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VACANCY – Paul Haslinger

April 20, 2007 Leave a comment

Original Review by Clark Douglas

“Vacancy” is a nasty little B-movie that does precisely what is supposed to do. It introduces us to characters we care about, and then proceeds to put those characters through a series of extremely tense and horrific situations. It provides a suitably creepy villain, a few well-placed jolts, fairly smart protagonists, a thankfully short running time, and a satisfying ending. It’s not a great horror film by any means, but it’s not trying to be. It’s simply trying to be a generic horror film of quality, which it is.

The premise is rather simple. We are introduced to a married couple, played by likable movie stars Luke Wilson and Kate Beckinsale. We like them, but they don’t like each other much, and are about to file for a divorce. When their car starts having problems, they are forced to stop at one of those Read more…