7 Movie Vacations That Went Horribly Wrong

Wednesday, July 10 by Stu Moody

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	You know, life can be really unfair. You work hard all year slaving away at the rat races, looking forward to that small slice of heaven known as "vacation." Meticulously planned, a vacation holds the potential for what is colloquially known as "good times." But the best laid plans…often go horribly wrong. Sometimes they go wrong in gory, ludicrous ways, and movies do a great job of capturing said gory, ludicrous moments. The seven presented here represent some of the most horrible epic vacation fails in cinema history.</p>
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	<strong>1. "<span data-scayt_word=Zombieland” data-scaytid=”2″>Zombieland"

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Just because the zombie apocalypse has finally struck doesn't mean a girl and her sister can't trek cross-country to visit an amusement park. The park was supposed to be zombie-free, but alas, it was not. Oddly enough, the not-so-subtle sounds of a carnival managed to attract the undead, leaving the two sisters in mortal danger. On the plus side–funnel cakes!

 

2. "Hostel"

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	This movie may have destroyed the European tourism industry, at least the hiking/backpacking industry. A jaunt through picturesque scenery leads quite possibly the most widely-witnessed acts of movie sadism. Acts that had even gore hounds wincing. Those poor back packers. Who thought vacation could be such a nightmare?</p>
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	<strong>3. "Friday the <span data-scayt_word=13th: Part III"

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Group of teens visit Camp Crystal Lake for some lake-side fun and premarital sex. Standard stuff. Jason shows up, ruins their good time (in 3D, no less), but a bigger question remains: Why is there always a fat, whiny douche in these groups? How did he get invited on the vacation in the first place? It's like these kids were actively ruining their vacation long before Jason shish-kabobed them.

 

4. "Texas Chainsaw Massacre"

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Dammit, it's that whiny douche again! Why? It's hard to have sympathy for these kids when they didn't have enough sense to leave this dude behind. Also, these guys took time out of their Texas trip to investigate a creepy town. Screw the broken axle on your van, can't you tell that something is wrong here? Of course your vacation ended with mutilation.

 

5. "Total Recall"

Maybe this vacation went totally to plan, actually. Quaid asked for the "secret agent" Mars vacation implant, and he got it. So maybe he imagined everything, it's just that his vacation got a little out of hand when the threat of lobotomy reared its head. But hey, maybe all of it was real, and not a dream. Either way, Ah-nuld had to flee his late '80s-early '90s action movie muscles, and for that we love him.

 

6. "Jaws 4: The Revenge"

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Sharks are apparently vindictive a-holes. After murdering Chief Brady's son, this shark goes after the rest of the Brady clan by following Ellen down to the Bahamas. Kind of a long swim, but hey, a shark's got his reasons. Maybe. The filmmakers seemed to run out of ideas. Regardless, Ellen Brady's vacation turned into one of the most ridiculous movie climaxes in history.

 

7. "Taken"

Blame the parents. Who lets their 17-year-old daughter go to France without them? Oh, yeah, nothing could possibly go wrong on that vacation. Except having your daughter abducted and sold into sex slavery. And you know what? Serves all of you right. Her for lying, and the parents for believing her. Kids lie over 100 percent of the time!

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