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Vacancy 2: The First Cut (2008)

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Three young people check into the Meadow View Inn for a night's rest, fully unaware of the inn's sick-minded employees and their nefarious intentions.

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Eric Bross

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Mark L. Smith, Mark L. Smith (characters)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Agnes Bruckner ... Jessica
David Moscow ... Gordon
Scott Anderson Scott Anderson ... Smith (as Scott G. Anderson)
Arjay Smith ... Tanner
Trevor Wright ... Caleb
Beau Billingslea ... Otis
Brian Klugman ... Reece
Juanita Jennings ... Doris
Nelson Lee ... Groom
Gwendoline Yeo ... Bride
Judy Durning Judy Durning ... Wife
David Shackelford ... Truck Driver
Lola Davidson ... Woman
Don Oscar Smith Don Oscar Smith ... Man
Joe Reegan ... Jack
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Storyline

In 2004, the managers of the Meadow View Motel Gordon and Reece use room 6 to videotape the intimacy of the guests to sell porn movies. When the mysterious Mr. Smith checks in with a young woman, they witness the sadistic psychopath guest stabbing and killing his mate. The footage is a success and they decide to make other snuff movies with Smith. When Caleb, who is traveling from Chicago with his fiancée Jessica and his best friend Tanner, decides to rest in Meadow View, they have a nightmarish night and try to survive from the sick intention of the gang. Written by Anonymous

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If the camera starts filming, you are dead See more »

Genres:

Crime | Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and terror, language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 January 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Vacancy 2: The First Cut See more »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Stage 6 Films See more »
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Frank Whaley was offered the chance to reprise his role of Mason from the previous installment and was interested in returning but ultimately turned it down for salary reasons. See more »

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During the scene in the trailer with the killer, it's very clear the packing boxes are empty. See more »

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Smith: This moviemaking shit is a lot harder than it looks.
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Follows Vacancy (2007) See more »

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Prequel in need of better actors
18 July 2014 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

The Pinewood Motel was shut down in April 2007 and 200 videotaped murders were discovered from as far back as September 2004. It all started with motel clerks Reece (Brian Klugman) and Gordon (David Moscow) videotaping the sexual escapades of their guests and selling them to the truck driver (David Shackelford). Then they film the mysterious Mr. Smith murdering a woman in the room. They take Smith prisoner who sells them on making more snuff movies. Young couple Jessica (Agnes Bruckner) and Caleb (Trevor Wright) with their funny black friend Tanner (Arjay Smith) arrive at the motel just in time.

It's a real disappointment that neither Frank Whaley nor Ethan Embry come back for this prequel. The connection to the first movie is lost. I only know Bruckner and she's played this damsel-in-distress before as all young actresses do. The concept is basically the same as the original which means that there are no surprises. The first one was a well-made simple B-horror elevated because of compelling good actors in the cast. The simplicity means there is no place for this to go. The lack of good actors is really where this falls down. Fank Whaley was creepy in the first one. This is just a straight-to-video cash grab.


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