5 of the scariest hotels on big screen

Let’s list the hotels giving the audience the most obsessions on the big screen.

Vacancy (2007)


A motel under the light of gold without bloody and devil, but Vacancy still startled people when watching the movie.

In the night, David and Amy Fox's car broke down in the middle of the road and they were forced to find a place to rest overnight. Wanting to wait until morning to fix the car, they decided to choose a motel run by Mason - a strange man. They quickly realized that the movies they were watching were not normal, but that it was horrifying scenes back to the person who used to stay in the room.

1408 (2007)


1408 (The Secret Room) was adapted from Stephen King's short story of the same name.

The story revolves around a room called 1408 at the Dolphin Hotel in New York. Scary rumors and confusing suicides from the window of room 1408 made the room a haunting obsession for everyone.

In the movie, novelist Mike Enslin (John Cusack) - who specializes in ghost stories but never believed in ghosts. Mike only believes in what the eyes see and the ears hear. At one incident, Enslin found himself in a pile of old letters and saw a note from a hotel called Dolphin in New York saying, "Don’t enter room 1408," he thought it was just the mediocre ads of the hotel. Despite the objections of the hotel manager, Mike insisted on renting room 1408 one night. He excitedly thought that what happened at Room 1408 (if any) would be an inspiration for him to start a new novel.

The Shining (1980)


Director Martin Scorsese rated “The Shining” as one of the best horror films of all time.

In the movie, Jack Torrance managed Overlook Hotel, in the Colorado Mountains and his family moved to live there. Because this place was closed during the winter, only the family of Jack Torrance lived here for a long time. Then a snowstorm collapsed and caused his family to be trapped inside the hotel. Dann -Torrance's son, a telepathic boy could see things in the past as well as in the future. The boy discovered that the hotel was haunted and the ghost was slowly turning his father into a villain.

Identity (2003)


The story of “Identity” took place on a quiet suburban street, with a row of seemingly empty houses all year round. Unexpectedly one night rain storm, at the same time 10 strange guests accidentally stayed overnight. Not knowing by accident or intention that all of their cars were damaged on this road and led them to a single place was that hotel where at only one night everyone was killed.

Looking Glass (2018)


Not the kind of horror film as the above works, the horror of the devil or the scene of killing people, “Looking Glass” evoked a hazy atmosphere and the satire of watching others through the two-side mirror in the hotel. Not only that, “Looking Glass” also made viewers again to have more precaution and attention when the night outside although it is luxury hotel or hostel along the road.

By: Oralie Smith

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