The Collector
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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… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 30%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Watching The Collector becomes an experience not so much of dread as big virtual ouches."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"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."
‑ David Fear, Time Out New York
"Felt a little bit dirty watching this ugly looking, stale bit of plotless torture porn."
‑ Michelle Alexandria, Eclipse Magazine
"Some of the most fiercely inventive and twisted trap-based bloodletting we've had in ages."
‑ Scotty McKellar, The Skinny
"Relentlessly bloody and just as relentlessly idiotic deathtrap thriller for the Saw crowd."
‑ Tim Robey, Daily Telegraph
"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."
‑ Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"One of the more doltish entries in the torture subgenre."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"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."
‑ Simon Foster, Screen-Space
"Delivers gruesomeness but not a whole lot else."
‑ Andreas Heinemann,
"Another relentlessly violent rampage with no discernible point whatsoever."
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"A sub-Saw knockoff that manages to be brutal yet monotonous, not to mention monstrously unpleasant."
‑ Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"One trap leaves a woman impaled on a movie screen, producing an image that succinctly if literally sums up a genre's cynicism."
‑ Wesley Morris, Boston Globe
"It's not a classic, but I have a good feeling about The Collector as a new horror villain with a bit of mileage..."
‑ Mike Edwards, What Culture
"It takes the rotting corpse of torture-porn out of the abandoned warehouse and Slovakian ruins and dumps it smack dab in the middle of your safe and comfy home."
‑ Steve Newton, Georgia Straight
"A ludicrous, gratuitous torture porn with an idiotic ending. But within those boundaries it's absolutely at the top of its game."
‑ Rosie Fletcher, Total Film
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