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The Collector

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The Collector

The Collector

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
85 minutes
Wide Release Date:
07/31/09
performer:
Josh Stewart, Madeline Zima
director:
Marcus Dunstan
distributor:
Freestyle Releasing
author:
Marcus Dunstan, Patrick Melton
genre:
Horror

We gave it a D

During a domestic jewel heist, a scruffy burglar (Josh Stewart) learns that the family members he thought were on vacation have been bound and gagged and are in the midst of being dismembered. As for the house, it’s been booby-trapped with dangling fishhooks, razor wire, spikes on the stairs, guillotines, bear traps, and acidic ooze. The sicko responsible for all this is a hulk in an executioner’s black mask, and that’s all we ever learn about him. The Collector‘s only real “characters” are the not-very-baroque torture devices; the result is a sub-Saw knockoff that manages to be brutal yet monotonous, not to mention monstrously unpleasant. D

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