Ever wonder how those seedy,
desolate roadside motels across America manage to stay in business?
Well, Luke Wilson and Kate Beckinsale find out the hard way in
Vacancy. This eerie little gem concerns an estranged married
couple, forced to spend the night in a rundown motel after their
car breaks down.
They soon realize something twisted may be in store for them, when
they discover hidden cameras are watching them and the windows are
nailed shut. With solid suspense and a lean, well paced running
time, Vacancy delivers mature, classical horror in the tradition of
Hitchcock, with a modern sensibility in visual storytelling.
Please join me as I discuss claustrophobia, home video technology
and Frank Whaley's sinister mustache. As always, please listen for
my preemptive countdown before starting the movie on your DVD.