Arkin escapes with his life from the vicious grips of “The Collector” during an entrapment party where he adds beautiful Elena to his “Collection.” Instead of recovering from the trauma, Arkin is suddenly abducted from the hospital by mercenaries hired by Elena’s wealthy father. Arkin is blackmailed to team up with the mercenaries and track down The Collector’s booby trapped warehouse and save Elena.
Genre : Horror
Country : USA
Josh Stewart : Arkin
Emma Fitzpatrick : Elena
Randall Archer : The Collector
Director : Marcus Dunstan
“He will cut your balls off and feed them to you”
Are you a fan of “Saw” and other related torture movies, this will be your cup of tea. But if you were tired of the whole “Saw” saga after part three, you better skip “The Collection” because you can’t call it very original. This sequel to “The Collector” (which I’ve never seen) begins impressive, has an anticipated open end and is terribly boring in the middle, with ridiculously improbable situations. It’s never really exciting and ultimately it becomes a cat and mouse game in a big, abandoned hotel, full of deadly and insane booby traps and with rooms that look more surreal as time goes by. To make it somewhat entertaining, I recommend to get a scarf and hat and equip yourself with bells and flags, so that you can encourage the contestants as a real enthusiastic supporter.
It’s totally absurd to talk about character development, because that’s missing completely. First you have the seemingly invincible killer who has a built-in GPS system because he always appears at the right time and in the right place in this fairly large hotel. And next we have a bunch of mercenaries who will solve the problem. The fact that the one they are hunting just reshaped a whole gang of disco goers into ready-to-eat barbecue packets, apparently doesn’t impress them and they enter unfamiliar terrain seemingly carefree. Their fate is also in hands of one person who knew where this lugubrious building was situated just by using clues he carved into his arm. I would clear off and leave the job to a whole army of soldiers.
There are also inexplicable moments in this film. The way they free themselves out of the metal cage is nonsense. And especially if you see how that person swings into action afterwards, as if it’s hunky dory. Most serial killers in other slasher movies have a motive and a pattern. This “Collector” guy apparently doesn’t have a clue about any plan and just goes on doing stuff. He kills, chops and cuts around, slices and assembles bodies, tortures and torments when he has time. He uses all kinds of instruments to achieve his goal (not like Michael Myers who invariably uses a butcher knife) and also he drugs a whole bunch of victims so they can be used as an army of zombies against intruders. And that’s not all. He also has a collection of raging dogs and tarantulas. You see, there’s enough variation.
Links : IMDB