David (Luke Wilson) and Amy Fox (Kate Beckinsale) are on the verge of divorce after the loss of a child. On their way home from Amy’s parents, David decides to take a late night detour off the highway. He thinks it may be a quicker way home but not only does he manage to get them horribly lost on a remote country road, their car breaks down as well. With no chance of getting a tow-truck this late in the night, David and Amy find a vacancy at a seedy motel run by a seemingly harmless manager Mason (Frank Whaley). Mason hooks the couple up with the “honeymoon suite” at no extra cost.
How do things fare in the honeymoon suite? Hit the jump and find out.
The room is squalid and inhabited by cockroaches, but it does have an ancient TV with homemade-looking tapes stacked nearby, and David decides to watch the movies to pass the time. He soon comes to the realization that he’s not watching a movie, but real people actually being killed, and that the snuff films have been shot in the very same room they are currently in!
David discovers the hidden cameras in the room and knows it’s only a matter of time before their torture and eventual death is captured on television. With cameras watching their every move and masked miscreants on their heels, David and Amy must put their bickering aside and work together otherwise they will become the victims in the next snuff film…
Vacancy has a run time of 85 minutes and is rated 16 (VL). This Blu-ray release presents the film re-mastered in High Definition (HD) and comes with special features including:
- Alternative Opening Sequence
- Checking In: The Cast & Crew of Vacancy — the making of Vacancy
- Mason’s Video Picks — extended versions of the snuff films seen in the movie
- Raccoon Encounter — a single deleted scene
- Trailer — Spider-Man 3
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