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 »
(at around 1h 5 mins) After the girl and the hero electrocute the old man. The collector grabs the old mans feet to move him. The water that previously covered the floor is gone. The wood floor is dry. See more »
[when the woman he tried to save is tortured]
Why didn't you listen to me? I told you to stay with me!
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Special No Thanks - The guy who tried to blow up Joe's bar and whoever stole Karlak's watch See more »
The collector is a typically frustrating horror film, focusing on needless gore and creating character deaths from character stupidity rather than ingenuity. It plays with ideas that break the flow, and has characters play out scenes unrealistically and predictably. The collector has a plot in disarray, trying to complete a few interwoven plot details that are clumsily put together. It has an atmosphere that promises potential suspense, but constantly plays out the wrong way when the right way seems a single action away. Being Marcus Dunstan's debut film, and seeing his filmography since, it is no wonder it is so poorly created. In it silliness, it is a bore and an effort to watch.
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