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"Every great collector has a vision."
  • R
  • 2012
  • 1 hr 21 min
  • 6.1  (53,531)
  • 38

The Collection is a 2012 horror-thriller film directed by Marcus Dunstan and starring Josh Stewart, Emma Fitzpatrick, and Christopher McDonald. The movie is a sequel to the 2009 film The Collector and centers around a young woman named Elena who is kidnapped by a masked serial killer known as "The Collector" and taken to an abandoned hotel for his sadistic games.

The story begins with a group of people attending a party at a secret nightclub. One of the guests accidentally stumbles upon a secret room and inadvertently triggers a trap that releases The Collector from his imprisonment. The Collector decides to make the partygoers his new victims and begins to attack them with his deadly traps. However, one of the guests, Elena, manages to escape and is rescued by a group of mercenaries who have been hired by Elena's wealthy father to find her.

The mercenaries, led by Arkin (Josh Stewart), agree to help Elena find her friend who was also taken by The Collector out of guilt for leaving him trapped in the first film. The team discovers that The Collector has turned an entire hotel into his own personal torture chamber and sets out to find and rescue their missing comrade while attempting to avoid the booby traps and dangers that lie within.

The film features a variety of deadly traps that are both terrifying and gruesome. From razor wire to acid-filled swimming pools and even a room filled with sharp, grinding gears, The Collector's twisted creativity knows no bounds. The team's search through the maze of traps and twisted corridors of the hotel creates a sense of tension and suspense that keeps the audience on edge throughout the film.

One of the film's strengths is the character development. Despite being a horror film, The Collection doesn't rely solely on jump scares but rather creates an interesting group dynamic between the mercenaries and Elena. Arkin is portrayed as a conflicted and complicated character who has to confront his traumatic past before he can move forward. Elena, on the other hand, is a survivor who refuses to be a victim and takes matters into her own hands while also providing a sense of vulnerability in a story that is otherwise dominated by violence and bloodshed.

The performances of the cast are excellent, with Josh Stewart giving a standout performance as Arkin. He brings a mix of vulnerability and fierce determination to the role that creates a compelling protagonist. Emma Fitzpatrick also shines as Elena, showing a range of emotions from fear to determination as she fights to survive. Christopher McDonald's portrayal of Elena's father is also noteworthy, providing a sense of gravitas to the film's themes of family, responsibility, and sacrifice.

The film's cinematography and production design are also notable. The hotel setting creates a bleak and eerie atmosphere that adds to the film's overall sense of dread. The use of practical effects and makeup work are impressive and add to the realism of the gruesome deaths and traps throughout the film.

Overall, The Collection is a satisfying horror-thriller that delivers on both scares and thrills. The film expands on the world and story of the first film while creating a standalone adventure that can be enjoyed by fans of the genre. While it may not be for the faint of heart, The Collection is a must-see for fans of horror films looking for a gruesome and suspenseful experience.

The Collection is a 2012 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 21 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.1 and a MetaScore of 38.

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    6.1  (53,531)
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