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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

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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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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 January 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Vacancy 2: The First Cut 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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Scott Anderson is the only actor who's appeared in the first and second movie. See more »

Goofs

After Caleb, Tanner and Jessica check into the motel, a scene shows the "no" part of the neon light coming on, but later on when the older couple arrive at the motel, the light is off again. See more »

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Smith: This moviemaking shit is a lot harder than it looks.
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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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Insipid sequel
29 November 2013 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

A direct-to-DVD sequel to the surprisingly successful VACANCY, a supposed horror/thriller that I wasn't too fussed about if I'm truthful. I felt that VACANCY was a film I'd seen a hundred times before, and the same can be said for this low budget sequel which takes the form of a prequel set in another motel.

The story is very predictable and aimed at the torture porn market. A travelling group of three teenagers end up staying at a remote motel (is there any other type?) and fall foul of a group of weirdos who decide to make a snuff film. There are no shocks or surprises here, and the writing is merely perfunctory. The characters act dumb and stilted, and the worst thing is that there's no sense of empathy; you never care as to who lives or dies.

Agnus Bruckner (THE WOODS) is the typical pretty blonde heroine but her character is severely underwritten to the point that the villains are more interesting than the supposed protagonists. The direction is insipid and uninspired and despite the plentiful chase sequences there isn't an exciting moment in the whole movie. Can't say I'm too surprised...


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