December 20, 2012

Review: The Collection (2012)
We've been waiting for this one since the end credits rolled on The Collector way back in 2009. We loved that movie, and we desperately wanted to see what fate befell its hero, Arkin, find out more about The Collector and his motivations, and honestly, see some more gory mayhem. The gory mayhem was the best part of the whole thing, after all.

The Collection picks up somewhere after The Collector ends, with Arkin escaping The Collector's evil clutches, and being forced to take a group of mercenaries back to his lair to rescue the creepers latest victim.

What ensues is a  bloody cavalcade of crazy traps and gory deaths, which is really what we wanted from this movie anyway, isn't it?

Yep, pretty gory.
If we have one criticism of The Collection, it's that it felt a bit rushed. The Collector took its time and cut us slow and deep; The Collection was much faster paced and seemed more like it was stabbing at us in a stick and move fashion. We still really liked it, we just wish it had taken it's time a bit more, and built its atmosphere a bit better.

Then again...
We do have to say that the best part of the movie may have been the ending; in a Horror world where endings are so ambiguous and "twisty" more often than not, it was really great to have a movie end on such a... cool note.

We can't wait until The Collection hits Blu-ray so we can give it another watch, back to back with its predecessor. It really was one of the most enjoyable rides we've taken all year.


The Collection is available now on Blu-ray, DVD, and VOD.

If you want to see more of The Girls of the Collection, click on their Hottie post HERE.

1 comment :

  1. I'm posting this here, becuase it;s really low profile.
    And also I wanted to say something that I had thought about awhile ago, but never got the chance to tell anybody this.

    So here is my take on these movies, and also the director.

    The Collector is like the movie 'Alien', small and low key, atmospheric. The Collection is like 'Aliens', the big sequel with all the fancy action and FX, with the bigger budget.

    So that being said, I just got through watching 'The Neighbor', the directors 3rd movie. And I'm glad he waited to do it right. Often times I think directors pick movies just for work, which everyone needs a paycheck, but it's really great when someone gets to wait for just that right script and cast.
    This movie is a hell of a tight thriller, and you guys will love it, I think anyway.