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She’s done three major horror films in three years, she’s
adorable and she enjoys genre films. What’s not to love about actress Sara Paxton?
The genre’s latest “It Girl” following her memorable turns in 2009’s LAST HOUSE
ON THE LEFT and last summer’s SHARK NIGHT, Paxton really comes into her own in
Ti West’s THE INNKEEPERS (now on VOD;
opening in select theaters February 3). FANGORIA’s Tony Timpone
caught up with Paxton in NYC to talk about her starring role in the haunted
hotel flick, produced by the fiends at Glass Eye Pix and Dark Sky Films. (You can
check out our exclusive chats with West here,
here and here).
In the final part of our Paxton interview (shot and edited by Bill Hall; see
the 23-year-old, California-born actress discusses working with co-star Kelly
McGillis (of STAKE LAND and TOP GUN fame) and reminisces about her previous
scream show experiences.
In THE INNKEEPERS, the venerable Yankee Pedlar Inn (an
actual hotel in Connecticut)
is about to shut its doors for good after over a century of service. Believed
by many to be one of New England’s “most haunted hotels,” the last remaining
employees – daffy Claire (Paxton) and sardonic Luke (Pat Healy) - are
determined to uncover proof before the place closes for good. As the Inn’s final days draw near, odd guests check in as the
pair of minimum wage “ghost hunters” begins to experience strange and alarming
events that may ultimately cause them to be mere footnotes in the hotel’s long
For more, read Fango’s INNKEEPERS review and pick up FANGORIA #309 (on sale now) for our exclusive visit to the set! And
keep track of THE INNKEEPERS theatrical playdates here.
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