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A suspenseful, classic thriller, in the tradition of Alfred Hitchcock, starring Luke Wilson and Kate Beckinsale, that will keep you on the edge of your seat and your heart pounding! 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 whomever is watching them can finish their latest masterpiece.
Rotten Tomatoes® Score
Critics Consensus: Vacancy's restraint with gore is commendable, the thin characters and B-movie cliches less so.
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Common Sense Says
Taut, grisly horror movie has unexpected bite.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this horror movie isn't for kids, even those who like star Luke Wilson based on his romantic comedies. The violence is bloody and, once it starts, incessant. The prelude is even worse (snuff tapes show horrific attacks on victims with big knives, with screaming women's breasts exposed). The female lead takes prescription pills to combat depression; language includes lots of "f--k"s and plenty of other swearing.
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The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
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- Genre:Horror, Thriller
- Release Date:April 19, 2007
- Audio Format:5.1
- Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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