Desperate to repay his debt to his ex-wife, an ex-con plots a heist at his new employer's country home, unaware that a second criminal has also targeted the property, and rigged it with a series of deadly traps.
After kidnapping and brutally assaulting two young women, a gang unknowingly finds refuge at a vacation home belonging to the parents of one of the victims: a mother and father who devise an increasingly gruesome series of revenge tactics.
When the Chase family moves to an isolated house in the middle of nowhere in Detroit, Arkin is hired to fix the windows and the doors. Later he meets his daughter and his wife that has a debt with dangerous sharks and needs money, but his week payment is not enough to pay her debts. Arkin plots to heist the safe of Michael Chase during the night to raise the necessary money. However, when he arrives in the house, he finds that a sadistic criminal has imprisoned the family and planted traps everywhere. Arkin seeks a way out of the deadly house to save his life. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Originally set-up and financed by Dimension Films, "The Collector" was dropped by the cash-strapped studio after they didn't have the funds to release the film. Lidell Entertainment snatched up the rights from Dimension and gave the film a brief, but successful, theatrical run in 2009. See more »
The alarm panel is Napco but the control panel is a different manufacturer. See more »
The Collector is a pulse-pounding, nerve-shredding, gut-wrenching roller-coaster of horror because if the first half doesn't bore you into switching off then hardcore horror fans will be left feeling warm and fluffy by the end. Personally I couldn't care less about the lacklustre plot and the if's but's and wtf's, this film ticks all the right boxes, and despite the weaknesses in the plot it delivers in a way that you know only happens once every few years, like jigsaw rising from the floor at the end of Saw, or the axe vs head moment in wrong turn. In terms of suspense it was on a par with with what Asian cinema can deliver, if you loved into the mirror, shutter or one missed call then this is worth ninety minutes of your time, highly recommended
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