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Do Not Disturb: 10 Hotel Horror Movies That Will Keep You Up at Night

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5. Barton Fink (1991)

The Coen Brothers deliver a unique blend of dark comedy and psychological thriller in Barton Fink. Set in a seemingly desolate hotel, the film follows a playwright’s struggles with writer’s block and the bizarre characters he encounters. It’s a cerebral, atmospheric film that delves into the psyche of its titular character. If you’re in the mood for something different, Barton Fink offers a stay like no other.

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4. The Innkeepers (2011)

Set in the Yankee Pedlar Inn, The Innkeepers follows two employees determined to uncover its haunted history. As their investigation deepens, so does the paranormal activity. This film masterfully balances humor with genuine scares, making it a standout in the hotel horror movies sub-genre. If you’ve ever felt a chill while staying at an old hotel, this film might just validate your fears.

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3. Psycho (1960)

No list of hotel horror movies would be complete without Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpiece, Psycho. The Bates Motel, with its eerie charm and even eerier innkeeper, has become synonymous with cinematic horror. From the iconic shower scene to the chilling score, this film is a masterclass in suspense. Whether you’re a horror newbie or a seasoned aficionado, Psycho is a must-watch.

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Dimension Films

2. 1408 (2007)

John Cusack stars in this adaptation of Stephen King’s 1408. As a skeptical author who debunks paranormal occurrences, he checks into the Dolphin Hotel’s infamous room 1408, only to confront his own demons. The room’s malevolent force and psychological torment make this film a tense, edge-of-your-seat experience. If you’ve ever wondered what true terror looks like, room 1408 is open for reservations.

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1. The Shining (1980)

Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of another Stephen King novel, The Shining, is a deep dive into the descent of madness. Set in the isolated Overlook Hotel, Jack Torrance’s slow unraveling amidst supernatural occurrences has left an indelible mark on horror cinema. With its iconic lines and haunting visuals, The Shining is more than just a film; it’s an experience.

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From haunted inns to sinister motels, the world of hotel horror is as vast as it is terrifying. Whether you’re in the mood for classic scares or modern terrors, these films are sure to make you think twice before turning off the lights. So, next time you’re searching for a cinematic thrill, consider checking into one of these unforgettable hotel horror movies.

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