6.1/10
41,163
116 user 145 critic

The Collection (2012)

Trailer
2:10 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $3.99 (HD) on Prime Video

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.

Director:

Marcus Dunstan

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

The Collector I (2009)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

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.

Director: Marcus Dunstan
Stars: Josh Stewart, Andrea Roth, Juan Fernández
You're Next (2011)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

When the Davison family comes under attack during their wedding anniversary getaway, the gang of mysterious killers soon learns that one of the victims harbors a secret talent for fighting back.

Director: Adam Wingard
Stars: Sharni Vinson, Joe Swanberg, AJ Bowen
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A writer who is brutalized during her cabin retreat seeks revenge on her attackers, who left her for dead.

Director: Steven R. Monroe
Stars: Sarah Butler, Jeff Branson, Andrew Howard
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

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.

Director: Dennis Iliadis
Stars: Garret Dillahunt, Monica Potter, Tony Goldwyn
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

When Katie innocently accepts an offer to have new photos taken for her portfolio, the experience quickly turns into a nightmare of rape, torture and kidnapping. Now, she will have to find the strength to exact her brutal revenge.

Director: Steven R. Monroe
Stars: Jemma Dallender, Joe Absolom, Yavor Baharov
Vacancy (2007)
Crime | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A married couple becomes stranded at an isolated motel and finds hidden video cameras in their room. They soon realize that unless they escape, they'll be the next victims of a snuff film.

Director: Nimród Antal
Stars: Kate Beckinsale, Luke Wilson, Frank Whaley
Wrong Turn I (2003)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Six people find themselves trapped in the woods of West Virginia, hunted down by "cannibalistic mountain men grossly disfigured through generations of in-breeding."

Director: Rob Schmidt
Stars: Eliza Dushku, Jeremy Sisto, Emmanuelle Chriqui
Adventure | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Refusing to believe her story about cave-dwelling monsters, the sole survivor of a spelunking exploration gone horribly wrong is forced to follow the authorities back into the caves where something awaits.

Director: Jon Harris
Stars: Michael J. Reynolds, Shauna Macdonald, Jessika Williams
Hostel (2005)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Three backpackers head to a Slovak city that promises to meet their hedonistic expectations, with no idea of the hell that awaits them.

Director: Eli Roth
Stars: Jay Hernandez, Derek Richardson, Eythor Gudjonsson
Edit

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
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Every great collector has a vision. See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

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 »

Edit

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
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

John Gulager: (at around 17 mins) If you look closely at the police arresting Arkin in the hospital, one of them is horror director John Gulager who has collaborated with Marcus Dunstan on other films. See more »

Goofs

Abby locks herself and the others in a room with a lock on the door, but when The Collector appears the lock has disappeared from the door. 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.
See more »

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 »

Soundtracks

The Collection End Title
Written by Bryan Lee Brown & Paul Fig
Performed by Bryan Lee Brown & Paul Fig
Courtesy of Memory Bulldozer
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

 
Stylish, fun & gory escape
2 December 2012 | by smashthecontrolmachineSee all my reviews

Really a good horror film needs to accomplish a few key tasks to be considered a success. One, it needs to draw the viewer in. Two, it needs to keep the viewer engaged (tense & on the edge of their seat). Three, it needs to make you at least to some degree care about the victims. Finally, it should be memorable with memorable & interesting characters & plot twists. I feel this film truly has all of the above down to a science.

In The Collection, the psychopath killer is interesting & the contraptions he uses to trap, mutilated and/or kill his captives are certainly engaging. Viewers will find themselves engrossed in a epically gory thrill ride that's as stylishly fun as it is a dark escape. Not a moment of filler here, every scene has it's place here and none are wasteful. This film is riveting, thrilling and thought provoking. What would you do if you and a friend or even a stranger were caught in a life or death situation? Would you be a hero trying to save the other person or a coward and just try & save yourself?


15 of 28 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 116 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed