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Vacancy (2007)

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A married couple becomes stranded at an isolated motel and finds hidden video cameras in their room. They soon realize that unless they escape, they'll be the next victims of a snuff film.

Director:

Nimród Antal

Writer:

Mark L. Smith
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kate Beckinsale ... Amy Fox
Luke Wilson ... David Fox
Frank Whaley ... Mason
Ethan Embry ... Mechanic
Scott Anderson ... Killer (as Scott G. Anderson)
Mark Casella Mark Casella ... Truck Driver (as Mark Cassella)
David Doty David Doty ... Highway Patrol
Norm Compton Norm Compton ... Snuff Victim
Caryn Mower ... Snuff Victim
Meegan Godfrey ... Snuff Victim (as Meegan E. Godfrey)
Kym Stys ... Snuff Victim
Andrew Fiscella ... Steven R
Dale Waddington ... Brenda B (as Dale Waddington Horowitz)
Ernest Misko Ernest Misko ... Snuff Victim (as Ernie Misko)
Bryan Ross ... Snuff Victim
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Storyline

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 »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Shipped to theaters under the name "Temporary Arrangement". See more »

Goofs

When the officer is investigating the open motel room, he notices the broken TV first. However, on his way out of the room, the TV cuts on to one of the snuff films, and shows absolutely no signs of damage and works perfectly fine.

The officer finds the shattered TV in the first motel room he searches. The working TV with the snuff film is in the second motel room he searches after passing between the rooms through the shared passage door. It's the light from the working TV, as seen under the passage door, that draws the officer's attention to search the second room. See more »

Quotes

[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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Connections

References Psycho (1960) See more »

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A couple checked in to a motel, will they check out ?
21 April 2007 | by richshireSee 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 ( a bit on the ending being cliché, but I was OK to give it a pass ).WELL DIRECTED, WELL CAST, AND WELL SHOT.


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Official Sites:

Sony [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 April 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Vacancy See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$19,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,603,376, 22 April 2007

Gross USA:

$19,363,565

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$35,442,935
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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