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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.

Director:

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 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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Taglines:

If the camera is on, you're dead. 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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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

During the scene in the trailer with the killer, it's very clear the packing boxes are empty. 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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Connections

References Donald Duck and the Gorilla (1944) See more »

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Oh! Susanna
Written by Stephen Foster
Performed by Arjay Smith (uncredited)
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Decent Prequel
25 January 2009 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In 2004, the redneck managers of the Meadow View Motel Gordon (David Moscow) and Reece (Brian Klugman) use room 6 to videotape the intimacy of the guests to sell porn movies. When the mysterious Mr. Smith (Scott G. Anderson) 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 (Trevor Wright), who is traveling from Chicago with his fiancée Jessica (Agnes Bruckner) and his best friend Tanner (Arjay Smith), decides to rest in Meadow View, they have a nightmarish night and try to survive from the sick intention of the gang.

The underrated "Vacancy 2: The First Cut" is a decent prequel to the original "Vacancy" (which is also a reasonable movie, nothing more than that). There are some stupid scenes, like for example Jessica beating on the window instead of escaping; or the attitude of Tanner in the house of Otis and Doris; or the conclusion with the police finding no evidence of the murders; but the final result is not bad or mediocre like mentioned in some reviews. The screenplay and the story could be better but work on DVD. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Temos Vagas 2 - The First Cut" ("Vacancy 2: The First Cut")


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 January 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Stage 6 Films See more »
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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