2012 is kicking off in a great way for horror fans as Ti (House of the Devil) West’s The Innkeepers, an innovative take on the haunted house movie starring Sara Paxton (Shark Night, Last House on the Left), is now playing on Video On Demand with a theatrical release planned for February 3.
ShockTillYouDrop.com had a chance to sit down with the two of them earlier today and we eventually got around to asking West about some of his upcoming projects including the anthology found footage flick V/H/S, premiering at Sundance in a couple weeks, which will feature segments from him, David Bruckner (The Signal), Glenn McQuaid (I Sell the Dead), Joe Swanberg and the filmmaking collective Radio Silence (Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Justin Martinez, Tyler Gillett and Chad Villella), with a framing sequence by Adam Wingard (You’re Next).
In the video clip below, you can hear Ti talk about how the project came about and his trepidations with doing it, his feelings on “found footage horror” in general and how he hasn’t seen any of the other segments and won’t know how the overall movie turned out until right before Sundance (if at the premiere itself).
We also talked about two other possible projects that might be next for West, including a werewolf comedy, which he describes as “‘Cable Guy’ but with werewolves,” and a science fiction movie which he feels would be a worthy follow-up to The House of the Devil and The Innkeepers as it “fills out this weird trilogy of paranoia ‘Is it in your head, is it reality?’ kind of movies.”
That led to a discussion about West’s feelings about CG and how they might play a part in either or both of those movies, especially since the science fiction movie does take place in space on spaceships.
You can watch him talk about all that stuff in the video below, and if that’s not enough reason to watch, then there’s also the super-adorable Sara Paxton patiently listening to us talk to West about these projects before she chimes in at the very end. (Paxton herself will next be seen in the supernatural thriller Static from first-time filmmaker Todd Levin.)
The Innkeepers is now playing on Video on Demand and will get a theatrical release starting February 3. Look for lots more with Ti and Sara sometime before then.