This movie sets me in the mood for Halloween. Playing it in broad daylight was still a little scary. I like watching this kind of movies. Categorizing Vacancy as horror may be misleading as it’s not a ghost or vampire movie where there are disgusting/gross scenes. But it is also more than a thriller because it involves killing, almost massive if considering the continuity of the series of killing. Here’s the plot of the story taken from the back of the DVD:
“When David (Luke Wilson) and Amy Fox’s (Kate Beckinsale) car breaks down in the middle of nowhere, they are forced to spend the night at the only motel around, with only the TV to entertain them… until they discover that the low-budget slasher videos they find in their room were all filmed in the very room they’re sitting in. With hidden cameras now aimed at them… trapping them in rooms, crawlspaces, underground tunnels… and filming their every move, David and Amy must struggle to get out alive before they end up the next victims on tape.”
After reading that, it’s pretty obvious how this movie can be excited and a little scary. It’s only about 90 minutes long which is the perfect length, keeps things going quickly. I would recommend this film!