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[[caption-width-right:280:They might as well not even have that "No" part of the sign.]]

2007 thriller about a bickering couple, David and Amy (played by Luke Wilson and Kate Beckinsale), who are forced by circumstances to stop in a seedy motel. They find out the hotel owners make snuff movies with their guests as the stars/victims.

!'''This movie contains examples of:'''

* AxCrazy: The motel manager.
* CarFu: [[spoiler:Amy takes out the two masked killers this way.]]
* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler:The second revolver.]] A slightly more subtle one is [[spoiler:the cockroach that is seen disappearing under the bathroom rug - it is later revealed that there is a trapdoor under there.]]
* DevelopingDoomedCharacters: Arguably the first twenty minutes.
* ForTheEvulz: Yes, they make money out of it, but the villains' main reason for shooting these films is pure, unadulterated ''fun''.
* GenreSavvy: David has many GenreSavvy moments - one of them being when he thinks to check behind the shower curtain in case one of the killers is lurking there. [[spoiler:There's nobody there, but hey, no harm in checking.]]
* HellHotel: Of course.
* IdiotBall / PoliceAreUseless: If a police station receives a call in the middle of the night from a clearly-panicked woman (which gets promptly cut off) and then they send a patrolman to investigate the site of the call, [[spoiler: and he doesn't come back or even so much as radio in (because he's been killed, obviously)]]... well, then, shouldn't you maybe '''''[[GonnaNeedMoreX send more officers to find out what the hell's going on]]!?!?!?'''''
* InnOfNoReturn
* LargeHam: Mason the manager.
* MyCarHatesMe: [[JustifiedTrope Justified]], as the villains tamper with the vehicles to ensure that their victims can't drive away.
* ObviouslyEvil: The motel manager.
* OffscreenTeleportation: Subverted: there are actually underground tunnels under the motel.
* SerialKiller: Killer''s'', to be precise.
* SnuffFilm
* ShoutOut: Obviously ''Film/{{Psycho}}''.
* VillainousBreakdown: The motel manager suffers this at the climax.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: It seems to be implied that Amy has a fear of rats.
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