Friday, August 14, 2009

The Collector (2009)

"The Collector" is about a young man who decides to break into a family's house and rob them.  Unfortunately for him, there is something already in the house.  The burglar realizes that he is not alone.  He tries to leave, but the locks are broken and the house is booby trapped.  The family, which was supposed to be out on a vacation, is still there and they are being tortured and killed by a man in a leather mask.  The burglar decides that he must save the family and himself from this madman.  

The film is a good entry to the torture genre, if you like that sort of thing.  I'm not crazy on the genre, but it is fun to watch.  There are some pretty elaborate set ups for deaths in this film.  The best one is probably when the teenage daughter gets flung into a wall of spikes.

The directing was pretty good for this picture.  Suspense was kept and it was eerie at times.  The acting was mediocre at best.  Cinematography wasn't the best.  There were several scenes where the film looked way too grainy.  It was a bit of a distraction.

Even though I do have problems with the film, it is something a horror/torture fan should see.  If you like the "Saw" films, you will be sure to love this.

B-  I recommend it.

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