Watch The First Six Minutes Of “The Collection” (2012) Right Here And Check Out The Gore Extravaganza In The Opening Dance Club Scenes!

Yep, I didn’t plan my entertainment budget well, and we can’t afford to see The Collection  until next weekend, goddammit. If you can’t see the movie this opening weekend either, but plan to, then click the link below and check THIS cool shit out!

Watch The First Six Minutes Of “The Collection” (2012)

I hear this scene is just a warm-up, probably to weed out the viewers who are easily offended.UPDATE, 4 AM Sunday:  just read the beginning of a detailed spoiler (click here if you want the entire movie completely spoiled for you-but you have been warned, you’ll probably lose respect for yourself) and this is just the START of the real gory mayhem. I’m not kidding, it’s just a warm-up and gets even sicker. There’s not just threshing blades for traps, there’s some flying objects, a couple other things, and something at the very end that I want to spill here, but it’s so awesome and gory I had to stop reading at that point. The heroine sees some HORRIFYING shit! Then I had to scan it for animal violence (I had to fast-forward through that pet cat scene in The Collector, in fact, hearing about that scene was enough to make me not rent the movie for a year after it was out on DVD) since if another animal is crying out in pain, I’ll have to go stand in the lobby looking like a pussy until it’s over. Guts, gore, over 50 gallons of blood in the opening scene alone,  heads exploding, I’m in, but I can’t stand animal violence even though I know it’s fake. Didn’t see any, did see something about a bug zapper trap, face stapling, and an arm being re-broken though …then I figured I’d take my chances and quit.

This is why I don't go to dance clubs. OK, that and the shitty music they play at most trendy rave-type clubs. Seeing live bands in normal clubs, there's no room for farm equipment to descend upon us all and shred us into confetti.

This is why I don’t go to dance clubs. OK, that and the shitty music they play at most trendy rave-type clubs (plus, I doubt they let anyone over 30 in whether they know the secret password or not). Seeing live bands in normal clubs, there’s no room for farm equipment to descend upon us all and shred us into confetti.

Oh, and I saw some B-Roll footage online that show, what should I call it, The Collection Room, where all those body parts and bones are carefully fused together as works of art (or what The Collector thinks are works of art, I’d be good with a few fish in those tanks). I actually had to stop watching it (which was a big effort, trust me) because they were showing so much in what I’m pretty sure is the last act of the film.

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You can see the thing in the tank that’s in the poster art (which actually resembles the stag beetles that seem to be one of The Collector’s favorite pets, just upside-down) and I got glimpses of the other tanks. There’s at least a dozen, maybe more, B-Roll stuff can be kind of limited. One I did get a look at consisted of nothing but a ton of bones wired together and is meant to look like a giant spider (we know The Collector likes those, too, from the trailer, EEEEK) and I’m pretty sure there were at least half a dozen skulls involved. No CGI either because this whole scene is PRACTICAL EFFECTS THAT A REALLY SICK TALENTED CREATURE/GORE FX HOUSE CRAFTED TOGETHER AND OH HOLY SHIT I HAVE TO SEE THIS NOW NOW NOW  EVEN THOUGH I SHOULDN’T BE USING MY VISA THIS TIME OF YEAR HOLIDAY SEASON BUT YOU KNOW WHAT? FUCK IT, THAT’S RIGHT I SAID FUCK IT,  BEEN WAITING MONTHS AND NOW GOOD REVIEWS ARE PILING UP THAT SAY HOW MUCH FUN IT IS AND I… can’t wait… to… see… (panting, catching my breath).
Okay, sorry about that. Lost my mind and had a full-on horror movie geek-out for a minute. I wrote a piece called “Ten Reasons To See The Collector”,  and I haven’t even seen the movie myself yet.  The hell with it, I’ll run it anyway and change it to “Ten Reasons We Can’t Wait To See The Collector “.   Then I can review it after I see it. I’m working on convincing my husband to see it with me, but I might sneak out to a matinée instead if I can get the money together. Still, it’s not as fun when you can’t go, “HOAH!” along with the rest of the audience when something unexpectedly gruesome happens.

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OK, where was I? I’ll tell you what else the B-Roll footage I saw showed, but because it might be a surprise, and there’s a slim chance it might involve the fate of a character in the movie, I’ll do my thing where I use super-light font so you need to highlight it to read. Spoiler: besides all the tanks containing the Clive Barker meets H.R. Giger-esque grisly works of art, I saw something really gory on the wall. It’s a woman’s torso, or at least contains a woman’s torso, more body parts might be involved. The Collector pinned and mounted it on the wall kind of like a butterfly, except he cut the flesh open in strategic areas, stretched the skin back, and then pinned it.  If there’s nudity in this movie, it must all come from the torso of female’s corpses.  It looks like a full-color illustration like you might see in an anatomy textbook (a pretty extreme one, but you get the idea). Might have had a head, but that’s around when I forced myself to stop looking because of possible spoilers.

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Because I was kind of on this manic-geek binge looking at all the new footage that just went up, I don’t recall exactly where I saw the B-roll footage. If anyone’s interested, raise your hand in the Comments/Reply section and I can probably find it. Meanwhile, enjoy the “Rave Club Massacre” opening–it looks like I’m really going to be rooting for this heroine, she’s no delicate princess needing a man to protect her (though she’s going to need some help after she’s “collected”). Also, there’s some good links in the “Related Articles” section coming up below. Plus, of course, the official blurb describing the movie…

Description: When Elena’s (Emma 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 (Christopher McDonald) hires a group of mercenaries to retrieve her from the vicious grips of The Collector. These mercenaries coerce Arkin (Josh 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.

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Get A Last-Minute Sneak Peek At The Collection With Five SICK New Clips! Watch Here To Find Out How Arkin Makes His Bloody Escape From The Collector

OK,  it’s not quite midnight yet over here on the West coast, but The Collection finally opens in theaters on 11/30!  The studio released some new clips that were pretty impressive (and violent) including one that needed age-verification due to the gore… and in the clips, things are just getting started. See how Arkin manages to escape The Collector‘s fucked-up captivity …and how he figured out a way to find his way back  (blood is also involved). I embedded them here, in chronological order… check them out below!

Turns out I couldn’t include the Red Band clip because it required age verification (though I found some things I really did not need to see by using the search term “the collection tarantulas clip” …some of them made the tarantulas actually used in the movie look like fucking ladybugs). Click here to watch the very NSFW clip – that Emma Fitzpatrick (Elena) is one brave actress.  Did you notice ‘The Collector’ isn’t wearing his mask?

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OK, you can’t see much, but he’s not wearing it. Someone had to point it out to me, because I was way more concerned with the tarantulas. Gah!

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Plus, you do NOT want to miss this Red Band featurette called “The Gore Factor,” which lives up to its fucking name! Over 200 people are eviscerated in the club scene (I’m in), and they go into some of the practical FX used. Here’s the link to the trailer, which also has a poster comparison, and if you want to read the Fangoria review I re-blogged, click here. Enjoy. And don’t forget…

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Gorehounds Unite – See Sick New Featurette From “The Collection” (2012) – The Gore Factor! NSFW

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.

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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…

With 55 gallons of blood, doesn’t look like they’re going for a slow burn. Can’t wait for the practical FX!

Shamelessly F*cked-Up First Trailer for The Collection (2012) Debuts Online – Damn!

So really, and you know this for sure if you’re well-versed in the Saw series and saw The Collector and this new trailer for The Collection, this sick bastard almost makes John Kramer look rather quaint…

When I first saw the poster art (more on that art later) on Dreadcentral.com a couple of weeks ago for The Collection (2012), my immediate reaction (as soon as I realized what I was looking at) was not just to think, but actually say  out loud, “That …is …fucked-up!” even though I was the only person in the house at the time.  I assumed it was some new French Extremist horror film and  NOT a semi-mainstream US Theatrical release, and I’m actually still amazed this is the case. Take a look at the trailer that just debuted below– unless you’ve already seen enough disturbing trailers the past week, in which case you might prefer to wait.

Oh! Doesn’t look like they’re going for the slow burn approach on this sequel to 2009’s The Collector. I honestly had no idea a sequel was even in the works until I saw the seriously fucked-up nightmarish poster art on Dread Central. I noticed the image before I even considered what the movie was; I actually was reminded of the art for The Profane Exhibit, an upcoming horror anthology movie that’s been on my radar for quite some time.

“The Real Black Friday Begins November 30th”

Just for comparison, here’s the Profane Exhibit art, below. I’m going to have to see if it’s even in post-production, because other than some really cool stills, I haven’t heard a peep.

“There Are No Boundaries”.
Also  “No R-Rating”, that’s for DAMN sure.

Anyway,  The Profane Exhibit is a piece for another day. Back to the shamelessly fucked-up pair of Collector movies. Here’s the official plot description (with one little obvious edit I couldn’t resist), also released today. Oh, and when I say “today” I mean “Thursday, September 20,” as the cut-off time for WordPress  is 5PM Pacific Time.*

When Elena’s (Emma Fitzpatrick) friends take her to a secret giant threshing machine massacre 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 (Christopher McDonald) hires a group of mercenaries to retrieve her from the vicious grips of The Collector. These mercenaries coerce Arkin (Josh 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). LD Entertainment will release The Collection in theaters November 30, 2012.

I may have mentioned before that I’m not a super-fan of the ‘guy wearing a black leather fetish mask who never speaks, brandishing a sharp instrument’ genre –especially when you add torture-porn into the mix. However, The Collection looks to be a notch up from that. Definitely has a more interesting plot line. I also hear they dialed down the torture-porn aspects while amping up the gore (and the stakes). Granted, the original Collector seemed to me to basically be Saw without the victim having to make a beat-the-clock horrible choice because the killer wants to teach them some kind of moral lesson and send a message. This guy, ‘the collector’,  just gets off on torture and his cleverness setting up his elaborate system of painful, nasty, deathly traps. Sometimes he just kills them himself (remember the unarguably vile bathtub torture/murder from The Collector? Gah!) and also at the very least felt up some of his victims. Also, Jig Saw’s victims usually had done something shitty, or in some cases downright evil, to end up in one of his ‘games’.

Well, guess what? The Collector could care less whether you’ve made questionable moral choices in the past. Nope! To end up dying a slow horrible death at his hands, you just had to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Seriously,  just show up, and you’re completely fucked.  Honestly, I’d rather take my chances with Jigsaw; at least no matter how grisly and painful his traps were they only lasted for a minute, not to mention no-one would try to molest you sexually during the process (you just got horribly mangled). Furthermore, Jigsaw didn’t toss innocent animals into the mix, either. So really, and you know this for sure if you’re well-versed in the Saw series and saw The Collector and this new trailer for The Collection, this sick bastard almost makes John Kramer look rather quaint.

I’m not sure what the story behind this ‘jump moment’ in the trailer is, but it ain’t gonna be pretty. Am I sick for looking forward to finding out the context of this moment? Probably. Am I proud of it? Not really!

If you have NOT seen The Collector, don’t really plan to, but are morbidly curious how grisly and dark it gets? Well, just check out the IMDB Parent’s Guide for 2009’s The Collector here.  If you do read it, consider this- does this film REALLY fall into the ‘Suspense-Thriller’ genre as it is listed on Netflix? And maybe I somehow rented an uncut version that the contributor to the Parent’s Guide didn’t, but from what I recall, this list actually LEAVES OUT a couple things. Consider yourself officially warned! I read it ahead of time before putting it in my queue because I heard a poor, unlucky cat gets caught in a trap and loses all nine lives, and only watched the movie after making careful notes on the running time the scene occurs in.** . Oh, and speaking of animals, you could not pay me enough to film this scene unless CGI made these guys:

OK, Mr. Collector, I quit. Just give me a Xanax and toss me into that nightclub threshing-machine, I’ll deal. With the ambiance and the shitty music at that place, I’d probably want to be put out of my misery anyway!

So, if there’s no animal violence in The Collection, I guess I’m in. Probably at the theater. Probably by myself, even though this one seems less torture porn-y,  no way my husband and/or my friends are up for it! It beats being anywhere near the retail Black Friday…

Artist’s depiction of the mall on Black Friday

And last but not least, this just in: The Collection will be having its World Premiere at Fantastic Fest 2012! So we can expect some advance reviews.

*I decided recently to stop racing against the clock to publish my post by 5PM and just go with it.

**Make fun of me all you want, call me a pussy (they have a good laugh/jeer at me on the IMDB boards when I bring up the subject) but I can’t stand to see animal violence depicted in a movie, even off-screen. Yes, I know it’s fake. Sorry, can’t watch it.