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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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Eric Bross

Writers:

Mark L. Smith, Mark L. Smith (characters)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Don Oscar Smith ... Man
Joe Reegan ... Jack
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Storyline

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

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Pray they're not watching you. See more »

Genres:

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 January 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Motel 2 See more »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Stage 6 Films See more »
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Smith: This moviemaking shit is a lot harder than it looks.
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Connections

References Psycho (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

Hold Me Close
Written by Jeremy Menard, Dan Wolf, Jake Sciscio, Frank Romantino and Shane Reynolds
Performed by The Scenic
Courtesy of Victory Records
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Pretty good...
18 September 2010 | by Red_IdentitySee all my reviews

Vacancy 2 is not as great as the first, but it does have some of the same suspense in the first half.

I found it pretty interesting and entertaining, especially as seen as a prequel. I did like how the order of the killings were not as obvious as other slasher films, but I do not like how it ripped off from The Strangers (a superior film) in the killers' masks. Saying that, the ending also sort of fell apart, and the reason is because there is just way too much chase. However, it still makes for a quick and mostly entertaining film that manages to be alright for a quick Saturday night, but do not expect it to be as great as other horrors, since the original was not all that either.


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