As my limited interest in the Wilson brothers goes, I am definitely a Luke over Owen fan. Why? Because even though Owen was pretty good in “Zoolander”, Luke was a central character in my favorite “X-Files” episode: Bad Blood.
Anyway, that brings us to the next ANOKS feature: Vacancy (2007).
Now, Vacancy sets up remarkably like “The Strangers” the first film that I posted on. Here, rather than an isolated vacation home, our good-looking couple get lost and check into a creepy motel that easily could have been run by someone in the Bates family.
In their drab room, the couple (Luke Wilson and Kate Beckinsale) discover VHS tapes that are actually snuff films. Worse yet, they’re snuff films recorded in their own crappy drab room. No wonder there were unexplained stains – though really, simply having a VHS in the room in 2007 should have been the clue to get the hell out.
As in “The Strangers” bad things happen and people get hurt and killed. I think I liked “Vacancy” a smidge more than the former, mostly because I like Luke Wilson over that other guy, and Kate Beckinsale over Liv Tyler. Any day.
That’s it for the serial killer section (though I know there’s more murderous mayhem in the future), but on the horizon I think I see some slow moving zombies…