Vacancy (2007)

Vacancy (2007)
  • Time: 85 min
  • Genre: Horror | Thriller
  • Director: Nimród Antal
  • Cast: Luke Wilson, Kate Beckinsale, Frank Whaley


David and Amy Fox find themselves stranded in the middle of nowhere when their car breaks down. Luckily, they come across a motel with a TV to entertain them during their overnight stay. However, there’s something very strange and familiar about the Grade-Z slasher movies that the motel broadcasts for its guests’ enjoyment. They all appear to be filmed in the very same room they occupy! Realizing that they are trapped in their room with hidden cameras now aimed at them filming their every move, David and Amy desperately find a means of escape through locked doors, crawlspaces and underground tunnels before they too become the newest stars of the mystery filmmaker’s next cult classic!

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  • This is a horror/thriller movie about a couple that stops by a motel and they are in for more than what they thought they are in for after they make a wrong turn and their car breaks down. Sure the film has it’s moments, but for the most part it seemed to drag even for the most part it’s fast paced and it wasn’t really scary either. This is also Kate Beckinsale in her first horror flick or at least I think she is, and she is basically the main star of this movie. The girl that starts off as a weak and scared girl turns into a girl that starts standing up for herself kinda deal. This ain’t much of a slasher film either, which I don’t mind for these types of movies and it revolves around mostly two people that is trying to survive. On a positive note, as the story progresses just about everything that is going on which the victims are confused of, starts to make sense and it did a good job of putting the pieces together. The characters weren’t that developed though and for the most part I didn’t care if the couple survived or not, which gets rid of most of the tensity and the dialogue ain’t sharp either. The villains were not interesting and there is little to no mystery surrounding the whole situation although it doesn’t show what is going on all at once. All in all it is a pretty mediocre movie, the direction didn’t seem clear for this sometimes. Also nothing about this was original either and has a lot of cliché horror stuff.


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