The Collection (2012)

TOMATOMETER

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.

AUDIENCE SCORE


Want to See

Not Interested

Add Rating
My Rating    

The Collection Photos

Movie Info

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

Watch it now

Cast

News & Interviews for The Collection

Critic Reviews for The Collection

All Critics (49) | Top Critics (15)

Just a pointless exercise in sadism.

Nov 30, 2012 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

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

Nov 30, 2012 | Rating: F | Full Review…

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

Nov 30, 2012 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

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

Nov 29, 2012 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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

Nov 29, 2012 | Rating: 0/4 | Full Review…

The whole thing is a fairly yawn-a-rific affair until the vengeful prologue establishes a wicked role reversal, hinting at the better movie that filmmakers more interested in storytelling would have made.

Nov 29, 2012 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
indieWire
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

½

This movie is strictly geared towards fans of horror movies who love blood and watching people die in crazy awesome ways. Kind of like the "Final Destination" series, only with a real bad guy. This is a sequel to "The Collector" and picks up right after that one. Here The Collector kidnaps a girl and takes her to hotel that he has transformed into a maze of just crazy torture devices and death traps. When the cops, along with his last victim that got away, come to rescue her they have a lot of fun in that building to put it nicely. The death scenes are great, and it even features one of the best mass death scenes in a night club ever. But, there is little plot, and the actors that actually star in this aren't that good. But then again, that's not why you would watch this movie. Better than the original, and leaves it open to a third movie, which I'm sure will get made. Check it out if you like horror movies, but if you don't or are squeamish, then stay away at all costs.

Everett Johnson
Everett Johnson

Super Reviewer

The Collection Quotes

News & Features