David and Amy are a married couple who’ve recently lost their child and are about to get divorced. While driving home from a party with their parents, David decides to take a shortcut from the highway as there was an accident, but unfortunately, their car breaks down in the middle of nowhere. It looks like there’s no other possibility than to stay the night at a local motel until the next morning, but what they don’t know is that all previous visitors of their room ended up in snuff movies…
Sound and Vision:
Nothing bad to be said about the image quality. Everything looks very sharp and with plenty of detail. The colors depend a bit on the scene (green inside the room for instance)
The sound nicely uses the surround speakers for additional atmosphere and also the subwoofer gets its piece of the action. The dialogues are crystal clear all the time.
An alternative beginning as well as an extended scene, a feature called “Checking In” which is a bit like a Making Of with the cast & crew telling about how great everyone is, a short movie “Mason’s Video Picks: Extended Snuff Films” which shows some longer version snuff movie, and finally some trailers. Nice to check out once.
Vacancy isn’t the most original movie, but we don’t mind that all. Everything is set up professionally and you won’t be bored at any time. The ending is a bit of a letdown, but don’t let that stop you from checking out this dvd. The extras are quite standard but the image and sound quality are very good. If you’re looking for a fun horror thriller, then this one is certainly one to take a look at. It’s not a movie that will remain in the memory for ages, but it’s certainly above average quality.
Also nice to see Luke Wilson can actually do something else than stupid comedies