(cinema) The Innkeepers, d. Ti West, 2011. “Let’s go to the basement and find out what that fucking ghost’s problem is.” That’s a funny line from this horror movie that is playful in its script without ever degrading to farce and stupidity. It is the lobby level of Innkeepers where the movie works, at least for the first three quarters. Two slacker clerks in a New England hotel kill time on their long shifts by trying to record proof the old place in haunted. Besides the funny banter between the clerks there is the role of the horror movie “last girl” presented here as quirky, nerdy, and on time with her slap stick. You don’t see girl characters like this in any kind of movie except for maybe one with Drew Barrymore. Kelly McGillis also makes a strong appearance as a psychic guest in the hotel who warns the clerks against waking up spirits. Yep, Kelly McGillis was the sex object in Witness and Top Gun back in the 80s who never did anything again except come out of the closet. I don’t know if I can say McGillis is slumming now in indy horror. The cast is the best part of The Innkeepers. The worst part is the proposed ghost story. That fourth quarter is fairly suspenseful, scary and bloody but the back story on why the place is haunted never comes together. ๏ ๏ ½
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The Cottingley Fairies were a series of fantastic photographs taken by two young English girls around the time of WWI. The photos became famous after catching the attention of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. It wasn’t until 1958 that the women confessed all of the photographs were faked accept for one.
link: The Cottingley Fairies.
“On one side we have “Poosie the Cat” and on the other side we have a “Bottle Model” of the month! The first thousand bottles are hand signed by each model. What it comes down to is this … would you rather have the same old bull…or would you like “Sum Poosie?”