Director: Ti West Written by: Ti West
Staring: Sara Paxton, Pat Healy, Kelly McGillis
“During the final days at the Yankee Pedlar Inn, two employees determined to reveal the hotel’s haunted past begin to experience disturbing events as old guests check in for a stay.”
I Ain’t Fraid of No Ghosts: Thoughts on Ghosts and a Haunted Inn
I have been a long time fan of the ghost story. Be it a high budget tale of terror or a simple story sitting around the campfire, I’ll buy a ticket for that ride. Fear is a very personal thing. When you come to a supposed scary film you are an important element in achieving the desired effect.
My earliest memories of being scared and lying awake in bed go back to the days of Unsolved Mysteries. A late 80’s program about real crimes that had gone unsolved. Every so often Robert Stack, the host, would announce that it was to be a night of chilling tales, haunted mansions and ancient Civil War burial grounds. These were a favorite in my household. I would bravely watch from the comfort of a well-lit living room. Later I would find myself awake for hours, staring at the ceiling, trying my best to quiet my active imagination. I would never deny the possibility of a ghost. In fact I sometimes would talk to the potential ghosts. Assuring them I had no problem with their presence, but if they could maybe not make themselves known to me, it would truly be appreciated.
As I grew older the ghost story in film became a favorite genre. While a good zombie flick or slasher tale makes for an evening of entertainment, I find the haunted experience to be quite different. I can put myself in the situation, make it my own story, stir up that active child-like imagination, and work myself into a state of fear.
Article By: Clancy (@PDXGeek777) http://pdxgeek777.com/