October 20-27, 2011 - 8 Nights Of Horror, Sci-Fi, Action & Cult Movies!

2011 Program

THE INNKEEPERS

Ti West, 2011, USA, 102 mins
**Writer-Director Ti West in attendance for Q&A!**

Toronto Premiere, One Screening Only
Thursday, Oct 27 2011, 9.45pm, Toronto Underground Cinema
$15 Gala Ticket, Age 19+, Includes Entry after screening to Festival Closing Night Party

Short Description

Two young employees at an old hotel encounter a series of spooky events during its last weekend of operation, in this acclaimed new supernatural thriller from Ti West (HOUSE OF THE DEVIL). Stars Sara Paxton and Kelly McGillis.

The Buzz

“A wonderful (and really, really fun) picture that continues to confirm not only West’s talent but the general quality of Glass Eye Pix and their eye for damn good work.”
- Fangoria

“THE INNKEEPERS is not only a consummate creep fest, but it
also revels in the light hearted moments as well.”
- Ain’t It Cool News

“Draws you in, holds your attention, and then ultimately scares the sh*t out of you..THE INNKEEPERS is definitely worth checking into.”
- Dread Central

Official Selection - Over 10 Film Festivals including SXSW, Berlin Fantasy, Montreal Fantasia, London FrightFest, Sitges Fantastic and the Los Angeles Film Festival.

Winner - Over 5 Festival Awards including:  Best Director, Best Scare, and Best Actress (tie) (London FrightFest), Best Feature Film, Silver (London FrightFest), Best American Feature Film, Bronze (Montreal Fantasia)

***TORONTO AFTER DARK 2011 UPDATE**

Winner, Fans Choice Award for SCARIEST FILM - Toronto After Dark Film Festival

This Film’s Screening at Toronto After Dark had MANY REVIEWS, read them here.

Synopsis

It’s the final days of operation for the century old Yankee Pedlar Inn, a modest New England hotel with a long history of paranormal activity, and her last two employees Luke (Pat Healy) and Claire (Sara Paxton) are determined to find proof that ghosts are indeed haunting the halls. Writer/director Ti West cemented his mark on the genre world with his love letter to early 80’s Satanic paranoia flicks in THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL, and there’s a similar slow build of tension and dread in THE INNKEEPERS. What’s added to the mix here are the fantastic performances of our two amiable leads, their conversations and easy going yet sometimes awkward relationship often leads to great laughs, and distracts us in the best kind of way in between an ever increasing sense of terror that is waiting just behind the next door. Throw in Kelly McGillis (STAKE LAND) as a card carrying spiritualist for good measure and you’ve got a film that remembers why we love haunted house stories in the first place.
- Steven Landry

Screens With Short Film

  • THE LADY PARANORMA, Canada, 2011, 6 min, Vincent Marcone. See Canada After Dark for details.

Teaser trailer to pre-feature short, THE LADY PARANORMA

THE INNKEEPERS TRAILER (available after the festival was over)

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