The Innkeepers Director Ti West is making a name for himself in the horror genre thanks to the creepy, '80s-retro The House of the Devil and now this film, which stars Sara Paxton and Pat Healy as two slacker types who run the front desk of an inn about to close after decades of housing guests in a Connecticut burg. They're aimless, bored, and with nothing else to do, decide to go ghost-hunting in the supposedly haunted hotel. What's almost scarier than the suicidal bride they're looking for, though, is being 25 in a podunk town with no future ahead of them, and ending up like any number of the living guests in the place--a mother needing to get away, a yammering coffee barista, an old widower. Like Devil, Innkeepers moves slow, which may frustrate horror fans who like the jumps and jolts of Paranormal Activity and the like or the gore of the Saw movies. But if you liked the slow-burn style of House of the Devil, you'll like this one too. Extras: Behind the scenes featurette, commentary with the director and stars (DVD/BD)
Win It! One lucky grand prize winner will receive (1) Ti West-signed limited ed. gatefold Blu-ray and (1) signed poster. First runner-up will receive (1) Ti West-signed limited ed. gatefold Blu-ray. Five (5) additional runners-up will receive the movie on DVD. Winners will be picked at random next Tuesday, May 1. Please either include your email address within the comment or sign in using your Fandango account which has a valid email associated with it, or we cannot reach you. Open to U.S. residents age 18 and over, one entry per person please. Now tell us: What makes for the ultimate scary movie? Gore, jolts, scary music, a great villain? Comment below and good luck!
Contraband Your usual "one last heist" picture starring Mark Wahlberg this time as a onetime drug smuggler unwillingly lured back for a final job when his brother in law lands in hot water with some bad guys. It's based on the Icelandic thriller Reykjavik-Rotterdam, and was helmed by that movie's director, who manages to keep up the suspense even though it's a story we've seen many times before. Extras: Deleted scenes, featurettes on the making-of and the stunts, and director commentary (DVD/BD)
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The best scary movies have cute little kids who are really not so cute.
The best of the best always build the tension to the point of nervous twitching and squirming and the release with a jolt....preferably a gory one.
I think some good, creepy sound effects just before the villain or victim pops out of the shadows works wonders in making me jump out of my seat.
A "don't look now but you should start running" boogeyman.
"What makes for the ultimate scary movie?"
Conviction on the part of the cast/crew in the source material allows for a supremely scary horror film.
In my humble opinion, the problem with most horror films being released today (particularly the theatrical ones) is that they're too self-aware.
The Exorcist remains the most potently terrifying film I've laid my eyes/ears on. I maintain that, from the unsettling score to the artful cinematography to the convincing performances, all aspects of the film are handled with such precision and care that one cannot help but be caught up in it. And that's when the director can do what he/she wants with you, at that moment.
The best scary movies consists of realism and characters one can relate to..
There are a LOT of elements that go into a truly good scary movie. Scary music and jolts are a part of it, but you need a good story, good actors and director and editor. You also need atmosphere....and if you can build tension along the way, even better!
Jolts and a good villain make a good scary movie.
The best scary movies aren't the ones that show you gore for gore's sake, but that are suspenseful and give you time to create the scary moment in your own head. If it can mess with your head, it's done a good job.
For me, what makes the ultimate scary movie, is the mood and feel that the movie sets. I saw The Ring in theaters, in the afternoon, and it scared the crap out of me. It actually made my heart race at the end. I haven't felt scared like that for awhile in any scary movie lately.
The Ultimate Scary Movie makes the best use of the element of surprise. It makes you Jump Up out of your seat or cringe in fear in the quintessential fetal position, but most of all, whatever the special effects are, they must be so realistic that they make you want to grab onto another human being and yell for your Momma LoL!
Unexpected jolts are the best. It is irritating when jolts are expected, like someone opening a medicine cabinet and when they close it, something is standing behind them. I like it when the scares come when it is least expected.
The scary ones for me are atmospheric, moody, and creepy... Stuff like The Others. I don't need (or necessarily want) to see over-the-top blood and gore; oftentimes that just comes across as cheesy.
The Movie,Shining with Jack Nicholson scared me so much .I watched every so many times over the years but,I guess the devil made me do it....I'd love to own the Innkeepers. It is movies with an unsual start and more scarier as you watch.but you have to watch..
The movies that scare you ,but you have to watch,it's evil and funny and gory all in one..a dab of surprising romance and fun...
I think the best scary movies are those that are not like every other scary movie. An unexpected twist is essential.
A scary villian and alot of scary moments and jolts
I'd love a copy of Innkeepers. Had hoped to see it in Theaters, but it didn't seem to be playing anywhere. What's up with that? Anyway, it was on the radar... Looked at least interesting. Though I don't know if it would be anywhere near the level of 'goodness' of Insidious or Lady in Black... Still, I like a good haunted house story. :)
Anticipation and unexpected moments.
A great scary movie does what Friday the 13th did for me when I was 11 years old: leaves you scared to leave the house and looking around corners for axmen when you venture outside.
Anticipation makes the best scary movies! The anxiety and tension when you see the harm that is forth-coming... EEEK! I love a great horror flick! Thanks for the contest! Hope I win!!
The best scary movies are the ones with unexpected twists!
"Welcome to the party, pal."
"I am serious... and don't call me Shirley."
"When am I gonna learn how to punch?"
"These go to eleven."
"Benjamin, have you ever been severely beaten about the face & neck?"
"Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming."
"You're gonna need a bigger boat."
"Jessica's got cable."
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