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The Collector (2009)

R | | Horror | 31 July 2009 (USA)
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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
William Prael ...
Larry Wharton
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Gena Wharton
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Cindy (as Haley Alexis Pullos)
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Bowling Ball Cleaner
Jayme Suzonne Riser ...
Bar Dancer
Krystal Mayo ...
Bar Dancer (as Krystal Dawn Mayo)
Michele Diane Pate ...
Bar Dancer
Nicole Antranette Fisher ...
Bar Dancer
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Storyline

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

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He always takes one

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive sadistic bloody violence, language and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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31 July 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Midnight Man  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,576,296 (USA) (31 July 2009)

Gross:

$7,706,394 (USA) (18 September 2009)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

The alarm panel is Napco but the control panel is a different manufacturer. See more »

Quotes

Arkin: Stupid fucking cat!
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Crazy Credits

Special No Thanks - The guy who tried to blow up Joe's bar and whoever stole Karlak's watch See more »

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Edited into The Collection (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Shut Up and Bleed
Written by Andy LaPlegua
Performed by Combichrist
Courtesy of Out of Line Music
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Best horror for a while
4 August 2010 | by (Dorset, England) – See all my reviews

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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