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The Collector


Classic study in terror and obsession about a disturbed butterfly collector (Terence Stamp) who kidnaps a beautiful woman (Samantha Eggar) to add to his collection.

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- Bosley Crowther, New York Times, Monday, May 9, 2005


- Chuck O'Leary, Fantastica Daily, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fresh: A must-see classic.

- Cole Smithey,, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Audience Reviews

5 stars

You won't dare open your mouth, but you'll be screaming for her to escape! And the weird thing the Idea fascinated me.

- ScoopOnline, Friday, December 18, 2009

3 stars

A really solid thriller. No gore needed, just tense dialog solidly acted. The slightly claustrophobic setting really serves to heighten the tension. Stamp is sublime as Freddie who loves beautiful things and is an avid butterfly collector. Things begin to go awry for the socially inept Freddie when he decides to take his love of collecting beautiful things a little too far by capturing the young lady who he has "admired" from afar (sort of) for quite some time. Stamps ability to make Freddie both an ominous and oddly sympathetic creature is impressive. Eggar is perfect as Miranda the object of Freddie's "affection" and does a fine job of making Miranda feel both a helpless victim and a very cunning prisoner willing to do or say whatever it takes to free herself from the nightmare she has fallen into. A really creepy, yet enjoyable film.

- RCCLBC, Thursday, September 17, 2009

3 stars

The premise of the movie is that Freddie who a klutz and has no social capabilities kidnaps a pretty girl with the idea that he can make her fall in love with him. The movie revolves around the tension between the two of them. I like my movies to wrap themselves up in nice bundle, but this ending is logical but not too satisfying.

- Redlats, Monday, August 4, 2008