The House of the Devil and The Innkeepers.
I have been on a scary movie kick this whole month, it’s October—so I’d be crazy if I wasn’t cooped up in my room watching spooky movies by myself. I love a good scare.
I am really excited that two of Ti West’s best movies are on Netflix: The House of the Devil, and The Innkeepers. I don’t know about you guys but I am really excited about Ti West and his career— he’s only 32. I really like his style—which is old fashioned, slow burning, well executed spooky horror. He’s great with “the set up” in both The House of the Devil(2009) and The Innkeepers(2011). He looses me a little bit in during the climax of the House of the Devil, but I think he makes up for that a bit with Innkeepers. Horror movies are incredibly difficult to conclude, they get silly as soon as the answer of what’s been spooking you is revealed and the tension starts to recede. As soon as you can guess what will happen next, it’s not a scary movie anymore. But, Ti West does a pretty above average job with Innkeepers, I was with him till the end. Part of the reason is his female leads are really cool. In both movies the lady lead is smart, funny, inquisitive, and normal seeming—she’s someone you might know not some super unrealistic horror movie babe. He’s great with aesthetics in that way—the leads are not jocky teen types. I like that he seems to put a lot of effort into his characters being full people, I think that’s part of the reason I like his set-ups so much. I am really excited to see what he does next.
If you’re in for a spook, I would definitely recommend watching both of these (net) flicks.