USA / English
"How can you escape...if they can see everything?
"A young married couple becomes stranded at an isolated motel and finds hidden video cameras in their room. They realize that unless they escape, they'll be the next victims of a snuff film
What a thriller is supposed to be: tension, suspense, and jump-out-of-your-seat scares
I had an awesome time watching Vacancy. It really got my adrenaline
pumping, and twice it made me jump so much that I was embarrassed.
Never have I shaken so violently at a shock scare. The acting was
great, the characters were extremely believable, and the tension was
I love horror films, but they often disappoint me in that they trade
true suspense and tension for gore. An amount of gore is necessary to
invoke fear of the villains, and I feel like the director of Vacancy
used just enough. What he is really skilled at is racking up the
arm-rest gripping, hand-fidgeting tension. I was still calming down
after the movie had long ended.
If you liked Red Eye or the recent The Hitcher, you'll definitely like
this. If you didn't like either of those, try this out anyway. I don't
think you'll be disappointed.
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