Day: February 24, 2008
The thriller Vacancyis your standard issue slasher film, but it’s better. Amy (Kate Beckinsale) and David (Luke Wilson) are on the verge of divorce. They’ve recently come from their parents’ wedding anniversary when they need to stop at a strange gas station to get some help. The guy who “fixes” their car makes it worse and it breaks down a mile or so down the road. They decide to stay the night at a hotel. While watching some of the videos, they see people getting killed in a low-budget horror flick way, but at the same time rather ghastly. They find out that people were killed in the same room. These sickos were watching them all along, like a sick peep show. But these victims are smarter and create a plan to get away. What follows is a cat and mouse game of high tension. This film was excellently written, directed, and acted, though the ending was horrible. Very scary and exciting.