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From the Vaults: Ti West Revives the American Horror Film

By Marjorie Baumgarten, February 3, 2012, 3:42pm, Picture in Picture

"Horror's my favorite genre, but it's just ruined right now. It's been fucked up so bad by becoming so profitable," said filmmaker Ti West in a 2007 Chronicle interview about his film Trigger Man. Reviewing West's newest film The Innkeepers, Marc Savlov writes:

West has "almost single-handedly revitalized the moribund American indie horror genre."

The Innkeepers made its world premiere at SXSW Film 2011, and West has had a longtime relationship with the festival, which also presented his previous films, Trigger Man and The Roost. West's House of the Devil made a splash in 2009 at local Fantastic Fest, which also showcased the filmmaker's work in a retrospective last year. West is also one of the directors slated to helm a segment of The ABCs of Death, the omnibus horror film being produced by Drafthouse Films.

To read more about the making of The Innkeepers, see Richard Whittaker's interview with West "You Can Check In, But You Might Not Check Out". Spencer Parsons interviewed West about Trigger Man in 2007.

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