The Collection (2012) starring Josh Stewart, Emma Fitzpatrick, Christopher McDonald, Lee Tergesen directed by Marcus Dunstan Movie Review

The Collection (2012)   3/53/53/53/53/5

Emma Fitzpatrick in The Collection (2012)

A House of Hoarding Horrors

Having sneaked out to go to a club only to discover her boyfriend there cheating on her, Ellen (Emma Fitzpatrick) is the only survivor when it turns out the club is full of booby traps set up by The Collector (Randall Archer). When Ellen's super rich father Mr. Peters (Christopher McDonald) learns who has his daughter he hires a group of mercenaries along with Arkin (Josh Stewart), a survivor from one of The Collector's previous traps, to go in and rescue her.

I would imagine I am not the only one who watched "The Collection" without knowing it is in fact a sequel to a movie called "The Collector" and I am sure I am not alone in saying that after watching this sequel I am going to have to watch the first movie. The thing is that "The Collection" works even if you haven't seen "The Collector" because it is a movie which works on a graphic level and as such through some quick flashbacks we learn everything we need to know in order to get up to speed.

Josh Stewart in The Collection (2012)

Now what can I say other than "The Collection" is violent, it comes under the generic heading of torture porn as it is all about the sadistic traps which this guy The Collector uses but also the sick things he does such as holding a jar of cockroaches against an open wound he gouged into the chest of one of his victims. It is simply what keeps you watching, what sick thing will he do next especially after an incredibly graphic opening in the night club which makes Jigsaw from the "Saw" movies look like a nice guy.

Of course because a big part of what makes "The Collection" work is the elaborate nature of the devices and traps it is for the most illogical and you can easily find yourself thinking that is just not feasible. But in truth the words logic and believability should not be of an importance and neither should the words convincing acting. In fairness that acting is not terrible but at times it is quite simply basic.

What this all boils down to is that "The Collection" is a sick movie but one which thanks to its graphic nature appeals to those who enjoy gore and torture porn. But it is also a movie which whilst a sequel doesn't require you having watched the previous movie to understand.