Do Disturb: The 10 Worst Hotels in Movies

Hotel Transylvania in 'Hotel Transylvania'
Count Dracula's monsters-only Hotel Transylvania in the new Adam Sandler might be a pleasant venue for the undead, but humans should make it a point to beware. {Columbia Pictures}
The Hotel Overlook in 'The Shining'
The Hotel Overlook in Stephen King's classic 'The Shining' seems like a great deal for Jack Nicholson: his very own hotel to care for — complete with life-threatening ice-mazes, party-going socialite ghouls, monsoons of blood, and the propensity to drive him and his family psychotic. {Warner Bros}
The Pinewood Motel in 'Vacancy'
While many hotels install security cameras in the hallways, you know you're in for a special ordeal when you find out that your room is being taped... and that the purposes of the recording are to create a snuff film. Not exactly a "mint-on-the-pillow" degree of customer service, as Luke Wilson and Kate Beckinsale would find out in 'Vacancy.' {Screen Gems}
The Hotel Earle in 'Barton Fink'
While the Hotel Earle on its own accord isn't too shabby a residence, the final act of the Coen Brothers movie 'Barton Fink' treats its guests to a purging wall of flames. Not quite the way John Torturro's aspiring writer intended to earn his inspiration. {20th Century Fox}
The Bates Motel in 'Psycho'
Perhaps the most iconic case of "Don't stay here" in cinema is Norman Bates' family-run motel in this Alfred Hitchcock classic. It should really have tipped visitors off that a mysterious, shrieking woman was constantly watching over her tortured concierge son from a ghastly house on the hillside... but the rooms were cheap enough. {Paramount Pictures/Universal Pictures}
The 15-Year Room in 'Oldboy'
It's not so much the hotel itself that was the problem, but the fact that businessman Oh Dae-su was kidnapped and confined to a single room for 15 years, without any explanation or contact with his wife (who is soon murdered) and daughter. Adding insult to injury: they never even restocked the minibar. {Show East}
The Hotel in That Guy's Mind in 'Identity'
Granted, the hotel in 'Identity' doesn't exactly exist. But what it does do is cause untimely harm to anyone of the equally nonexistent people (John Cusack, Ray Liotta, Amanda Peet) who dare to enter it. {Columbia Pictures}
The Hostel in 'Hostel'
European vacations tend to result in either hilarious hijinks (if you're the Griswolds, or Scottie) or, more often, horrific trauma. The visitors to the Slovakian lodging place in 'Hostel' found the latter, enduring extremely volatile torture following their decision to pursue the hedonistic pleasures of their would-be Eurotrip. Stick to the Louvre. {Screen Gems/Lionsgate}
The Dolphin in '1408'
Both Stephen King and John Cusack must have really hated hotels. In the second inhospitable inn movie for both, author Mike Eslin pays a visit to New York City's allegedly haunted The Dolphin, which treats him to a series of rather unpleasant supernatural phenomena — ghosts, floods, and unwanted room service. {Dimension Films/MGM}
The Hotel Mon Signor in 'Four Rooms'
This time, it's the proprietor who is the victim of his lodgers. Tim Roth plays well-meaning, eager bellboy (think a precedent to Kenneth Parcell) in 'Four Rooms,' dealing unwittingly with a witch, a pair of gun-toting sexual deviants, a dead prostitute, and a mobster, among others. {Miramax}

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