Wow, I need to stop reading reviews for this movie; Fangoria Magazine online had nothing but good things to say about it. Meanwhile, the studio seems to be giving out free passes to early screenings in EVERY MAJOR CITY in the US except for the Pacific NW! If you’re interested in the movie at all, this should be a great read. Did I mention there’s a couple really painful, nasty stills? Click below to read on over to Fangoria and read their glowing review of The Collection. (2012)
Uh…WOW. Dammit, who am I going to get to see this with me? My husband saw the first Saw movie with me and was so unhappy I felt bad, and ended up going to future matinees by myself (Saw 3 and Saw 6 ) and was lucky enough to see Saw- The Final Chapter 3D in the theater with a friend. There were exactly two other people there and we all had a blast acting like we were in our own living rooms when it came to reacting to each trap (thanks again, Dave Barrow–you’re a good friend, and I had a blast).
I was thinking I could wait, but this got me all revved up – mainly because director/screenwriter Marcus Dunstan seems extremely enthusiastic, and… well… you’ll see.
HOAH! 55 gallons of blood in the opening Thresher Rave Club Massacre? I’m surprised that’s all they used. But better yet? They use (as I read in this early review) practical gore effects whenever possible. Dammit, I’d see a midnight showing Thursday night if I wasn’t scared to go to midnight openings now after the tragedy in Colorado in July (not to mention all the copycats they stopped just in time planning to do their own thing in their city). Maybe I can sell it by combining it with Christmas shopping, or something…
Heard the first five minutes are out there somewhere, I’ll look for it to pass on to you! In the meantime, here’s the official site for The Collection, opening on November 30 (“The REAL Black Friday!” ), and the link to the You Tube channel where I found a version of this I could embed. So far, this is the best video on the channel yet, though! Here’s my post with the original trailer, which includes the semi-censored original poster art.
And the official plot synopsis, if you haven’t read it yet, is as follows:
When Elena’s (Fitzpatrick) friends take her to a secret party at an undisclosed location, she never imagined she would become the latest victim of The Collector, a psychopathic killer. The Collector kidnaps and transports her to an abandoned hotel he’s transformed into his own private maze of torture and death. Upon learning of his daughter’s disappearance, Elena’s wealthy father (McDonald) hires a group of mercenaries to retrieve her from the vicious grips of The Collector. These mercenaries coerce Arkin (Stewart), the only man to have escaped the wrath of this heinous monster, to lead them through the gruesome labyrinth. Now, Arkin finds himself fighting for his own life in order to save Elena. “The Collection,” directed by Marcus Dunstan and written by Dunstan and Patrick Melton, is a suspense horror film with nonstop thrills at every turn, starring Josh Stewart (The Dark Knight Rises), Emma Fitzpatrick (The Social Network), and Christopher McDonald (Requiem for a Dream).
I need to get holiday stuff done by the end of the month, so now that I think of it, maybe the time WILL fly by…
- The Collection – New Featurette and Facebook App Get Bloody! (dreadcentral.com)
- A Collection of Stills from Marcus Dunstan’s The Collection (dreadcentral.com)
- New York Comic Con 2012: The Collection Clip Description (dreadcentral.com)
- The Collection Movie Ticket Giveaway (therogersrevue.wordpress.com)
- New Clip for ‘The Collection’ (2012) (killerkalyn.com)