Dark Sky Films announced the production on Ti West’s highly anticipated THE INNKEEPERS – his follow up to the critically acclaimed THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL. The shoot will be taking place at The Yankee Pedlar Inn in Connecticut, a hotel long known for being haunted in real life.
Sara Paxton (Last House on the Left, Superhero Movie) is set to star as the lead in this classic ghost story, which is written and will be directed by West. The film will also star Pat Healy, Kelly McGillis and George Riddle among others.
THE INNKEEPERS is centered around the final two employees working in a haunted hotel before it goes out of business. After over one hundred years in business, The Yankee Pedlar Hotel is about to close its doors for good. The last remaining clerks, Claire (Sara Paxton), a twenty something that has come to terms with her lot in life, and Luke (Pat Healy), a computer-smart loner, are convinced that the hotel is haunted and are determined to prove it. As time ticks down to the final days of operation, mysterious guests check in including Leanne Rease-Jones (Kelly McGillis), a former TV actress turned psychic, and an old man insistent on staying in room 353. As several strange occurrences begin to add up, both Claire and Luke must make the crucial decision on what to believe and what not to believe...
The film, which blends the classic ghost story style with a solid modern twist is being produced by Derek Curl, Peter Phok, Ti West and Larry Fessenden by Dark Sky Films in partnership with Glass Eye Pix.
West’s 2009 success, The House of the Devil, was praised by audiences and critics alike. The New York Times’ Manohla Dargis wrote, “After years of vivisectionist splatter, here is a horror movie with real shivers.”