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-- -- Welcome back and that was a clip from the innkeeper is as I mention that is out this week and the writer director -- west is here so welcome -- thanks for joining us.
Thanks for having me.
Let's set this up for folks the eighty keepers of what happened -- what -- these inn keepers in count terror in your latest car found.
Well it's only about these two -- that work in a hundred hotel is going out of business and they they wanna get some proof that it's hot and -- -- is closed for good.
So they start kind of exploring -- ghost hunting and they get in all over their heads.
Yes and have you ever done some ghost -- staying in preparation ended -- that make its way into your homework before this found.
I had earlier than ghost hunting but it's a weird story with this -- because when I mean my previously the -- -- we stayed in the actual hotel that thing keepers is about.
-- Yankee peddler in Torrington Connecticut.
And the whole town believe is -- and our cast and crew started to think it's haunted.
And I disservice nerve racking up these stories of these -- experiences and I wrote -- -- about that and we went back to the real hotel and shot there so.
Why not -- -- that I have lived in this you know theoretically -- hotel and thus made a movie about it.
Wow C sent the casting crews start -- it was content what I did -- -- -- you want to even leave the planet and all that.
-- -- I don't -- I'm a skeptic is the -- -- -- come though I mean to me you know I've seen like a door open by itself but I don't immediately jump to ghosts.
From that you know I I would start to wind it worked my way down yet but yeah I mean it is the weirdest plays -- -- Ben you have very vivid dreams of vibe is really strange.
Like I said doors open and close -- lights turn off and on.
Phones ring by himself you know there's a lot of weird stuff that happens there but until I actually see goes standing in front of me I'm just gonna -- had a look for a different reason.
-- while I was just thinking because you're working with this material all the time it's gotta be in your mind.
I met and tell us about this cast here assembled.
Our tax thing is -- kind have a lead a state this is John would you say.
Yeah lately she's she's done few of them she she's amazing I mean she I didn't wasn't that familiar with Sarah.
And now her agent submitted her and she was doing a movie with a friend of mine -- -- called my friend -- was like you know give me the scoop on this girl and she went on and on about how great she was and then when I met Sarah I discover that -- like a goof ball.
Which I didn't anticipated on most people have seen her -- -- movies you -- know that about it.
But when -- -- in real life she's a really goofy kind of clumsy girl so I was completely charmed by that I -- exploited that to its fullest and in the film.
-- I think she's she's really carries a movie on her shoulders.
-- and you know I'll give Kelly McGillis and this.
I didn't tell me goes -- economy Gillis.
She was in London doing a play and I Skype to third and that's how we first met.
And we -- Skyping and then she was smoking a cigarette while talking in the computer.
And I I -- very delicately approached this topic of this older -- that's turned to do something else in her life.
And you know I had -- issue -- this folks a lot of people are really offended.
That was offering the role of an older actress who's now -- failed actress and and they couldn't get past that and -- -- -- because she just literally blew the cigarette smoke in the face -- the camera was like I don't care about that.
And issues as we really got along really well that in the last -- pat Healy who plays the other innkeeper.
As a friend of mine and and wanted to work with for years and we finally made it happen so it's a kind of a dream cast forming.
-- and now I think it challenging to be a director of your -- -- days are our audience is harder to scare because they've seen it so much.
Yeah I think that people become very post modern that they everyone knows now we know when someone looks and Amir and they open the -- -- the -- -- be -- -- behind them.
You know every -- where does not behind Adobe when it turns so everyone is pretty hip to all the sort of convention so I think.
You know for me those commissions are boring so I try my best to subvert that and do something different anyway so it's.
For me it's it's all good but is definitely getting to be -- recently has -- been aimed at the lowest common denominator and hopefully we're trying to make with little more elevated than that.
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