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Review: The Collection

By BRETT MICHEL  |  December 5, 2012
1.0 1.0 Stars

If you blinked, you might have missed 2009's little-seen torture-porn entry, The Collector. Made by Marcus Dunstan, a writer behind the later Saw entries, it featured a Jigsaw-like antagonist hell-bent on setting traps, traps, and more traps to mutilate his victims because, well, I guess he needs to use those traps for something. Dunstan's second outing brings back Arkin (Josh Stewart), the only man to have escaped the masked figure's meat grinders. A group of mercenaries hired by the wealthy father (Christopher McDonald) of Elena (Emma Fitzpatrick), a girl kidnapped by the Collector, is forcing Arkin to lead them through the psychopath's labyrinthine lair. There's also a little bit of The Silence of the Lambs's Buffalo Bill in the Collector's entomology interests, because, hey, why stop at pillaging from only the Saw series? There are no flesh-dressesor cocoons shoved down victims' throats, though — just buckets of the same old boring gore.

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