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Clearly designed to be as grisly as humanly possible, this movie combines a brutal central character with a very flimsy premise. And the result is actually rather good fun simply because it's so over-the-top. While happily indulging in every gross-out cliche they can think of, the filmmakers may play it far too straight but they also give horror fans exactly what they want.
There's even the hint of a back-story, as an unnamed man (Evans) drives through the American Northwest with his reluctant girlfriend (Ramsey), who is furious over an affair he had. When they stop in a small town for the night, the televisions are full of stories about the hunt for kidnapped heiress Emma (Clemens). And they inadvertently become the target for a gang of violent burglars (Tergesen, Magyar, Olivo, Knapp and Clay) who have just killed an entire family. But the driver isn't a man to mess with, and when the thugs discover Emma hidden in his car, she warns them that he's a psychopathic maniac who won't leave any of them alive.
From here the movie essentially becomes an extreme slasher horror from the killer's perspective, as director Kitamura merrily indulges in the most grotesque torture and carnage he can think of. And it's so bloodthirsty that we can hardly stifle our laughter. There's also a level of soapy psychological tension to go along with the physical nastiness, which gives the actors something to work with. Evans prowls through each scene with unblinking ferocity, deploying whatever he finds on the gang's farm (oh look, a wood-chipper!). Meanwhile, the goons reply by having a vicious power struggle between Tergeson's cool-headed leader and Magyar's trigger-happy meathead.
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The Collector is a brutal masked serial killer who enjoys torturing, mutilating and killing his victims through booby-traps after luring them to secret locations to collect them. Despite being the subject of an immense manhunt, he manages another ruthless slaughter by rigging up a set of traps at an underground nightclub. Elena is persuaded by her friends to attend the club, but becomes the only survivor after every other attendee is murdered. She is instead kidnapped and taken to an old hotel, again lined with traps. The only person who knows where she is is Arkin; an ex-con who is still traumatised by his own experiences and narrow escape from the Collector. He is persuaded to help look for her after being approached by Elena's wealthy father and his team of headstrong mercenaries, but will they find her in time to save her? And will they struggle to hold themselves together along the way?
'The Collection' is the grisly sequel to 2009 horror flick 'The Collector'. It has been directed by Marcus Dunstan ('Saw IV', 'Piranha 3DD') who co-wrote the screenplay with his previous writing partner Patrick Melton and it has already been released in cinemas in Fall 2012 in the US.
Starring:Josh Stewart, Emma Fitzpatrick, Lee Tergesen, Johanna Braddy, Navi Rawat, Randall Archer, Michael Nardelli, Christopher McDonald, Tim Griffin, Andre Royo, Brandon Molale, Daniel Sharman, Erin Way, Shannon Kane, Justin Mortelliti,
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