Vacancy

Vacancy

DVD - 2007
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A couple's car breaks down, forcing them to spend the night at the only motel around with only the TV to entertain them. They discover that the low-budget slasher movies they're watching were all filmed in the very room they're sitting in.
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, c2007
Branch Call Number: DVD Drama / Vacan 3558
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 85 min.) :,sd., col. ;,12 cm., in container

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TheeAvebury
Sep 16, 2017

Good horror movie- better than I expected from the well worn set up- but keep your expectations low, and you'll find it's a decent B movie. Good performances from the actors all round- better than the crop of dumb gorefests a la Hostel or Saw franchises.

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Fuzzy_Wuzzy
Aug 06, 2016

Welcome to Vacancy's "Pinewood Motel" where, I suppose, the whole point of this gruesome, little horror story (set on the outskirts of town) was to outdo the terror and madness which prevailed at Psycho's "Bates Motel", some fifty years earlier.

But, for starters - When it came to the likes of developing compelling/likable characters, as well as building suspense and sustaining terror, director Nimrod Antal proved, time and again, that he certainly was no Alfred Hitchcock - No - Not even by a long-shot.

I must say, though, when young, yuppie couple, David and Amy Fox, first arrived at the Pinewood Motel and checked into cabin #4, I thought that Vacancy just might have the potential to develop into one helluva dynamite slasher flick.

But, nope. Sad to say that due to plenty of unconvincing character portrayals and some very bad choices in this story's twists and turns, Vacancy quickly deteriorated into an unintentional slapstick comedy where this cat & mouse game was about on par with that of a Tom & Jerry cartoon.

The one thing that really surprised me about Vacancy was that it had been given a "restricted" rating, yet it did not contain any over-the-top gore to speak of (which, in the long run, actually might have helped move this one's story along to some degree).

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jazeebelle
May 17, 2014

I liked this movie more than i thought i would. Sure the plots been done before, but they added good twists. How pleasantly surprised was i to see Luke Wilson in a different genre of film. Would make a great double feature with The Minus Man.

Mocha6ft3 Mar 31, 2012

A few years ago i bought this movie not knowing what to expect. I'm a huge fan of horror, action, science fiction, and anything that seems scary. For $3.99 i figured i couldn't go wrong. I was pleasantly surprised that i liked this movie. Not a whole lot for sound freaks, but it is a weird and some what scary movie. There are some very good dark scenes for those who love testing the black level on their televisions.. I give this movie 3 and half stars. For story and being kind of scary. Watch this in the dark with popcorn and a flashlight.

wayne19711012 Mar 31, 2012

i remember the lookalike room

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ralphiespencer15
Oct 28, 2011

loved it so good and so creepy!

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tj_is_cool
May 09, 2011

Intelligent slasher movie.

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PatrickT
May 19, 2009

This movie has some good moments of suspense, particularly in the first half.

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