The Collector (2009)
Critic Consensus: Increasingly tedious displays of gore makes this torture porn home-invasion-horror more programmatic than provocative.
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Watching The Collector becomes an experience not so much of dread as big virtual ouches.
If you didn't already know The Collector was written by two Saw franchise hacks, and directed by one of them, it would soon become as obvious as a fish hook to the face.
A sub-Saw knockoff that manages to be brutal yet monotonous, not to mention monstrously unpleasant.
This is the sort of cheap bilking that separates completists from masochists; the brief suffering onscreen is nothing compared with the agony scary-movie buffs will feel after being so thoroughly cheated.
One of the more doltish entries in the torture subgenre.
Audience Reviews for The Collector
One of the most insanely creepy and nerve-frying horror films I have ever seen. A stylish, terrifying and wickedly ingenious thriller. It unfolds with big scares and highly inventive new ways to die. The twisted film makers definitely out did themselves here with a film that grabs you and stays with you long after its over. It makes Saw look like an episode of Friends. Josh Stewart is terrific. A sadistically entertaining thrill-ride
Lots of gore. Lots of torture. Sick sick sick....but entertaining at the same time, if you like that kind of stuff. Really bad ending, though. UNTIL I saw The Collection. It is the sequel to this, and started THAT movie with a decent ending tie in. Hence, an extra half a star for their effort.
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