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The Collector (2009)



Critic Consensus: Increasingly tedious displays of gore makes this torture porn home-invasion-horror more programmatic than provocative.

Movie Info

After a stint in prison, Arkin (Josh Stewart) finds employment as a handyman. But Arkin decides to rob his boss in order to repay his ex-wife (Daniella Alonso). Venturing to his employer's remote country house to make the heist, he soon finds himself -- as well as the boss' family -- at the mercy of "The Collector." This masked menace turns the house into a maze of fiendish traps. Only Arkin's wits offer any hope of escape from gruesome death. This bloody, visceral entry in the "torture porn" genre is the directorial debut of screenwriter Marcus Dunstan, whose previous credits include Feast and Saw IV.more
Rating: R (for pervasive sadistic bloody violence, language and some sexuality/nudity)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Horror
Directed By:
Written By: Marcus Dunstan, Patrick Melton
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 6, 2010
Box Office: $7.7M
Freestyle Releasing - Official Site


Andrea Roth
as Victoria
Juan Fernández
as The Collector
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Critic Reviews for The Collector

All Critics (70) | Top Critics (11)

Plays like a collection of outtakes from some "Saw" script that never saw the light of day (or, heaven forbid, has yet to be made).

Full Review… | November 8, 2015

Felt a little bit dirty watching this ugly looking, stale bit of plotless torture porn.

Full Review… | January 26, 2014
Eclipse Magazine

The Collector has a strong co-lead in Josh Stewart; empathy for this wayward character and a depth that some deftly-handled backstory provides is very welcome.

Full Review… | July 12, 2012

It's not a classic, but I have a good feeling about The Collector as a new horror villain with a bit of mileage...

Full Review… | February 3, 2011
What Culture

Some of the most fiercely inventive and twisted trap-based bloodletting we've had in ages.

Full Review… | October 27, 2010
The Skinny

Delivers gruesomeness but not a whole lot else.

Full Review… | August 10, 2010

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

Al S

Super Reviewer


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.

Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer


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