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”
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. Ultimately, it’s just a mediocre film with a great deal of attention for the traps and the bloody effects of them. It’s a tough film and the pace is very fast. So fast that you may have missed some slaughtering. Don’t worry ! In the end you get a second chance to watch it again during the end credits. The end invites for a successor, but I’m sure I’m going to skip it.