When David (Luke Wilson) and Amy Fox’s (Kate Beckinsale) car breaks down in the middle of nowhere, they are forced to spend the night at the only motel around, with only the TV to entertain them… until they discover that the low-budget slasher movies they’re watching were all filmed in the very room they’re sitting in. With hidden cameras now aimed at them… trapping them in rooms, crawlspaces, underground tunnels… and filming their every move, David and Amy must struggle to get out alive before whomever is watching them can finish their latest masterpiece.
“Vacancy” follows a time old formula-boy and girl get lost on back roads, have car trouble, and soon find their lives in peril. The film had surprisingly little blood and most violence was shown on a small television screen when the couple in peril sees others who have met a similar fate. The horror of what is happening on the small screen was usually conveyed by the looks of horror and disbelief on the viewer’s face and frequently the viewer blocked the view of the most disturbing aspects.
The film is not approved for several reasons. The first reason is the language. Dove will not approve films that use the f word as well as the Lord’s name in vain. In addition, there was quite a bit of violence and two bloody scenes, as well as a scene of female topless nudity. The “classic horror genre” film “Vacancy” is not Dove approved.