Vacancy

Synopsis: David and Amy Fox find themselves stranded in the middle of nowhere when their car breaks down. Luckily, they come across a motel with a TV to entertain them during their overnight stay. However, there's something very strange and familiar about the Grade-Z slasher movies that the motel broadcasts for its guests' enjoyment. They all appear to be filmed in the very same room they occupy! Realizing that they are trapped in their room with hidden cameras now aimed at them filming their every move, David and Amy desperately find a means of escape through locked doors, crawlspaces and underground tunnels before they too become the newest stars of the mystery filmmaker's next cult classic!
Director(s): Nimród Antal
Production: Sony Screen Gems
  1 nomination.
 
IMDB:
6.2
Metacritic:
54
Rotten Tomatoes:
56%
R
Year:
2007
85 min
$18,986,844
Website
61 Views

- Son of a bitch.

- What are you doing?

There's a goddamn raccoon

in the middle of the road.

Jesus.

Well, better to kill us than get

a little roadkill on the car, huh?

Well, we're still alive.

I can tell by the pissy look

that you're giving me.

- This isn't the interstate.

- There was a wreck.

It was all backed up.

I took a shortcut.

To where?

- Can you hear that?

- Hear what?

I think the engine just made a noise.

Well, it's kind of late

for a breakdown.

Should've stopped somewhere

earlier.

I popped some of those trucker pills.

I thought I could make it

the whole way.

Where are we?

You were really dreaming

over there earlier.

You were mumbling

and jerking around.

I dreamt you were trying to kill me.

We were at my parents'

anniversary party...

...and my mother

wouldn't stop talking.

You started screaming you couldn't take it

anymore and then you tried to strangle me.

At least you were

dreaming about me, right?

That's kind of an improvement.

- Shit.

- Jesus.

You okay?

I keep telling you

how stupid that is to do that.

You ought to just kind of bite into

the apple like the rest of the world.

- It hurts my teeth.

- As bad as cutting your finger off?

It's not anything.

- You want me to drive for a while?

- No. I don't.

Why don't you just go ahead

and go back to sleep?

Remember how Charlie used to dance around

even when there was no music playing?

I'm tired, David.

See, I think that should be us

just about there.

Why didn't you just

stay on the interstate?

I don't know.

Guess I just wanted to make this

as miserable as possible, you know?

See just how big a bitch

you'd be about it.

I just thought it would be faster,

you know?

Shit.

Is that something?

Do you think they're closed?

Since 1957.

That's too bad,

because they got good gas prices.

- Look, if you're too tired, I'll drive.

- I told you, I'm fine.

Okay. See, that town there, Elida.

You were asleep, but we went

through there about three hours ago.

Well, that should put us

down here somewhere.

I mean, that's a town. Downey. I mean,

they would have a real gas station.

If that's really where we are.

I think that we're headed south.

I mean, eventually, we've got to hit a...

- Oh, my God.

- Sorry.

- Oh, my God.

- Sorry.

- It's okay.

- You got to me before I headed out.

- I'm sorry.

- I gotta warn you, though.

Th... The gas price is a little steeper

than the sign says.

Actually, we're just...

We're having some engine problems.

Yeah, he dodged a squirrel

a few miles back.

- It's a raccoon, yeah.

- And we're lost.

Well, she's lost.

I actually know exactly where we are.

We're on our way to Downey.

He's trying to tell you

it's the other way, David.

- Yeah. Sorry, man.

- It's okay.

It's really easy to get turned around

out here without a map.

- Downey's, like, 30 miles back, man.

- Really?

Look, I'll tell you what. Pop the hood.

I'll check the engine

and make sure you can get that far.

- Really? Thanks. Okay, great.

- Great. Thank you so much.

Yeah, I went off the road there

when I missed the raccoon.

I think I hit a low spot.

Yeah. Thanks, man.

Is he gonna fix it?

- What do you think?

- Well, the fan blade's bent.

Rock must have hit it.

Yeah, she'll drive fine, just noisy,

that's all.

You wanna have someone take a look

when you get where you're going.

I'll do that. Thanks.

So now, what do I owe you?

Oh, no, nothing. No, we're good.

Hell, I should pay you for finally

giving me something to do.

Do you need help getting to Downey?

- Yes.

- Well, actually...

...if you could just point us towards

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Mark L. Smith

He wrote and directed the 2006 film Séance, which won the Festival Prize at the Eureka Springs Digital Film Festival and the Horror Genre Award at ShockFest. Since then he has worked as a screenwriter. Smith's writing credits include the 2007 horror film Vacancy and its prequel, Vacancy 2: The First Cut, and the 2009 Joe Dante film, The Hole. Together with Alejandro González Iñárritu, he co-wrote The Revenant, based in part on the novel of the same name by Michael Punke. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy and Will Poulter. Shooting began in September 2014. The film was released on December 25, 2015. more…

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