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* WightInAWeddingDress: Madeline O'Malley.


* BeautyInversion: Sara Paxton dressed down, cut her hair short and wore no makeup.

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* BeautyInversion: Sara Paxton dressed down, cut her hair short and wore no makeup. Could also be considered HollywoodHomely, as she is still blonde, slender, and generally pretty.



* FrightDeathtrap: The ghosts aren't able to do much more than move small objects and cause whispering on the physical plane, so [[spoiler: Madeline and the dead guest have to rely on scaring Claire into tripping down stairs, and triggering an asthma attack.]]

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* FrightDeathtrap: The ghosts aren't able to do much more than move small objects and cause whispering on the physical plane, so [[spoiler: Madeline and the dead guest have to rely on scaring Claire into tripping down stairs, and triggering an asthma attack. Though whether Madeline truly intended to harm Claire is unclear.]]



* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: The movie is intended to be capable of being interpreted as the ghosts existing or not. Claire is already naive, paranormal investigation is that's stated to be capable of making people imagine things, and later, not sleeping well. [[spoiler: Claire and Luke were also drunk the only time Luke encountered the ghost, which was also when Claire's more severe encounters happened.]]

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* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: The movie is intended to be capable of being interpreted as the ghosts existing or not. Claire is already naive, paranormal investigation is that's stated to be capable of making people imagine things, and later, not sleeping well. [[spoiler: Claire and Luke were also drunk the only time Luke encountered the ghost, which was also when Claire's more severe encounters happened. Though if you spot the aforementioned FreezeFrameBonus at the end of the film, this could be seen as lending credence to the perceived supernatural elements.]]

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* HellHotel: Not quite as hellish as some, but more than hellish enough for Claire and Luke.

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* JobTitle


* BigBad: Madeline O'Malley, the ghost haunting the hotel.



* [[spoiler:TheHeroDies]]

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* [[spoiler:TheHeroDies]][[spoiler:TheHeroDies: Claire is killed by Madeline.]]


* HeyItsThatGuy: A pre-''Series/{{Girls}}'' Lena Dunham shows up as a rambling barista.


* ObliviousToLove: Luke all but tells Claire he loves her, and Claire says she has a fun idea... which is to go ghost hunting in the basement.
* The movie is about an allegedly real haunted building. Accordingly, Claire doesn't just run away after possibly-supernatural events occur, especially since its closing soon; leaving her post because of events that scared her a bit would probably make getting her next job pretty difficult.

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* * ObliviousToLove: Luke all but tells Claire he loves her, and Claire says she has a fun idea... which is to go ghost hunting in the basement.
* The movie is about an allegedly real haunted building. Accordingly, Claire doesn't just run away after possibly-supernatural events occur, especially since its closing soon; leaving her post because of events that scared her a bit would probably make getting her next job pretty difficult.
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* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: The movie is intended to be capable of being interpreted as the ghosts existing or not. Claire is already naive, paranormal investigation is that's stated to be capable of making people imagine things, and later, not sleeping well. [[Spoiler: Claire and Luke were also drunk the only time Luke encountered the ghost, which was also when Claire's more severe encounters happened.]]

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* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: The movie is intended to be capable of being interpreted as the ghosts existing or not. Claire is already naive, paranormal investigation is that's stated to be capable of making people imagine things, and later, not sleeping well. [[Spoiler: [[spoiler: Claire and Luke were also drunk the only time Luke encountered the ghost, which was also when Claire's more severe encounters happened.]]


* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: The movie is intended to be capable of being interpreted as the ghosts existing or not.

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* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: The movie is intended to be capable of being interpreted as the ghosts existing or not. Claire is already naive, paranormal investigation is that's stated to be capable of making people imagine things, and later, not sleeping well. [[Spoiler: Claire and Luke were also drunk the only time Luke encountered the ghost, which was also when Claire's more severe encounters happened.]]


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* The movie is about an allegedly real haunted building. Accordingly, Claire doesn't just run away after possibly-supernatural events occur, especially since its closing soon; leaving her post because of events that scared her a bit would probably make getting her next job pretty difficult.

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* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: The movie is intended to be capable of being interpreted as the ghosts existing or not.

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* TheSlacker: Claire and Luke.


''The Innkeepers'' is a 2011 supernatural horror film directed, produced, and written by Ti West and starring Sara Paxton, Pat Healy and Kelly [=McGillis=].

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''The Innkeepers'' is a 2011 supernatural horror film directed, produced, and written by [[Film/TheHouseOfTheDevil Ti West West]] and starring Sara Paxton, Pat Healy and Kelly [=McGillis=].


* ObliviousToLove: Luke all but tell Claire he loves her, and Claire says she has a fun idea... which is to go ghost hunting in the basment.

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* ObliviousToLove: Luke all but tell tells Claire he loves her, and Claire says she has a fun idea... which is to go ghost hunting in the basment.basement.

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* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: Claire stops in at a nearby coffee shop and notices one of their specials is called "The One-Eyed Cyclops" - she points out the redundancy, but the barista doesn't get it.

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* FreezeFrameBonus: The very last shot of the film is an extended shot of an empty room in the inn. It is very clearly set up to make the viewer tense up in anticipation of a JumpScare--which does come just before the credits. But one thing that's very easy to miss, even on repeated viewings, is [[spoiler: the faint silhouette of Claire's ghost to the right of the window, who turns to look at the camera just before the door slams.]]

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