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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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Writers (WGA):
Mark L. Smith (written by)
Mark L. Smith (characters)
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Release Date:
20 January 2009 (USA) See more »
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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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Better than expected...but still rather silly and dull See more (37 total) »


  (in credits order)

Agnes Bruckner ... Jessica

David Moscow ... Gordon
Scott G. Anderson ... Smith

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
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
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
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 .... music editor (as Jaclyn Newman Dorn)
Transportation Department
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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Rated R for strong violence and terror, language and some sexual content
86 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »

Did You Know?

When driving up to the motel there is a sign that has a branch obscuring the sign and making it read "cheap Bates" - a nod to the original slasher motel, the Bates Motel from Psycho (1960).See more »
Revealing mistakes: During the scene in the trailer with the killer, it's very clear the packing boxes are empty.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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Movie Connections:
References Psycho (1960)See more »
Oh! SusannaSee more »


Will any of the killers from Vacancy return, as this is a prequel?
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14 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Better than expected...but still rather silly and dull, 2 March 2009
Author: The_Void from Beverley Hills, England

The original Vacancy was a rather simple but also rather effective and well done little horror film; and while it certainly wasn't brilliant, I did at least enjoy it. I do have to say that I never really thought the film needed a follow-up, and after finding out that Vacancy 2 would be a direct to video release, I did abandon all hope...but to my surprise, the film is better than I thought it would be an almost qualifies as being a decent horror film. Naturally I was expecting this film to be more or less the same as the original; but actually it does take a (slightly) more unexpected route. This film is actually a prequel to the original. The plot begins with a seedy motel where the employees spy on couples having sex and then sells the tapes to a marketer who gets rid of them on the black market. Things are turned upside down one day when a man arrives with a prostitute, and kills her. The hotel owners then hatch a plan with the murderer to make snuff films instead of sex tapes.

The film attempts to explain how exactly the staff of the motel in the original film got into the business of killing people; but due to the bizarre plot decisions spread throughout the film, Vacancy 2 actually creates more questions than it answers. For a start, why set it a different motel all together? Also, I don't remember seeing ANY of the characters of this film in the original. The saddest part is that most of these changes are put in place because of the ending, which could have been a lot neater if only the filmmakers were a bit braver! Still, on its own merits; the film is entertaining, if shallow and silly, entertainment. The victim characters are just your average horror film fodder and neither invokes any emotion towards them nor do they really provide any interest. The team of killers is slightly more interesting...though not much more. Still, it would be silly to go into this expecting anything more than just a throwaway ninety minutes and the film was at least more entertaining than I thought it would be. I'd say it's just about worth a look if you liked the original.

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