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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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Witness the new face of American Horror See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

The "Hotel Argento" where the Collector has his victims is a nod to the cult Italian horror director Dario Argento. See more »

Goofs

(at around 14 mins) When Arkin escapes the party by jumping through a window he is barefoot and bloody. However, while falling from the window, landing on the car, and walking down the street he is wearing blue shoes. Soon after, at the hospital, he is barefoot again. 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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Crazy Credits

End Credits show how the lead characters died/survived, while displaying their names respectively See more »

Connections

References The Collector (1965) See more »

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When You're Out
Written by Ronald Kaufman
Performed by Kauf
Courtesy of Songs for Film & TV
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More of the same... But different
1 December 2012 | by cyifly-2See all my reviews

So here is something new for me -- Watching a horror movie sequel, not knowing it's a sequel, and it being good enough that I want to see the original. Weird, huh? Don't get me wrong, it has it's faults. An incredible body count that would draw the attention of the CIA, FBI, and any local police much less the Criminal Minds-type teams. It's completely impossible to have that many dead bodies in building and it not just REEK of death to the point you can't go in. But... it's a horror movie. Just go with it.

If you can just go with it, and you like really scary, psychological thrilling, torture-porn horror flicks like SAW, it's pretty good. It's certainly scary, quite unpredictable, and the acting is actually... not terrible. The plot is original. It's very gory. But it didn't come across as being all about the gore. It had you thinking, "What would I do if I was in that situation." Most of the time, my answer was - Sit down and cry.

I compare it to the Saw franchise, because it was written by some of the guys who wrote some of those, and because of the sadistic puzzles the people had to go through. But it really isn't the same as Saw because the plot was different. I would say if you like the Saw movies, you'd really enjoy this. If you didn't, don't waste you time. It's wouldn't be your type of film.

I gave it an 8 meaning it to be compared only to other horror movies, not to all movies in general. It certainly isn't for non-horror people. And it isn't a family film. Some of it was very hard to watch. I was proud of the fact that the ticket seller refused to sell a ticket to the 20-year-old in front of me trying to buy tickets for the 10 and 12 year olds she brought to this. It's not for kiddies at all.

I'm going to get part 1 (The Collector) on Netflix, then hope part 3 (if there is one) is as good.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 November 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,104,269, 2 December 2012

Gross USA:

$6,842,058

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,929,706
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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