The Top 5 Horror Films of 2012 – Spencer’s Picks

All week long,’s contributing writers are weighing in their favorite horror films of the year.  Today, we continue with Spencer Perry’s picks.  What made the cut?  Head inside to find out!  You’ll also find links to our previous “Best of” lists.  As always, feel free to use our comment boards to weigh in with your picks.  Just keep it classy.

DVD, Blu-ray Release Date for Ti West’s The Innkeepers

The Ti West-directed spookshow, The Innkeepers, is coming to DVD and Blu-ray on April 24.  Extras include The Inkeepers: Behind-the-Scenes, commentary with West, producers Peter Phok and Larry Fessenden and 2nd unit director/sound designer Graham Reznick and another commentary with West with his stars Sara Paxton and Pat Healy.

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Shock Video Interview: Ti West & Sara Paxton on The Innkeepers

Ti West had already earned considerable respect among horror fans from his early movies, but with 2009’s The House of the Devil, he broke out to new audiences thanks to Magnet Releasing’s Video on Demand distribution. Suddenly, Ti West had fans (and a few detractors) among the film community at large. For his follow-up The Innkeepers, he teamed with Sara Paxton, another horror movie veteran after starring in The Last House on the Left and Shark Night 3D.

Paxton and Pat Healy (Great World of Sound) play Claire and Luke, the young caretakers of the Yankee Pedlar Inn, an old hotel in Connecticut with a lot of history as well as strange supernatural occurrences attributed to the ghost of Madeline O’Malley, who was murdered at the hotel centuries earlier. The Yankee Pedlar is about to close for good, giving them one last chance to try to record proof of the inn’s haunting, though they soon find themselves way over their heads. The film also stars

Video: Ti West on V/H/S, Found Footage, Werewolves, Sci-Fi and CG!

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. 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).