Vacancy Synopsis
Stranded in a motel, a couple become the unsuspecting subjects of a snuff film.
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Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
Succeeds where so many other recent horror pictures have failed: It consistently scares you silly.
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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
The acting is solid, especially Whaley, whose nasty variation on Norman Bates is his showiest role since he memorably played Kevin Bacon's...
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TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Stylish and surprisingly effective thriller.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Vacancy is a schlock surprise: a no-frills motel-hell slasher film -- with a bit of soul.
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
It's a sordid but expert shocker.
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Short, sharp and to the point, Vacancy has a single goal, and that is to scare the hell out of you.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
At its worst, Vacancy is merely the kind of taut B-chiller they don't make any more, other than to riff on them in "Grindhouse."
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USA Today

It isn't the Bates Motel, but the Pinewood Motel has enough creepy visitors and creaky floors to make Vacancy worth checking into for 90...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Vacancy, in the end, simply offers a particularly aggressive brand of couples counseling.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
While the sadism doesn't stoop -- rise? -- to the level of the "Saw" horror-thrillers, Vacancy does have a name cast.
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Me and my boyfriend went to the movies last night to see Wild Hogs and the preview for this movie came on, I cant wait for it to come out. It looks like a must see! The acting looks phenomenal and...

Waste of time....

By ambrosia
I went to screening last night...OMG the only thing that made my jump were the people in the theater screeming......the more you expect something the happen, the less likely it is to happen......we...

Scary movie, but horrible ending

By Pooja
I was frightened during the movie, it was really scary at times and violent and had me jumping, and it takes a lot to scare me. Just when I thought it would be predictable it was not, but then came...


By musicfreak
This is more than likely the worst horror movie I have ever seen. It was incredibly boring, and there was no element of horror in it. It didn't manage to scare me at all. And there was virtually no...

Went to see a screening tonite and glad I got to see it free

By AmerycanPye

Suspend dis-beliefe

By Mad-about the-movies
When my teenage niece drug me to this movie, I was quite prepared to hate it. I figured it would be a snoozer or way to gory. It was neither. I was pleasantly surprised and even jumped a few times...


By scooterdeal
I am inclined to agree with Ambrosia. The lack of an end game lends this movie to be a waste. 1:20. It's not long enough to tell a complete story. Lacks fulfillment. The trailer IS the movie.The best...

good movie

By groovynezzhaha
i went to this movie to just kill some time but as it turned out it was actually really good. it was scary, suspensful, and quite good. it even had a good ending which is hard to find in todays...


By dgaddy
Not bad if you go, I don't usually go for the horror type, but it held my intrest....

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By misscb
Sick Killers Making Twisted Films...

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Rated R | For brutal violence and terror, brief nudity and language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 16+ Taut, grisly horror movie has unexpected bite.
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