and spoil the movie.

7/10 I was going to give it 6 but then had a light bulb moment about the ending.

About thewytchinghourblog

I'm a horror loving librarian with the need to share reviews of everything horror, gore and spooky related. I'm an avid reader of books, mainly horror, definitely supernatural. I'm a pagan and like to define myself as an eclectic witch. Halloween/Samhain is my favourite time of year from everything pumpkin spiced, the scent of decay and the veil between worlds thinning. So, here we are to share all things blood splattered, things that go bump in the night and crawl out of the darkness.
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