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The Collection (2012)

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A man who escapes from the vicious grips of the serial killer known as "The Collector" is then forced to help rescue an innocent girl from the killer's booby-trapped lair.

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Marcus Dunstan

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Josh Stewart ... Arkin
Emma Fitzpatrick ... Elena
Christopher McDonald ... Mr. Peters
Lee Tergesen ... Lucello
Tim Griffin ... Dre
Andre Royo ... Wally
Randall Archer ... The Collector
Shannon Kane ... Paz
Brandon Molale ... Lin
Erin Way ... Abby
Johanna Braddy ... Missy
Michael Nardelli ... Josh
Will Peltz ... Brian (as William Peltz)
Daniel Sharman ... Basil
Justin Mortelliti ... Zack
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Storyline

Arkin escapes with his life from the vicious grips of "The Collector" during an entrapment party where he adds beautiful Elena to his "Collection." Instead of recovering from the trauma, Arkin is suddenly abducted from the hospital by mercenaries hired by Elena's wealthy father. Arkin is blackmailed to team up with the mercenaries and track down The Collector's booby trapped warehouse and save Elena. Written by Ryan Rodriguez

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Every great collector has a vision. See more »

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Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody violence, grisly images, language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 November 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Juegos de muerte See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,104,269, 2 December 2012, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$6,842,058, 9 April 2013
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

"Elena" roughly translated means "bright one" in Greek and Spanish origin. See more »

Goofs

When The Collector's dogs attack Arkin and the others, the tattoo on Arkin's right shoulder is missing when he is bitten by the dog. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Mr. Peters: Elena. I know this must seem like the darkest day of your life. I know you miss your mother. And even though she's not here right now, she'll always love you. You understand that, don't you, darling?
Young Elena: Yes, Daddy.
Mr. Peters: But I'm going to be around more. I will always be here.
Young Elena: Promise?
Mr. Peters: I promise.
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End Credits show how the lead characters died/survived, while displaying their names respectively See more »

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References The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970) See more »

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Awake to You (The Collection Remix)
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Everything is bigger, bloodier and more gruesomely entertaining!
4 December 2012 | by HellmantSee all my reviews

'THE COLLECTION': Four and a Half Stars (Out of Five)

Sequel to the 2009 grisly slasher film 'THE COLLECTOR' once again written by horror meisters Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton and directed by Dunstan. Dunstan and Melton are the team that wrote all three 'FEAST' films, the last four 'SAW' films, 'PIRANHA 3DD' and the original 'COLLECTOR' (which Dunstan also directed). This installment has the survivor from the original film (Josh Stewart) leading a team of mercenaries into the warehouse of a deranged serial killer, he just escaped from, in order to rescue the daughter of a successful businessman. If you enjoyed the first film you're sure to love this follow-up. Everything is bigger, bloodier and more gruesomely entertaining (if you're a horror fan).

The film begins with Arkin (Stewart), the hero from the first film, escaping his captor 'The Collector' (played by stuntman Randall Archer this time) at a club where he brutally murders dozens of people. As he's escaping he witness Elena (Emma Fitzpatrick) being taken by 'The Collector'. He makes his way to a hospital where he's approached by a man named Lucello (Lee Tergesen) who wants Arkin to lead him and a team of mercenaries in to the killer's lair (a booby trapped warehouse) in order to rescue Elena. Lucello works for Elena's wealthy father, Mr. Peters (Christopher McDonald), and will stop at nothing to bring Elena back home to him. He forces Arkin to enter the warehouse with his team and into a maze of horror once again.

I heard one critic call the movie the 'ALIENS' of the series and that's an assessment I definitely agree with. It's a sequel that boldly expands on the mythology of the first and ups the bloody ante very aggressively (the body count goes through the roof)! It also follows a very similar formula to the James Cameron horror sequel classic; the sole survivor from the first film leads a team of gung ho mercenaries back in to the mouth of madness he just escaped from. If you're a fan of the genre and the original film you're sure to enjoy this installment, if you're not a fan you probably won't like the film. I really enjoy this series in particular and very much look forward to a third installment; I think it's the slasher genre done to perfection (just about). I hope enough other true fans discover this series in order for it to draw the cult following it deserves and continue it's bloody slasher film legacy.

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