This is like a reality show where they use shock therapy as a substitute for marriage counseling. David and Amy Fox are just about washed up as a couple when their car breaks down in the middle of nowhere. Their only option is to stay at a creepy hellhole motel, run by a remnant of the `70s, and hope that they can get help in the morning.
They find some video tapes in their room, but instead of the dirty videos they're expecting, they get what seems to be a home made horror flick. Naturally, they spend the rest of the night honing their survival skills, and trying to get the better of a bunch of one dimensional dummies.
As a slasher movie this has some bloody bits, but is completely lacking in the gore department. As a thriller, there are a few good jumps, but other movies have done it a lot better. As a romance it's so lacking in chemistry that even the couples' sweat and tears don't seem to have sodium chloride in common.
In summary, this is a B-grade movie, starring two A-grade actors, and if you watched this because of Kate Beckinsale, then I'm afraid you've been Punk'd.
In my opinion, with a little help from "Lady Madonna" and The Beatles:
Really atrocious, shoestring offering Wonder how they managed to make this thing Who found the money to pay both Luke and Kate Didn't they see this movie was second rate
Stranded far from home without a suitcase Creepy hotel's sleazy, barring none Norman Bates appears behind the counter They should have run
Nasty hotel room, roaches by the light How will these two manage to stay the night
Ah ah ah ah... They should have run
David and Amy sitting on the bed Looking at snuff movies filling them with dread
Oh this awful night seems never ending They tried their best to see the morning sun Crawling through the tunnels, doom impending See how they run
Low budget movie, just a bad repeat Wonder how they'll manage to make ends meet
** out of **** Ugh. It is time yet again for everyone's favorite unfortunate cinematic encounter; the self-applied genre of "movies that I would have loved to love". Nimrod Antal's "Vacancy" is another one of those films, and that's what makes it so darned forgettable. It's also what takes away from its entertainment value. All in all, "Vacancy" isn't really all that bad of a horror/thriller. There are some good moments of taut tension. These were the moments where Antal … more
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