Devil's Ti West Directing More Horror Next: The Innkeepers
by Alex Billington
January 30, 2010
Up-and-coming horror director Ti West has booked his next directing gig following the cult hit The House of the Devil (which hits Blu-Ray next week). Variety reports that West will direct another horror flick called The Innkeepers next, about the last two staffers of a haunted hotel that's going out of business. Based on that logline, I'm already reminded somewhat of The Shining just thinking about this, but West has a unique style that I'm sure he'll use in this. MPI Media Group's Dark Sky Films will finance and produce along with Larry Fessenden's Glass Eye Pix. Production deal for The Innkeepers was concluded at Sundance this week.
West says that he intends for The Innkeepers to be "a truly terrifying" follow-up to The House of the Devil. He'll start shooting in Connecticut this spring. In addition to House of the Devil, West directed the straight-to-DVD sequel Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever. Larry Fessenden is another actor/writer/director (of The Last Winter most recently) and has been producing and helping develop most of West's project since his debut feature The Roost in 2005. I never saw House of the Devil but I heard good things from Peter at SlashFilm about it. I'm already interested in The Innkeepers and we'll keep you updated on casting news for it as well.