Budget Language The Collector First edition AuthorJohn Fowles Cover artistTom Adams CountryUnited Kingdom LanguageEnglish GenreThriller Publisher Jonathan Cape Little, Brown and Company Publication date May 1963 Media typePrint Pages283 OCLC472571199 The Collector is a 1963 thriller novel by English author John Fowles, in his literary debut. Director Marcus Dunstan and screenwriter Patrick Melton also co-wrote a number of Saw sequels, so it’s easy to understand why people thought they were trying to capitalize on the successful franchise. He’s bloodier than before, having been tortured with deep gashes all over his body and feet. He goes around back and finds the Collector standing outside. The Tear Collector – A Fun Horror Romp(Book Review) 90s Movie Challenge Week 2: The Bodyguard (1992) 90s Movie Challenge Week 1: Robin Hood – Prince of Thieves (1991) Introducing The Great Year Long 90s Movie Challenge Doctor Who New Years Eve – Ring in the New Year with Paul McGann’s 8th Doctor Arkin comes up with an idea. English During the struggle, Arkin rips the Collector’s mask off. Tags:JigsawSawThe CollectedThe CollectionThe Collector. With Hank Botwinik, Glenn Coenen, Nastassia Firestone, Lisanne Hoefnagels. As someone who likes horror movies, this is a movie I have watched (and still enjoyed) a few times over the years. His legs are chained to the box. With Josh Stewart, Emma Fitzpatrick, Christopher McDonald, Randall Archer. Arkin breaks a window with a lamp to try to escape, but then hears a car outside. Arkin jumps on the bed and tries to retrieve his shoes, but they are stuck in the acid, along with the cat. Arkin uses the opportunity to escape back upstairs. Who doesn’t love a well-executed trap? The film ends with the Collector driving away into a town with Arkin in tow. The 2000s were a violent and thrilling time for the horror genre. As he sneaks towards the house, he is unexpectedly attacked by a newly placed dog (which takes a bite out of his mask). The Collector goes upstairs to investigate the commotion and hears Larry in the box. He chooses the basement. The masked man is roaming around the house. This page needs improvement. Arkin looks all over for Hannah, but doesn’t find her. This is rare in films like this, and made The Collector … The Collector was directed by Marcus Dunstan (who also directed The Neighbor and The Collection) and stars Josh Stewart (from I nsidious: The Last Key, Malicious, Cold Moon), Michael Reilly Burke (from Ted Bundy) and Andrea Roth (from The Skeptic, The Untold, The Stepdaughter). Creepy. The Collector (2009) is an American horror film. Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension (2015), https://horror.fandom.com/wiki/The_Collector_(2009)?oldid=129895. The Collector is a 2009 American horror film written by Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton, and directed by Dunstan. On top of the box is the message “for the collection”. Arkin removes a gag from her mouth and calms her down. Its new mascot is local Russian historian Anatoly Moskvin, who stole corpses from cemeteries in dozens of towns east of Moscow. Marcus DunstanPatrick Melton The Collector uses Larry’s head as a battering ram on the door. He’s actually quite sympathetic in a way. Arkin rips the cat free and throws it away, landing on the window. The Collector enters the ambulance and throws a knife into the paramedic’s eye, killing him. The family living in the house is Michael (Michael Reilly Burke), his wife Victoria (Andrea Roth), their teenage daughter Jill (Madeleine Zima), and their little girl Hannah (Karley Scott Collins). Michael tells him to cherish his daughter, since they get all weird once they hit their teens. Menu. Arkin hides under a desk as the Collector drags the still alive Victoria back to the tub. When he begins his assault, he brutally kills all but one of the family members through various traps he had set up around the house. Cinematography Marcus Dunstan Michael asks for Arkin to finish putting bars on the windows today. I also enjoyed the sequel (The Collection). He goes back to the master bathroom and works on the safe again when he hears screaming through the vent. They are then attacked by an unseen figure. The Collector then grabs Jill and locks the back door again. He’ll kill everyone else in the household, like his wife Gena. Gena calls out for him, and so he rushes upstairs. Arkin and Hannah make it outside and run off. Runtime A hand suddenly reaches out and grabs Larry. He runs into the middle of the road to flag them down, which causes one of the cars to accidently run down Arkin. He goes upstairs to the master bathroom and lifts the mirror up, knowing that it covers the safe. His hands are cuffed and there are several fish hooks through his back, tying him to the wall. Jigsaw is already an undeniable icon of fright, and he’s more than earned his immortal status. He also takes the jewel, which is the size of a fist. We're here to help you. Because of this, many critics dismissed the movies as Saw knock-offs. Arkin decides to find another exit, but for his family’s sake, he decides to stay in the house to get the jewel. Following the success of movies like Saw and Hostel, both of which feature people being gruesomely tortured, a trend of like-minded films emerged that focused on slaughtering their characters in creatively despicable ways. She also has duct tape pinned over her eyes. He shoots at them, but realizes that he’s been fooled. He holds a lighter to the jar, causing the insects to burrow into Arkin’s wound. Alex LunaJames Mastracco Larry and his wife return home to find the power is out. Jill eventually notices the Collector nearby and becomes scared. Arkin sees that the Collector has filled the tub with gasoline and realizes that he plans to destroy the house with them inside. 4 spooky stars! Not overly gory, but will still make you squirm in some parts. The masked man goes into the bathroom, and Arkin sneaks downstairs. She freaks out and grabs the scissors from the kitchen. The Collector then kills his victims by locking them in their own homes and killing them in various gruesome ways. This pod is for the collection. The Collector grabs the cop’s shotgun and reenters the house with his new dog. The floor of the dining room is filled with bear traps. He realizes that there are several traps hidden around the house. ‘WandaVision’ Withholds Answers, but Delights in Its Pleasure-Delaying. The Collector must be the laziest horror film of the year - the camerawork stinks, the action's boring and the plot holes are so glaring they wouldn't get past a lobotomised goose. When the dog goes upstairs to attack them, Arkin shoves the flaming trash can into the dog’s head, killing it. Perhaps Dunstan and Melton were inspired by Saw when they came up with the idea for their own twisted horror saga. He also loves the movie Varsity Blues. But it’s still a shame that the Collector has lived in his shadow all these years simply because he also likes to set traps and because his creators have contributed to Jigsaw’s legacy. The Collector and its sequel are special because Arkin--as a skilled, stealthy cat burglar--is an actual match for this trap-setting, sadistic murderer. Music By IMDb rating of 6.4 He finds Arkin holding Hannah nearby. The Collection Hannah then pushes her TV onto the floor, intending to electrocute and kill the Collector. That's where art student Miranda Grey comes in. It is written by Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton, directed by Dunstan, and was released on November 30, 2012. Quite frankly, the Collector is an entirely different kind of villain. Movies. Among the workers are an exterminator and a man named Arkin (Josh Stewart). Titled The Collected, the upcoming sequel will likely pick up right after the events of The Collection, which left the door open for the saga to continue. The Collector, crouching nearby, watches with delight. Before he can answer, a large van suddenly slams into the ambulance, causing it to flip over until it lands upside down. My idea of Japan used to be anime and, probably Kimonos. The cat tries to free itself but screeches in pain, causing the Collector to hear the commotion upstairs. On this day in horror history, director Ernest Dickerson’s horror-comedy Demon Knight (aka Tales from the Crypt presents: Demon Knight) opened back in … He opens the closet and finds a big red box inside, which is moving. The Collector is a 2009 horror film written by Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton and directed by Dunstan. The paramedic tells him that they can do that at the hospital. Arkin is an ex-convict and Roy helped him out while in prison. Arkin tries to warn them not to come in the house, but it starts to rain outside, causing his screams to go unnoticed. $9,444,018 Arkin goes to the kitchen to get scissors, but finds that it’s booby-trapped. The Collector is a traumatizing novel about a guy who kidnaps a young woman, although Clegg is not your typical kidnapper and Miranda is by no means your typical kidnapee. The Collector then breaks the cop’s neck, killing him before taking the dog for his own. Michael is a jewel broker, and has a valuable jewel hidden in a safe. Arkin takes a couple of steps in it and realizes that it’s acid. The similarities between the series didn’t end there, either. In the case of the Collector, though, he’s just a vicious lunatic who kills for the pleasure of it. While Gena goes upstairs, Larry stays downstairs to read some mail. The Collector readies his knife and approaches the couple. But hopefully, it generates enough buzz to see this particular monster break out of the shadows and into the nightmares of more viewers. Neither movie rewrites the rules of the genre by any means, but they hit the sweet spot when it comes to delivering demented thrills and bloody carnage. Arkin, having seen the whole thing, decides to call 911. However, the Collector has pushed Larry through the door as a decoy, and so Larry is electrocuted to death instead. Larry yells for Arkin to get out while he still can, but Arkin puts him back in the box. Arkin asks where the rest of his family is. The Collector then kicks the box to shut him up. The most common "Collector" legend is the neighbor who collects human body parts and proudly displays them in mason jars. Arkin then throws the dead dog at the Collector as a distraction, and he inadvertently blasts it apart with the shotgun. He has his own creepy doll with its own catchphrase, and it’s the stuff of nightmares. Arkin painfully tears himself free of the hooks and gets Hannah. Angrily, The Collector slices Arkin’s chest and holds a jar of insects. The Collector notices that Arkin keeps looking towards the desk and approaches it. Jigsaw is a cancer patient with a twisted moral agenda. The Collector leaves the basement to deal with the officer. Arkin has the keys to the front door, but the special key broke during the fight. … He jumps down to the ground and starts to run away when he looks back and sees Hannah screaming out for him in a window. In Russia, the Collector urban legend has a bright future because it played out in real life. A sequel, The Collection, was released in 2012. It's different. Later, he targets the Chase family, posing as a bug exterminator to gain access to their house. He frees her and tells her that they need to escape. While the cop forces him at gunpoint to drop his knife and prepares to arrest the Collector, the distraction allows the Chase dog to attack the cop and rip his throat open. While outside, Arkin smokes a cigarette while putting up the remaining bars. Arkin turns around and gets a fish hook through his eyebrow, hand and ear. Directed By Written By Before Arkin can go down the chute with her, the Collector breaks through the door and grabs him, beginning a struggle. He says that he’ll find Hannah and save them but she has to help him. In vain, Arkin Begs and Pleads with the to let him go, with no success. Sure, there's the occasional franchise-spawning horror hero like Ash Williams, but for the most part, it's the bad guys that draw in horror fans. After the end credits, we see the Collector watching a slide show while sitting on top of the red box. What really makes it exceptional is the uniqueness of the two characters and how … He then goes into Jill’s room and finds that the cat is dead. As he lifts it to his ear he unwittingly punctures his eardrum. The Collector sews Victoria’s mouth shut and records her screams. He sees that The assailant grabbed Michael and took him to the basement. The family is out of town now, and he needs Roy to pay him tonight. He just kicks the box to get him to shut up. In their bedroom they find a big red box. Please Subscribe, Rate and Review The Horror Virgin to help more people discover our community. Horror legend Tom Atkins has boarded The Collector 3, officially titled The Collected, in a major role. However, he finds that the lights don’t work. He turns on the light and sees that Michael has been tied to a chair. Arkin then lights a toilet roll on fire and puts it in a trash can. It was a bit rushed in places, but the mystery definitely made up for it. Join the HV Crew with a heart of gold as we tiptoe around mom bombs, acid cats, and way too many spiders with The Collector. As soon as the cat lands, the window slams shut and slices the cat into two, splattering blood all over Arkin’s face. Directed by Marcus Dunstan. A mentally deranged and brutal man, the Collector scopes out his victims by posing as an extermintor, giving him easy access to his victims as well as allowing him to plan ahead of time on where to place his traps. Arkin goes upstairs, removes the boards from a window, and punches the glass out. Larry assumes one of the workers must’ve left it. And while his murderous ways are quite vicious and scary, his agenda is to make people fight for their lives so they can appreciate the gift of life. Another car arrives at the house. It’s a little before midnight. Distributed By Directed by Siar Sedig. Like Jigsaw in the Saw movies, the Collector series features an antagonist with a penchant for offing his victims with booby traps and sharp objects. The box suddenly moves. Essentially, like the original Michael Myers, the Collector represents the idea of pure unadulterated evil. The mayhem he unleashes is enough to satisfy audiences looking for a gory good time. A trap throws her across the room and she is impaled by hidden spikes behind a projector screen. Michael tells him that he has a gun in the safe upstairs and gives him the combination. He then sees the Collector making his way towards Hannah, having heard her screams. Release Date(s) There are several hooks dangling from the ceiling. Arkin drives back to the house at night, and we see that the house in the middle of nowhere. They hear the Collector trying to break down the door. The van moves closer to the ambulance; The driver is then revealed to be the Collector. Victoria is in the basement as well, Jill is out with her boyfriend, and he doesn’t know if Hannah is still in the house or not. Michael emerges from the basement, beaten and bloody. The Collector wakes Arkin up by slicing his forehead with a knife. He then uses another knife to cut Arkin free of the stretcher. He has Hannah stay by the side of the road. The Collector is one of the more creative middle-grade horror books, with a fair amount of dolls. He finally falls backwards, where he is graphically killed by a plethora of bear traps. Arkin uses his flashlight to see when he gets startled by something. 90 minutes He enters and everything seems fine. Arkin sneaks downstairs and crawls underneath the dining room table. On top of that, his appearance could inspire some frightening Halloween costumes if only he found the widespread exposure to resonate with trick or treaters around the world. He puts on a mask and grabs his tool bag. Arkin sneaks upstairs and goes to the master bathroom. Arkin manages to kick the Collector into the basement and lock him inside. He corners her on the staircase but Arkin shows up and pistol whips him. The only problem is that there are no bullets for the gun. Arkin sees Hannah hiding under the desk and pleads with the killer to let Hannah go. An injured Arkin looks to Hannah and sees the Collector sneaking up behind her. The Collector shares similar traits of most serial killers in horror cinema; insane, murderous, destructive, sneaky, cruel, savage, merciless, aggressive, emotionless, and violent. The Collector (2009) The film begins with a house at night. 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Diane is determined to revenge her mother's horrific death by building a machine that can trap demons. He pulls his hand out and wraps it in cloth to stop the bleeding and tries to go to another door by the dining room, but he slices his cheek discovering a web of razor sharp wires tied across the room. Arkin tells the paramedic to call his wife. Freestyle Releasing LD Entertainment The Collector and The Collection are both nasty, effective horror films about one seriously twisted killer. Gena calls out for him, and so he rushes upstairs. The Collector ( 665 ) IMDb 6.4 1 h 29 min 2009 X-Ray R Desperate to repay his debt to his ex-wife, an ex-con plots a heist at his new employer's country home, unaware that a second criminal has also targeted the property, and rigged it with a series of deadly traps. Once there, he finds that Michael has been hung upside down and gutted. The film stars Randall Archer, Emma Fitzpatrick, Christopher McDonald, Lee Tergesen, and Josh Stewart, who reprises his role from the first film as Arkin. The film stars Josh Steward, Emma Fitzpatrick and Courtney Cummings. The Collector knocks Arkin out and puts his mask back on. To distract him, Arkin insults the Collector by calling him a faggot. He opens the box and Larry lunges out. Arkin sets off an alarm clock upstairs, causing the Collector to go investigate. He hears a noise coming from a closet. She’s planning on running away with Cindy since she can’t pay them, but Arkin promises to get the money for her debt by midnight. The Collector (2009) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. The Collector also hears the car and goes upstairs. Yotsuya Kaidan is one of the most… Jill and Chad try to enter through the front door, but can’t get it open. The Collector, wounded, also leaves the house. 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