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The Collector -- 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.
The Collector -- 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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  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)
William Prael ... Larry Wharton

Diane Ayala Goldner ... Gena Wharton

Juan Fernández ... The Collector

Josh Stewart ... Arkin

Michael Reilly Burke ... Michael Chase

Andrea Roth ... Victoria Chase

Karley Scott Collins ... Hannah Chase

Madeline Zima ... Jill Chase

Haley Pullos ... Cindy (as Haley Alexis Pullos)

Daniella Alonso ... Lisa

Patrick Rizzotti ... 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

Robert Wisdom ... Roy
Joe Conger ... Roy's Enforcer

Alex Feldman ... Chad
Michael Showers ... Deputy Sheriff

Todd Haberkorn ... Police Officer
Tom Gulager ... Officer Gulager
Brett Forbes ... Officer Hoss Wiggins
Lee Cole ... Veteran Officer

Hiro Koda ... Medic Koda

Jabari Thomas ... Medic #2

Jackson Beals ... Young Deputy
David Landsness ... Officer Landsness
Jennifer Monroe ... Officer Hilton (as Jennifer Hilton)

Gregory Alan Williams ... Sheriff (as Greg Allan Williams)
Robyn Noble ... Young Officer
Tommy K. ... Cat (as The Elusive Tommy K)
Aero ... The Collector's Dog (as Aero the Dog)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jon Dainty ... Strip Club Patron (uncredited)
Eric Kelly McFarland ... Firefighter (uncredited)
William Morse ... Stabbed Man (uncredited)
David Pitt ... Barman (uncredited)
Philip Poth ... Foreman (uncredited)
Colvin Roberson ... Roy's Driver / Bodyguard (uncredited)
John Snell ... Yard Worker (uncredited)

Directed by
Marcus Dunstan 
Writing credits
Patrick Melton (screenplay) &
Marcus Dunstan (screenplay)

Patrick Melton (earlier screenplay) &
Marcus Dunstan (earlier screenplay)

Produced by
Courtney Balaker .... co-producer (as Courtney Moorehead Balaker)
Tighe Michael Curran .... associate producer (as Tighe Curran)
Charles Davidson .... executive producer
Shanon Davis .... associate producer
Bonnie Forbes .... associate producer
Brett Forbes .... producer
Sean Gowrie .... line producer: additional photography
Michael Gozzard .... co-producer
Mickey Liddell .... executive producer (as Mike Liddell)
Mickey Liddell .... executive producer
Christopher Lockhart .... co-producer
Jennifer Monroe .... executive producer (as Jennifer Hilton)
Vince Palomino .... line producer: additional photography
Julie Richardson .... producer
Patrick Rizzotti .... producer
Ron Cosmo Vecchiarelli .... line producer (as Ronald Cosmo Vecchiarelli)
Ben Weiss .... co-producer
Original Music by
Jerome Dillon 
Cinematography by
Brandon Cox (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Alex Luna 
James Mastracco 
Howard E. Smith  (as Howard Smith)
Casting by
Monika Mikkelsen 
Production Design by
Ermanno Di Febo-Orsini 
Art Direction by
Michael Barton 
Set Decoration by
Marina Starec 
Costume Design by
Ashlyn Angel 
Makeup Department
Michael Davis .... key hair stylist
Jeff L. Deist .... makeup effects (as Jeff Deist)
Nicole Gaudin .... key hair stylist: B unit
Jamie Grove .... makeup effects
Stephen Imhoff .... additional makeup artist: additional photography
Emma Jacobs .... makeup artist
Emma Jacobs .... makeup effects (as Emma 'Blood Girl' Jacobs)
Ralis Kahn .... makeup department head
Adrienne Lynn .... hair stylist: additional photography
Adrienne Lynn .... makeup artist: additional photography
Mike J. Regan .... makeup effects (as Mike Jay Regan)
Lauren Thomas .... key makeup artist: B unit
Gary J. Tunnicliffe .... special makeup effects creator
Bryan Blair .... makeup effects (uncredited)
Snowy Highfield .... makeup effects crew (uncredited)
Claire Jane Vranian .... special makeup effects administrator (uncredited)
Production Management
Sean Gowrie .... production supervisor
Kirk M. Morri .... post-production supervisor (as Kirk Morri)
Ron Cosmo Vecchiarelli .... unit production manager
Korey Budd .... production manager: additional photography (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Danny 'Dano' Anderson .... second second assistant director (as Danny 'Danno' Anderson)
Alisa Fredericks .... first assistant director
Tom Gulager .... second unit director
Heather Holty .... additional second second assistant director
Josh LeBlanc .... first assistant director: additional photography
Ben Ledoux .... second assistant director
Joshua Smith .... first assistant director: additional photography (as Josh Smith)
Trent Dempsey .... first assistant director: re-shoots (uncredited)
Bri Hervey .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Julia Lennon .... first assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Brian Alford .... carpenter
Adam Askew .... art department production assistant
Adam Askew .... storyboard artist
Jason lee Bartley .... on set dresser: second unit (as Jason Bartley)
Bethany Barton .... lead painter (as Bethany Hogan)
Kent Jude Bernard .... storyboard artist
Bonnie Betancourt .... property master (as Bonnie Temple)
Steven Wesley Biggs .... carpenter
Stephen Borasch .... storyboard artist (as Steve Borasch)
Daniel Brennan .... storyboard artist
Steven Crain .... carpenter
Ricardo F. Delgado .... storyboard artist (as Ricardo Delgado)
Will E. Drummond .... on set dresser
J. Zoe Frasure .... storyboard artist (as Zoe Frasure)
John Garner .... painter
Hunter Herren .... construction foreman
Carl Jones .... lead man
Hugh McDonald .... painter
Jarrette Moats .... art department coordinator
Johnny Rasmussen .... swing
Carl Ray .... carpenter
Robert Ray .... painter
Chadwhick Whitehead .... on set dresser (as Chadwick Jay Whitehead)
Raphael Di Febo .... production assistant (uncredited)
Jem Elsner .... art department assistant (uncredited)
Robert W. Gaines .... art department assistant (uncredited)
Mike Herriage .... carpenter (uncredited)
Sound Department
Zac Anderson .... foley editor
Steven Avila .... sound designer
Robert Batha .... first assistant sound editor (as Rob Batha)
Trip Brock .... supervising sound editor
Kelly Cabral .... supervising sound editor
Nethaniel Caserta .... sound: Sarzo Studio's (as Nathaniel Caserta)
Gary Day .... production sound mixer
Rob Embrey .... studio manager
Eric Gotthelf .... adr mixer
Todd Grace .... re-recording mixer (as Todd M. Grace)
Steven Huerstel .... boom operator
Steve Hunt .... boom: additional photography
Peter D. Lago .... sound designer (as Peter Lago)
Doug Latislaw .... adr mixer
Tim LeBlanc .... re-recording mixer (as Tim Le Blanc)
Sean Madsen .... sound engineer
Maggie Malyn .... post sound coordinator
Greg Mauer .... foley mixer
Antonio Moncada .... additional boom operator
Mark Nolan .... additional sound designer
Rick Owens .... foley artist
Morgan Perry .... assistant sound editor
Alexander Pugh .... sound effects editor
Mark A. Rozett .... re-recording mixer (as Mark Rozett)
Jason Shaffer .... sound effects editor
Kyle Tilbury .... sound engineer
Kelly Vandever .... re-recording mixer
Ben Whitver .... adr mixer
Skip Williams .... dialogue editor (as Bill 'Skip' Williams)
Brian S.M. Wroth .... dialogue editor
Adam De Coster .... foley artist (uncredited)
Caleb Easter .... sound editor (uncredited)
Matt Hovland .... commentary mixer (uncredited)
Michael Lengies .... sound mixer (uncredited)
Irene Montero .... foley editor (uncredited)
Bryon Speller .... dialogue editor (uncredited)
Steven Utt .... sound engineer (uncredited)
Brian S.M. Wroth .... adr editor (uncredited)
Brian S.M. Wroth .... dialogue supervisor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Kevin Carter .... special effects technician
Frank Ceglia .... special effects coordinator
Steve Frusher .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Daniel Brennan .... lead matte painter
Dan Cregan .... digital compositor: EyelandArts Studios
Katie Dillman .... production coordinator: model shoot
Cesar Flores .... digital effects artist
Alex Friderici .... visual effects supervisor: Eyelandarts Studios
Sandricks Friderici .... rotoscope artist
Nick Greenlee .... animation director
Dorien Gunnels .... lighting technical director
Phil Hartman .... model maker
Sadie D. Johnson .... digital intermediate assistant producer (as Sadie Johnson)
David Karlak .... visual effects supervisor
Matthew Kiefer .... lead lighter (as Matt Kiefer)
Tony Magaletta .... first assistant camera: model shoot
Darren Malley .... digital modeler
Damian McDonnell .... digital intermediate colorist
Mike Roanhaus .... digital modeler
Juan C. Somarriba .... matchmover (as Juan Somarriba)
Max Steiner .... digital modeler
Gene Warren III .... model shoot supervisor
Christopher Warren .... director of photography: model shoot (as Chris Warren)
Rick Won .... model maker
Chris Longo .... visual effects producer (uncredited)
Andrew E. Tilles .... compositor (uncredited)
Craig Baxley Jr. .... stunt utility
Zoë Bell .... stunt utility (as Zoe Bell)
Trace Cheramie .... stunt double
Norm Garner .... stunts: dog handler (as Norm Gardner)
Tom Gulager .... double: The Collector
Adam Hart .... stunt double
Landon Hunt .... stunt double
Hiro Koda .... stunt coordinator
Patrick Melton .... double: The Collector
Buddy Sosthand .... stunt double
Steve Upton .... stunt utility
David Wald .... stunt utility
Cassandra McCormick .... stunt double: Madeline Zima (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Rob Acox .... key grip: second unit
Matt Ardine .... chief lighting technician: second unit (as Matthew Ardine)
Tiffany Aug .... first assistant camera: second unit
Jessica Brower .... first assistant camera: additional photography
George Canaday .... key grip: additional photography
John Gregory Edwards .... set lighting technician (as John Greg Edward)
Elaine Ehrlich .... grip
Halle Fischer .... loader
Halle Fischer .... second assistant camera: additional photography
Lewis Fowler .... first assistant camera: additional photography (as Luis Fowler)
John Gulager .... additional director of photography
Tom Gulager .... director of photography: second unit
Stan Hoyt .... set lighting technician
Brad Jameison .... gaffer: additional photography
Tom Jordan .... first assistant camera
Benjamin Kilmer .... best boy grip (as Ben Kilmer)
Jonathan Lee .... set lighting technician
Alex Lehmann .... director of photography: second unit (as Alexandre Lehmann)
George Maxwell .... chief lighting technician
BJ McDonnell .... Steadicam operator
BJ McDonnell .... camera operator: "a" camera
Scott Moody .... gaffer: additional photography
Darryl Murchison .... assistant chief lighting technician: second unit
Robyn Noble .... second assistant camera
Dave Palmieri .... gaffer: additional photography
Vince Palomino .... key grip (as Vincent 'The Coach' Palomino)
Elliott Schackne .... first assistant camera: additional photography
Anthony Schrader .... grip
Taylor Evan Sparks .... assistant chief lighting technician (as Taylor Sparks)
Louis Suarez .... second assistant camera: additional photography
Jayson S. Coddington .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Gerard Martin .... additional first assistant camera: second unit (uncredited)
Ahmad Powell .... grip (uncredited)
Casting Department
Andrei Constantinescu .... extras casting coordinator (as Andrei Constantinesco)
Ryan Glorioso .... casting: Louisiana, Glorioso Casting
Ryan Glorioso .... extras casting: Glorioso Casting
Gene Vassilaros .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Nyima Johnston .... costume supervisor
Melissa Reed .... costumer
Editorial Department
Scott Cross .... colorist: dailies (as Scotty Cross)
Valance Eisleben .... digital intermediate editor
Tom Garelick .... digital intermediate scan operator
Erik Hakanen .... digital intermediate scan operator
Sara Hanson .... assistant editor
Ryan Helsley .... digital intermediate producer
Philip Mangano .... assistant editor (as Phillip Mangano)
Carrie Oliver .... digital intermediate conformist
David Orr .... film color timer
Mike Sowa .... digital intermediate senior colorist
Michael Spirytus .... assistant editor
Stacy Underhill .... digital intermediate conformist
David White .... digital intermediate scan operator
Linda Williams .... digital intermediate lineup
Location Management
Korey Budd .... location manager
Music Department
Patric Caird .... composer: additional music
Tricia Holloway .... music supervisor
Tricia Holloway .... soundtrack album producer
Mark Nolan .... music editor
Mark Nolan .... score engineer
Mark Nolan .... score programmer
Irl Sanders .... music editor
Transportation Department
Debbie Bowden .... driver
Dale Combs .... special equipment
Gerald Hardy .... driver (as Gerald 'Slick' Hardy)
Jon C. Morton .... driver
Frank Perrotti .... transportation captain (as Frank M. Perrotti)
Janet Perrotti .... transportation coordinator
Eugene Purcell .... driver
Ken Smith .... driver
Daniel Woodcock .... driver (as Daniel Lynn Woodcock)
Other crew
David W. Akin .... documentarian (as David Akin)
Aaron Askew .... first assistant accountant
Korey Budd .... production coordinator: additional photography
Jennifer M. Byrne .... post-production accountant: Rice Gordon Pictures
Dusty Emerson .... office production assistant
Crystal Graeff .... office assistant
Ty Green .... office production assistant
Lisa Gullo .... set production assistant
Paul Huber .... set production assistant
Holly Jordan .... office production assistant
David Karlak .... assistant to the director (as David 'Changeling' Karlak)
M'Kenna Landers .... set production assistant (as McKenna Landers)
Shane Lindsey .... set production assistant
René Loyd .... on set teacher
Donnie McCaa .... set medic
Nick Mueller .... key production assistant: additional photography
Kevin Muller .... production coordinator: additional photography
Kevin Muller .... production secretary
Kathryn Murphy .... on set teacher
Alonzo Nevarez .... assistant accountant
Amy Ostrower .... post-production accountant
Kristina Perez .... script supervisor
Ahmad Powell .... set production assistant
Suzanne Robinson .... craft service
Jason Salzman .... production coordinator: additional photography
Joshua Smith .... assistant production coordinator (as Josh Smith)
Susana Torres .... set production assistant
Karen Vanderkraft .... caterer
Scott Willmann .... accountant
Kimberly Woodard .... medic: second unit
David Danberg .... catering/craft service: re-shoots (uncredited)
Raphael Di Febo .... art department assistant (uncredited)
Chase Hudson .... production accountant: additional production (uncredited)
Derek Wayne Johnson .... stand-in (uncredited)
Courtney Mayfield .... production assistant (uncredited)
Krystal Mayo .... stand-in (uncredited)
Rebecca Newman .... stand-in (uncredited)
Michelle Tonjes .... photo double (uncredited)
C. Robert Cargill .... special thanks
Charlie Clouser .... thanks
Jake Kozarec .... special thanks
Rob Mancini .... special thanks
Bob Weinstein .... thanks

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Rated R for pervasive sadistic bloody violence, language and some sexuality/nudity
90 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Argentina:18 | Australia:R18+ | Canada:18A (Alberta/British Columbia/Ontario) | Canada:R (Manitoba) | Canada:16+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-18 | Germany:18 (cut) | Ireland:18 | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R18 | Peru:18 | Singapore:R21 | South Korea:18 | Spain:18 | UK:18 | USA:R (certificate #45306)
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

The writers intended the movie to be a Saw prequel, but the idea was declined.See more »
Continuity: Arkin is wearing black sneakers when he enters the house, then as he's walking through, he comes across a trip wire and it shows the boot of the Collector. Then when Arkin is walking down the stairs into the basement he is wearing some worn brown boots - a total of three different pairs of shoes within 5 minutes.See more »
Arkin:[when the woman he tried to save is tortured] Why didn't you listen to me? I told you to stay with me!See more »
Movie Connections:
References Se7en (1995)See more »
HydraSee more »


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56 out of 106 people found the following review useful.
Could have been great, 11 February 2010
Author: Siamois from Canada

As the story of the Collector unfolds, it quickly becomes obvious that writer/director Marcus Dunstan is knowledgeable when it comes to the horror genre and knows what makes people click.

First, there is a 70s/80s feel to this movie. From the dirty-ish cinematography to the pacing, editing and the casting choices, a lot of this reminds me of the less polished horror films of these decades.

One of the aspects where this movie shines is with its protagonist Arkin. A down-on-his- luck handyman struggling to pay his bills. Josh Stewart was a revelation for me in this role. I can't wait to see what the future has in store for this actor. Is he a one-note actor who was perfectly cast or is this some serious talent? I for one would lean toward the latter. Stewart is perfect in making us feel Arkin is a decent guy with a will of is own but just suffers from a total lack of respect by the people around him. He oozes charisma despite the "loser" role he has to work with and reminds me a little bit of Sean Penn. What makes the film effective is really exploring the character of Arkin early on. There is a simple situation driving this man to do what he is about to do and we can relate to him.

Unfortunately, the movie begins to lose steam when Arkin gets inside the house. At first, the traps and situations are intriguing. But character and story development halts to a crawl. Who is the collector and what is the meaning of this collection? We don't really know and Dunstan doesn't seem to care in the least. Themes explored throughout the movies? Again, doesn't seem very relevant.

As the story progresses, the traps become the star of the film and the whole thing seems more and more far-fetched. What should be the meat around the bone becomes the entire movie. The concept seems more like the latest horror gimmick. It's a somewhat interesting and entertaining one but one must deplore all the character development of Arkin if the rest of the movie was really just about mindless fun.

All in all, this is a solid movie reminiscent of the trashy, dirty 70s and early 80s horror flicks. But it seems to be lacking in themes and symbolism that made those movies so great and I sensed the writing lost its purpose mid-way. I also deplore what I sense like a desperate attempt to build a franchise, as opposed to make a great movie. The movie seems like a setup for sequels, a TV series pilot more than a single work of art to be enjoyed.

The movie deserves a 5.5 and is relatively well-done. If this review seems harsh, it's just that the first half hour or so lets you think the movie will be much more powerful than it actually ends up being.

Very curious to see if a sequel will be done for this one.

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