Dark Sky Press Release: The Innkeepers (DVD)

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    ‘House of the Devil’ Director Mixes Old-School Frights With Modern Panache

    in a Gripping Fright Flick Coming to Blu-ray and DVD on April 24,2012

    “One of the best, smartest and scariest indie horror films that I’ve seen in a longtime.”

    –Director Eli Roth

    “...warm and witty deconstructed spook tale...B+”

    – Entertainment Weekly


    New York, NY (February 8, 2012) – An New England inn about to close for good is the classically creepy setting for THE INNKEEPERS, the acclaimed new film from Ti West, the young filmmaker whose critically praised House of the Devil gave the genre a jolt. Starring Sara Paxton, Pat Healy and Kelly McGillis, THE INNKEEPERS comes to Blu-ray and DVD from Dark Sky Films and MPI Media Group on April 24, 2012, with SRPs of, respectively, $34.98 and $27.98.

    After over one hundred years of service, The Yankee Pedlar Inn in Connecticut is shutting its doors for good. The last remaining employees – Claire (Sara Paxton, Shark Night 3-D, The Last House on the Left) and Luke (Pat Healy, Dirty Girl) – are determined to uncover proof of what many believe to be one of New England’s most haunted hotels. As the inn’s final days draw near, odd guests start to check in and the pair of minimum wage “ghost hunters” begin to experience strange and alarming events that may ultimately cause them to be mere footnotes in the hotel’s long mysterious history.

    Writer-director Ti West has revealed a unique style that pays tribute to classic horror of the 1970s and ’80s with the bold spirit of the new American independent cinema. THE INKEEPERS, which co-stars Kelly McGillis (Top Gun, Stake Land), was an award-winning hit on the film festival circuit and opened to rave critical reviews last week in theaters nationwide. The way he works his magic is through a technique that some fans have called the slow burn: long takes and deliberately paced scenes, in which the camera follows characters down hallways, through the woods or into empty rooms.” says The New York Times "Featuring great fun, scares and characters, it’s a film that has the wonderful ability to both make you laugh and scream without ever becoming a parody of itself." says CinemaBlend. Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times wrote, “Ti West knows how to build suspense.”

    THE INNKEEPERS, which blends the classic ghost story style with a solid modern twist is an original Dark Sky Films in partnership with Glass Eye Pix. The extras on the Blu-ray and DVD will include:

    The Innkeepers: Behind the Scenes

    Commentary with Writer/Director/Editor Ti West, Producers Peter Phok & Larry Fessenden,

    and 2nd Unit Director/Sound Designer Graham Reznick

    Commentary with Writer/Director/Editor Ti West and Stars Sara Paxton & Pat Healy


    About Dark Sky Films
    Dark Sky Films is dedicated to the discovery, preservation and production of new and classic horror, sci-fi and cult films from around the world. Based in Chicago, Dark Sky Films is a wholly owned subsidiary of The MPI Media Group – one of the largest independent entertainment companies producing and distributing a compelling slate of the world’s most respected cinema, documentaries, performances and television programs.

    About MPI Media Group
    The MPI Media Group
    is a leading producer, distributor and licensor of films, home entertainment, historical footage and more. Founded in 1976, Chicago-based MPI Media Group remains one of the largest independent entertainment companies producing and distributing a compelling slate of the world’s most respected cinema, documentaries, performances and television programs. MPI’s wholly owned subsidiaries include MPI Home Entertainment, Dark Sky Films, and the WPA Film Library. www.mpimediagroup.com

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    Street date: April 24, 2012

    Prebook: March 19, 2012

    SRP: $34.98 (Blu-ray), $27.98 (DVD)

    Running time: 100 minutes

    Rated R

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