For those that don’t know, Ti West’s haunted hotel pic, The Innkeepers was also rumored to have some very para activity going on. Shot in the Yankee Pedlar Inn in Torrington, Connecticut, which is itself rumored to be haunted, The Innkeepers wasn’t a production that unraveled entirely without hitch.
While there isn’t a wealth of documentation on the strange occurrences related to the film, there is a very interesting interview that West conducted with indiewire in which he shares a pretty creepy little anecdote. `
I’m a skeptic so I don’t really buy it. But I’ve definitely seen doors close by themselves; I’ve seen a TV turn off and on by itself; lights would always burn out in my room. Everyone on crew has very vivid dreams every night, which is really strange.
The one story that is the most intriguing to me — In the film the most haunted room is the Honeymoon Suite. That’s where the ghost stuff started in the hotel. The only reason I picked the room that I picked to shoot in, was because it was big enough to do a dolly shot. No more thought went into it other than pure technical reasons. So when we’re finishing the movie, I find out that the most haunted room in real life, is the room I picked to be the haunted room in the movie. It could be a coincidence. It’s weird that it happened that way. . . . [Star] Sara Paxton would wake up in the middle of the night thinking someone was in the room with her. Everyone has stories, but I was too busy saying, “Let’s shoot this! We have 17 days!”
Strange, strange stuff!