The Collection (2012)

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Critic Consensus: The Collection offers more grisly thrills and twisted humor than its predecessor; in other words, fun for genre fans, but unpleasant for anyone else.

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When Elena's (Emma Fitzpatrick) friends take her to a secret party at an undisclosed location, she never imagined she would become the latest victim of The Collector, a psychopathic killer. The Collector kidnaps and transports her to an abandoned hotel he's transformed into his own private maze of torture and death. Upon learning of his daughter's disappearance, Elena's wealthy father (Christopher McDonald) hires a group of mercenaries to retrieve her from the vicious grips of The Collector. These mercenaries coerce Arkin (Josh Stewart), the only man to have escaped the wrath of this heinous monster, to lead them through the gruesome labyrinth. Now, Arkin finds himself fighting for his own life in order to save Elena. -- (C) Official Site
Rating:
R (for strong bloody violence, grisly images, language and brief nudity)
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Horror , Mystery & Suspense
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Cast

Lee Tergesen
as Lucello
Randall Archer
as The Collector
Navi Rawat
as Lisa
Johanna Braddy
as Missy Solomon
Andre Royo
as Wally
Erin Way
as Abby
Eaddy Mays
as Lynn
Robert Pralgo
as Doctor
Mel Fair
as Male TV Reporter
Anne Marie Howard
as Female Reporter
Tracy Kay
as Pink
Massi Furlan
as Cop at the Hospital
Valeri Rogers
as Dancer
Tabitha Minchew
as Club Victim
Michael H. Cole
as Older Man
Jilian McLendon
as Rave Dancer
Brian Hite
as Raver Couple
David Fritsch
as S.W.A.T Team Member
Laura Marion
as Cheryl
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Critic Reviews for The Collection

All Critics (49) | Top Critics (15)

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Full Review… | January 21, 2013
New York Times
Top Critic

Just a pointless exercise in sadism.

Full Review… | November 29, 2012
New York Times
Top Critic

People in Hollywood need to work and surely "The Collection" created a lot of jobs, but there must be a better way.

Full Review… | November 29, 2012
Detroit News
Top Critic

Dull and repetitive, even by the standards of an already repetitive genre.

Full Review… | November 29, 2012
Washington Post
Top Critic

Melton and Dunstan have created little more than a hollow shell for an empty box.

Full Review… | November 29, 2012
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

There's a bad movie every week, but it takes a special one to make you start anticipating the decline of Western civilization.

Full Review… | November 29, 2012
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for The Collection

½

The twisted minds behind the Saw series and The Collector are at it again. An ultra-stylish, bloody and heart-pounding edge of your seat thriller. It's loaded with more deaths and more insane ways to die, it's a horror fans dream come true. A sadistic mad-house of thrills and chills from start to finish.

Al S
Al S

Super Reviewer

I don't mind gore. If gore is not your thing, though, do NOT watch this. This movie has lots. Very entertaining, and a good follow-up to the first one. It actually is better....and this one, as opposed to the first one, had a kick-ass ending! Makes all the difference in the world to me...

Cynthia S.
Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

I didn't enjoy this one as much as the first. The home invasion premise of the original was really cool and without it the movie would not have been enjoyable, which is exactly what happens here. There's more action, more characters, but a lot less tension and scary moments. It's just bigger, louder, and not as genuinely creepy. I do think The Collector is a good horror villain, but he isn't as scary in this one. I am glad that they never go into back story for him, though. Many script writers make that mistake and it makes the characters less scary when you know their motivations. I'm not saying I'm not interested, but please do not indulge me. I thought the new characters were pretty awful, as is typical for horror sequels, and the traps were mostly the same style of stuff. There's still too much gore, but I can handle it. I know others cannot. Even after all this, it was mildly enjoyable, but an inferior sequel to what is becoming a cult classic horror film.

Josh Lewis
Josh Lewis

Super Reviewer

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