Vacancy 2: The First Cut (2008)

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Three young people check into the Meadow View Inn for a night's rest, fully unaware of the inn's sick-minded employees and their nefarious intentions.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Smith (as Scott G. Anderson)
Truck Driver
Don Oscar Smith ...


In 2004, the managers of the Meadow View Motel Gordon and Reece use room 6 to videotape the intimacy of the guests to sell porn movies. When the mysterious Mr. Smith checks in with a young woman, they witness the sadistic psychopath guest stabbing and killing his mate. The footage is a success and they decide to make other snuff movies with Smith. When Caleb, who is traveling from Chicago with his fiancée Jessica and his best friend Tanner, decides to rest in Meadow View, they have a nightmarish night and try to survive from the sick intention of the gang. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


If the camera is on, you're dead. See more »


Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and terror, language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

20 January 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Adiexodo 2: I arhi  »

Box Office


$3,000,000 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Scott Anderson is the only actor who's appeared in the first and second movie. See more »


When the first couple are having sex, they mess with the lights so that they can change the camera angle for a better view. But later, when they're watching the tape with their distributor the angle of the camera is wrong. They're watching a part that happened before they switched to an overhead view, but the angle is overhead anyway. See more »


Otis: [Doris has let two strangers in need of help - Tanner and Jessica - into the house] Doris, what the hell are you doing?
Doris: Jesus would let these two in here.
Otis: Yeah, but he knows if they slit his throat he'll be back in three days!
Doris: Otis, that is blasphemy,
Otis: And this here is crazy.
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Followed by No Vacancy (2012) See more »


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Prequel in need of better actors
18 July 2014 | by See all my reviews

The Pinewood Motel was shut down in April 2007 and 200 videotaped murders were discovered from as far back as September 2004. It all started with motel clerks Reece (Brian Klugman) and Gordon (David Moscow) videotaping the sexual escapades of their guests and selling them to the truck driver (David Shackelford). Then they film the mysterious Mr. Smith murdering a woman in the room. They take Smith prisoner who sells them on making more snuff movies. Young couple Jessica (Agnes Bruckner) and Caleb (Trevor Wright) with their funny black friend Tanner (Arjay Smith) arrive at the motel just in time.

It's a real disappointment that neither Frank Whaley nor Ethan Embry come back for this prequel. The connection to the first movie is lost. I only know Bruckner and she's played this damsel-in-distress before as all young actresses do. The concept is basically the same as the original which means that there are no surprises. The first one was a well-made simple B-horror elevated because of compelling good actors in the cast. The simplicity means there is no place for this to go. The lack of good actors is really where this falls down. Fank Whaley was creepy in the first one. This is just a straight-to-video cash grab.

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