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
The Pinewood Motel was actually built specifically for the film and was not a pre-existing location. Moreover, the Pinewood Motel was actually two entirely separate sets, one interior and one exterior. Director Nimród Antal remarked that the attention to detail by the production designers was astonishing, since they were able to take an entirely new structure and make it look like a run-down dive motel. He remarked that, after shooting each day, he felt that he needed to "shower off" the feel of the set despite it actually being quite clean in real-life. See more »
When Amy jumps into the blue BMW she starts it with a screwdriver. It has been proved that no post-1997 BMW is able to be started with anything other than an actual coded key, because of the immobilization system built into their cars. See more »
[after swerving while driving]
Son of a bitch!
What are you doing?
It was a goddamn raccoon in the middle of the road!
Well, better to kill us than get a little roadkill on the car, huh?
Well, we're still alive. I can tell by the pissy look that you're giving me.
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The story is really old about a couple driving and their car broke down, so they booked a room in a motel. They seen a few video tapes of people getting tortured & killed very brutally in the exact same room they are in and now they are trapped. But it was so thrilling throughout the whole film that it made my heart beat faster and kept me in the edge of the seat and its been a long time since a horror movie is made about a evil motel/hotel e.g. Psycho in the sixties. Kate Beckinsale was not looking as beautiful as she was in the Underworld movies but her acting was terrific. Vacancy is quite similar to an episode of a cartoon called "Courage the Cowardly Dog"; the 10 minute episode is called "A Night at the Katz Motel" which was also good.
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