Ti West’s haunted-house movie gives Sara Paxton a chance to show that she can act after the tragedy that was Shark Night 3D. She plays Claire, one of the last two employees at a historic hotel in its final days. The old place is haunted by a creepy woman, and Claire may or may not be seeing her around the place. The other employee, Luke (Pat Healy), eggs her on by having her record audio while she’s by herself—and the dread escalates. Kelly McGillis is good company as a crazy guest at the hotel who used to be an actress, and has taken to talking with ghosts. It all adds up to a reasonably good horror movie that is light on gore—and actually a little light on scares, too. But West makes the scares that do occur count, and Paxton is actually really good here.
Director: Ti West
Producer: Badie Ali, Hamza Ali, Malik B. Ali and Greg Newman
Cast: Sara Paxton, Pat Healy, Kelly McGillis and George Riddle