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The Collection

horror, thrillers


When Elena attends an underground warehouse party with her friends, she finds herself caught in a nightmarish trap where the revelers are mowed, sliced and crushed to death by a macabre series of contraptions operated by a masked psychopath.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    37%
  • Audience Score
    50%

common sense

NOT FOR KIDS 0
Consumerism
0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
1 out of 5
Language
4 out of 5
Positive messages
1 out of 5
Positive role models
1 out of 5
Sex
4 out of 5
Violence
5 out of 5

"Torture porn" sequel packed with bloody, gory deathtraps.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that The Collection (sequel to The Collector) is a "torture porn" movie made by veterans of the notorious Saw series. Though it's perhaps not quite as sadistic as other entries in the genre, there's definitely no shortage of grisly violence -- for example, a scene in which an entire club of dancing young people is mown down by a giant rotating blade. There's tons of blood (spraying and spurting included) and severed limbs and heads. A young woman is kidnapped, guns are fired, and a dog is (seemingly) stabbed and decapitated. A topless woman is briefly shown, and there are some other mildly sexual situations. "F--k" is used several times, as are other salty words. The previous film was something of a sleeper, so only hardcore horror fans are likely to be interested.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about The Collection's violence. How intense is it? Is it scary, suspenseful, or just disgusting?
  • What's the appeal of "torture porn" horror movies?
  • How do the filmmakers treat the heroine's disability? Is she a role model?
  • What are the best examples of teamwork in this movie?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    37%
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  • Audience

    50%

Audience Reviews

4 stars

Awesome horror movie, painful to watch at times and even made me jump. Love it!

- stuartb1234, Wednesday, March 6, 2013

3 stars

The Collection is one of those sequels that simply builds on the first film, and reinvents the formula to create something special. This is the sequel to The Collector, and features the titular character doing what he does best, collects bodies. This is a fun, entertaining splatter fest that will surely appeal to fans of the original, and this is just as good in terms of a good mindless horror yarn. In terms of original ideas, the film really is a refreshing take on what the first one did, and expands on the story. This is a very entertaining film that will surely delight horror fans. The film has everything that made the first one so much fun. This is a disturbing, twisted ride that has enough tricks up its sleeves to make it a worthwhile second feature. The gore and traps are the standouts of this film, and aside from the Saw films, The Collector along with this sequel are the best in the Torture Porn genre. This is one of those films that will only appeal to fans of said genre, as really this isn't for the faint of heart. Although it doesn't reinvent the genre entirely, there are still plenty of good ideas on-screen to make The Collection a good film to watch. Fans will love this one and The Collector is as twisted as ever as he is know a serial killer and hunted down by the authorities. Director Michael Dunstan does a good with this entry and though it has its faults, this is an exercise in demented horror that pays off due to its strong sense of visuals and kills that is a must for any demanding horror fan. The Collection is a good sequel that is on par with the original and delivers everything that you'd expect from this twisted series.

- TheDudeLebowski65, Friday, December 14, 2012

1 star

The Collection is a supremely disappointing follow-up to its promising predecessor, The Collector. Wherein The Collector offered legitimate scares, had an excellent sense of tension, and was largely well executed, The Collection seemingly makes a parody of that. The film starts absurd from the first scene, with a comically clichd set up, and an increasingly absurd plot. The Collector's mechanisms are elaborate yet idiotic. His lair is an abandoned hotel seemingly in the middle of the city, populated with vagrants. The devices he utilizes seem to be a rip-off of the later Saw sequels, but with even less thought. In short, there is no element of realism to be found anywhere in the film in any way, shape, or form. The actors are mostly bad, left to inhibit characters that are vacant of any substance, in a film devoid of wit, charm, or, especially, intelligence. It's not "so bad it's good", its "so bad its bad". 1.5/5 Stars

- fb704730572, Sunday, March 31, 2013