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Vacancy (2007)

R  |   |  Horror, Thriller  |  20 April 2007 (USA)
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A young married couple becomes stranded at an isolated motel and finds hidden video cameras in their room. They realize that unless they escape, they'll be the next victims of a snuff film



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Killer (as Scott G. Anderson)
Mark Casella ...
Truck Driver (as Mark Cassella)
David Doty ...
Highway Patrol
Norm Compton ...
Snuff Victim (as Meegan E. Godfrey)
Brenda B (as Dale Waddington Horowitz)
Ernest Misko ...
Snuff Victim (as Ernie Misko)


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! Written by alfiehitchie

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Once you've checked in... The terror begins. See more »


Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for brutal violence and terror, brief nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

20 April 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hotel sin salida  »

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Box Office


$19,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,603,376 (USA) (20 April 2007)


£1,838,975 (UK) (6 July 2007)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Sarah Jessica Parker was originally selected for the film, but dropped out and was replaced by Kate Beckinsale. See more »


While David is watching the second tape, Amy is behind him, with her hair down and holding her head between her hands. But she actually puts her hair down in one of the next shots. See more »


[first lines]
David Fox: [after swerving while driving] Son of a bitch!
Amy Fox: What are you doing?
David Fox: It was a goddamn raccoon in the middle of the road!
Amy Fox: Well, better to kill us than get a little roadkill on the car, huh?
David Fox: Well, we're still alive. I can tell by the pissy look that you're giving me.
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Referenced in Terror Trap (2010) See more »

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A couple checked in to a motel, will they check out ?
21 April 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Vacancy is a shot of thriller mix with a shot of horror served straight up,no ice, in room temperature. A great great movie for this type of genre OBVIOUSLY not for everyone, but if you are a fan and feel a little down about many other so called horror, thriller movies that are simply S*@T, movies that are relying on fancy special effects or remakes of other films from the past or different country LATELY, well, this would be the one movie you won't feel crappy paying full price for.

Luke Wilson and Kate Beckensale ( perfect cast ) play a couple who check into a motel after a long drive,the rest is an intense ride That will glue you eyes to the screen.I see the movie as a tribute to the 70's thriller/horror/action ( home invasion, psychotic killer type of films )You can see this right from the opening credits. There are moments where Vacancy could go bad and disappointing ( I was actually waiting for it )but it did not.WELL DIRECTED, WELL CAST, AND WELL SHOT.

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