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Vacancy 2: The First Cut -- Experience the gruesome beginnings of Mr. Smith and his homicidal obsession in this prequel to the horrifying Screen Gems film, Vacancy. When three young travelers check into a roadside motel, they soon realize that they are the prey of a psychopathic killer and his two greedy accomplices who torture and murder their guests on film for profit.
Vacancy 2: The First Cut -- 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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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Mark L. Smith (written by)
Mark L. Smith (characters)
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Release Date:
20 January 2009 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
If the camera starts filming, you are dead See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
User Reviews:
Insipid sequel See more (37 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Agnes Bruckner ... Jessica

David Moscow ... Gordon

Scott Anderson ... Smith (as Scott G. Anderson)

Arjay Smith ... Tanner

Trevor Wright ... Caleb

Beau Billingslea ... Otis

Brian Klugman ... Reece

Juanita Jennings ... Doris

Nelson Lee ... Groom

Gwendoline Yeo ... Bride

Judy Durning ... Wife

David Shackelford ... Truck Driver

Lola Davidson ... Woman
Don Oscar Smith ... Man

Joe Reegan ... Jack

Christopher Allen Nelson ... Sheriff (as Chris Nelson)
Paul Papadakis ... Deputy #1

Jeryl Prescott ... Deputy #2 (as Jeryl Prescott Sales)

Angel Oquendo ... Deputy #3
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jonathan Terry ... Old Man (uncredited)

Directed by
Eric Bross 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Mark L. Smith (written by)

Mark L. Smith (characters)

Produced by
Hal Lieberman .... producer
Brian Paschal .... executive producer
Michael R. Williams .... co-producer (as Michael Williams)
 
Original Music by
Jerome Dillon (original score music)
 
Cinematography by
Horacio Marquínez 
 
Film Editing by
Angela M. Catanzaro 
 
Casting by
Kelly Wagner 
 
Production Design by
Stephen McCabe 
 
Art Direction by
Colin De Rouin 
 
Costume Design by
Heidi Zimmerman 
 
Makeup Department
Heidi Aburas .... key makeup artist
Eleanor Sabaduquia .... makeup department head
 
Production Management
Michael R. Williams .... unit production manager (as Michael Williams)
Bill Wohlken .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Richard J. Levin .... first assistant director
Barbara Lontkowski .... second assistant director
Peewee Piemonte .... second unit director
Tobijah Tyler .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Christopher P. Garr .... construction coordinator
April Dawn Laird .... set dresser
Schuyler Telleen .... art department coordinator
Schuyler Telleen .... graphic designer
Joyce Yeich .... on-set dresser
Neal W. Zoromski .... property master
 
Sound Department
John Chalfant .... supervising sound editor
Case Chamberlain .... utility sound
Tim Song Jones .... boom operator
Kevin Nanaumi .... assistant sound editor
Robert Sharman .... sound mixer
Nello Torri .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Visual Effects by
Jeff West .... digital effects artist
 
Stunts
Dan Brown .... stunt double: Brian Klugman
Jwaundace Candece .... stunt double: Juanita Jennings
Darryl Crews .... stunt double: Arjay Smith
Alex Daniels .... utility stunts
Jayson Dumenigo .... stunts
Dennis Fitzgerald .... stunts
Al Goto .... stunt double
Zach Hudson .... stunt double: David Moscow
Peewee Piemonte .... stunt coordinator
Trampas Thompson .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Saeed Adyani .... still photographer
Jon Callesen .... best boy electric
Dessie Coale .... lighting technician
Don Duffield .... best boy grip
Scott Garrison .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Cedric Martin .... camera operator: "b" camera
David E. May .... assistant camera
Richard Ralston .... gaffer
Alfred E. Smithey .... key grip
Marc Wiercioch .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Ramian E. Williams .... set lighting technician
 
Casting Department
Chris Gehrt .... casting assistant
Dominika Posserén .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Leoisick Castro .... set costumer
Jo Rosen .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Alexandra Leviloff .... first assistant editor: avid
 
Music Department
Jaclyn Newman Dorn .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
Melissa Collins .... transportation pa
Tom Hallowell .... driver
Rick Kelleher .... production driver
Jeremy Morgan .... transportation captain
Sean Shepherd .... production driver
Noel Edwin Silva .... driver
Jay W. Smith .... transportation coordinator
Jerry Smith .... transportation coordinator
Andy Spilkoman .... picture car coordinator
 
Other crew
Crista Birgy .... production accountant
Sarah Clifford .... animal supplier
Sarah Clifford .... maggot wrangler
Jonathan Cochran .... assistant: Mr. Lieberman
Chris Cortez .... medic
Jeff Crandell .... location manager
Jenifer Ellis .... key set production assistant
Elisa Forni .... script supervisor
Josh Forster .... post production assistant
Michelle Hall .... assistant to director
Eric A. Haynes .... production coordinator
Greg Newman .... assistant production coordinator
Nick Phillips .... production executive
Greg Uberuaga .... production assistant
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for strong violence and terror, language and some sexual content
Runtime:
86 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Frank Whaley was offered the chance to reprise his role of Mason from the previous installment and was interested in returning but ultimately turned it down for salary reasons.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: After Caleb, Tanner and Jessica check into the motel, a scene shows the "no" part of the neon light coming on, but later on when the older couple arrive at the motel, the light is off again.See more »
Quotes:
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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Movie Connections:
References Psycho (1960)See more »
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FAQ

Will any of the killers from Vacancy return, as this is a prequel?
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Insipid sequel, 29 November 2013
Author: Leofwine_draca from United Kingdom

A direct-to-DVD sequel to the surprisingly successful VACANCY, a supposed horror/thriller that I wasn't too fussed about if I'm truthful. I felt that VACANCY was a film I'd seen a hundred times before, and the same can be said for this low budget sequel which takes the form of a prequel set in another motel.

The story is very predictable and aimed at the torture porn market. A travelling group of three teenagers end up staying at a remote motel (is there any other type?) and fall foul of a group of weirdos who decide to make a snuff film. There are no shocks or surprises here, and the writing is merely perfunctory. The characters act dumb and stilted, and the worst thing is that there's no sense of empathy; you never care as to who lives or dies.

Agnus Bruckner (THE WOODS) is the typical pretty blonde heroine but her character is severely underwritten to the point that the villains are more interesting than the supposed protagonists. The direction is insipid and uninspired and despite the plentiful chase sequences there isn't an exciting moment in the whole movie. Can't say I'm too surprised...

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