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.
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Darren Lynn Bousman
Following Jigsaw's grisly demise, Mark Hoffman, the final apprentice to the serial killer is deigned a hero. Meanwhile, Agent Strahm continues to track Hoffman while another group of strangers are put through a series of gruesome traps.
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Steven R. Monroe
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 »
In the ambulance, when the collector is cutting the hero out of his restraints, the hero has shoes on when he should be barefoot. See more »
Expected another movie with gratuitous excessive gore and silly jump "scares". Fortunately, those aren't found within this movie.
Anyways, essentially the film relies on atmosphere, which actually didn't work out so great, and some violence that's... well like the early Saw movies many traps involved things like fish hooks and razor blades, objects that the audience can easily imagine how much pain the characters feel. The needle in the phone was pretty cringe-worthy.
There are some silly moments however since while most traps consist of household objects or objects the killer could easily bring to the location, some, including an acidic substance that covered the floor of a room, are pretty questionable.
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