‘The Inn': Season 3 Premiere Review

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The third and final season of the web series The Inn launches on October 7 and I couldn’t be more exited. After binge watching during a lazy Sunday afternoon, I was instantly hooked on the thriller.  Unlike many horror series, The Inn relies on good storytelling rather than gore and special effects to create its spooky atmosphere.  I highly recommend giving this series a view.

The series may already have two seasons but don’t worry about being able to get caught up. While the idea of watching multiple seasons may seem daunting, The Inn is structured for easy viewing. There are only a handful of episodes per season and each episode is around five minutes long. You can easily watch it all in one sitting.

Despite the length of the episodes, the story isn’t rushed.  Secrets are revealed at a good pace keeping the audience intrigue as the mystery unfolds bit by bit.  I was genuinely surprise by what was learned about the main character Jane (Crystal Chappell) as the story moved forward.  The Inn begins with Jane’s car breaking down outside a small desolate town and she is forced to check into The Inn.  In perfect Alfred Hitchcock like fashion, things are more sinister than they appear.

Besides The Inn, there is also Lola’s Coffee Shop which is owned by the no-nonsense Lola (Denise Alexander).  (Fans of the web soap DeVanity will get a little treat the first time we see the coffee shop) Although Lola seems to have a good nature, it is apparent that she knows more about The Inn and its blind owner Teddy (Ray Proscia) than she lets on.  At times she even seems a bit concerned for Jane.  This concern doesn’t seem unwarranted as there is something definitely very off about Teddy.

Adding to Jane’s predicament, the local law enforcer Riggs (Chuck Sloan) doesn’t seem to like outsiders in his town and is instantly distrusting of her.  He doesn’t believe her reasons for being there and he’s correct in his assumption that she is lying.  At the end of Season 2, it’s not yet clear how much he knows or doesn’t know.

Jane’s reality begins to blur between what is real and what is not as strange occurrence continue to happen.  With continued appearances from a creepy little boy (Stuart Allen) and an even creeper man (Kyle David Pierce), one wonders how much of what is happening may be occurring inside Jane’s fragile mind.  Is there truly something supernatural about The Inn or is it all in her head?  My guess is a little bit of both.

The Inn also stars Mark Gantt as Jeffrey.  I’m not going to tell you about Jeffrey.  You’ll have to watch to find that out. Episodes of The Inn are available for viewing at theinnseries.com and on VoiceAmericaTV.

About The Author

Jenn Bishop is TVSource Magazine's Soap Editor. She's a thirty-something fan girl of soapy television and anything involving Joss Whedon. She began sharing her views on daytime soaps in 2012 with her blog Save Our Suds. A former philosophy major, she loves discussing different view points with fellow TV addicts and aficionados. When not watching television, she enjoys art, live music, exploring the Midwest food scene, and drinking too many lattes. Follow her on Twitter at @SourceJenn.