More Depressing ‘Torture Porn’
Release Date: July 31, 2009
Starring: Josh Stewart, Andrea Roth,
Madeline Zima, Juan
Fernández, Michael Reilly
Burke, and Daniella Alonso
Audience: Older teenagers and adults
Runtime: 88 minutes
Distributor: Freestyle Releasing
Director: Marcus Dunstan
Executive Producer: Mickey Liddell and Jennifer
Producer: Julie Richardson, Brett Forbes
and Patrick Rizzoti
Writer: Marcus Dunstan and Patrick
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This time, the story focuses on a construction worker, Arkin, who is helping a jewelry broker finish remodeling his family’s isolated home before they go away on vacation. Arkin comes back that night, however, to steal the expensive diamond the man has locked up in his safe. He finds out that a masked man, who has set up a bunch of deadly, gruesome traps in the house, is torturing the husband and wife in the basement. Their little girl is hiding somewhere in the house. And, their teenage girl went out on a date. Can Arkin survive the killer’s vicious traps and rescue all the family members?
True to form, THE COLLECTOR ends in a depressing last scene where the wounded killer re-captures the hero and gets clean away. It is torture sitting through this movie’s gratuitous gore, and the ending is depressing and infuriating.
THE COLLECTOR is another in a series of what have been called “torture porn” movies. Like most of the others, the movie teases viewers with the idea that there will be one hero who gets away from a vicious serial killer intent on brutally torturing his victims. True to form, THE COLLECTOR ends in a depressing last scene where the wounded killer re-captures the hero and gets clean away. It is torture sitting through this movie’s gratuitous gore, and the ending is depressing and infuriating.