A young married couple becomes stranded at an isolated motel and find hidden video cameras in their room. They realize that unless they escape, they'll be the next victims of a snuff film.
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.
Lillian is a 21-year-old drifter engaged to a philandering loser and locked in her room with a strange man. She lives next to a failed violinist who won't stop playing his instrument. He lives next to a New Age fanatic who's into colonic treatments; she lives next to two drug addicts who mess with the wrong prostitutes and end up answering to a pimp named Mr. Tangerine. In a barrage of head-spinning vignettes, we are sucked into a surreal motel fantasy-land where society's riffraff dwell in that awkward place between freedom and desperation.
Ultimate refuge for the leftovers of the american dream, the motels in the United States houses a population of drifting humans who, from crisis to crisis – economic and personal – have been dispossessed of everything. Some of them lost it all. Some of them left it all. Some still have dreams. Some of them don’t remember well, sucked by daily survival. Everyone struggles with fragments of life that remain in this precarious nest. Portrait of a disenchanted America. Diving in its abyss.
A group of friends try camping when something lurking outside ruins the fun.
“Watching VACANCY is to be sucked into a narrative worthy of Andrei Tarkovsky’s great and greatly mysterious film, Stalker. Müller’s images cut and dissolve into each other remorselessly; delivering an unearthly take on Brasília’s architecture. Looking on in that darkened room, it is easy to imagine that even the most unremarkable buildings, those we pass heedlessly every day, carry a weird, protean charge; flickering alternative forms that, if revealed, might make them as shockingly bizarre as coelacanths.” (Jay Merrick, The Independent, London 2001)
No Vacancy explores the struggles of San Francisco artists as they contend with exorbitant rent prices, developers looking to convert art spaces into luxury condos and a city that isn’t paying attention to them. All the artists in the film face the prospect of being priced out of San Francisco in the near future.
A movie about a deaf-mute night gatekeeper of a hotel where strange things happen.
Amy and Audrey King are desperate to find jobs, so they apply for work at their local supermarket. They are fortunate enough to end up on a shortlist of five and receive invitations to attend an interview 10:30pm at night. They arrive at the store to meet two of the other interviewees and the manager, Anthony Parker, who locks the door on the late arrival and takes the four to the staffroom, inviting them down individually for their interviews. Then murder and mayhem begins as the applicants are stalked through the darkened supermarket warehouse by a masked murderer.
Jason Jones is scheming, psychotic and malicious. He escapes from a mental institution where he was held for being criminally insane. Jason comes across an isolated motel on a lonely road in the area. He is ruthless to keep his identity unknown. Motel guests will confront Jason's nature and experience his insanity.
Four stories, one motel. A dream you may have forgotten.
Seven friends from Sacramento, California head out on a documented road trip to Las Vegas. Their trip takes a very unexpected turn for the worse when their back tires mysteriously blow out. A couple miles down the road, they find a little gas station Diner/Motel, run by the most friendly, polite and "helpful" people. It appears that their problems are solved, but boy are they wrong! When convinced by "The Helpers" to stay overnight, the friends all wake up in their rooms to a new kind of gruesome and bloody terror!
The citizens of the small British town of Pagford fight for the spot on the parish council after Barry Fairbrother dies.