Pause for kids 16 & under
Well-crafted haunted hotel movie has drinking, some gore.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The Innkeepers -- an indie horror movie about a haunted hotel from the director of The House of the Devil -- has a few very scary moments and some scenes with strong blood and gore, though neither is constant. There's no sex or nudity, but there is sexual suggestion, plus shots of characters in very little clothing. Strong but infrequent language includes a few uses of "f--k" and "s--t"; characters also drink, and a supporting character is shown to be an alcoholic.
- Families can talk about The Innkeepers' violence. What's scarier -- the stuff you can see or the stuff you can't? Does the movie have scary moments without violence?
- Does it seem like nothing is happening in certain scenes? Were you interested by these scenes or bored? Does something need to happen during every moment to make a movie interesting?
- What's the appeal of scary movies and/or horror movies? Why do some people like them while others don't?