Da'Mon Guy adds to his horror collection...
is the demented, twisted manifestation that will satisfy every
fans yearning for a good horror film. This is the follow up to
the 2009 film, The Collector, which expands upon the foundation laid in the first film whilst presenting an engrossing convergence of
two perspectives of the horror genre, and clearly finding the delicate
balance between the two.
The movie is full on gory and grotesque, offering grisly, gratuitous thrills and
twisted humor. It fully embraces the
modern state of horror films which focus heavily on blood and guts, whilst also using old school bone chilling, spine tingling
horror perspectives, that many films like psycho and Friday The
13th made so great.
The Collection returns the star character from the
original film, Arkin O‘Brian (Josh Stewart), and uses small flashbacks in
order to establish continuity between the two movies. Whereas the first film didn't offer too much insight into the mysterious Collector, this addition
delves deeper and gives us a little more about him. It's also bigger and bloodier, with more blood,
bodies, and carnage from the outset. This one ratchets every aspect of
the original ten fold.
Most of the film occurs within the confines of the place that the Collector houses his
inhumane collection. Filled with great intensity, the tension
and anticipation are nearly immeasurable. With each passing minute, the
audience is held on edge in anticipation of the next gory encounter. The
images within the film will test the limits of one’s tolerance as they
go from disturbing, to disgusting, to downright revolting. This is not a
film for the faint or weak of heart. But it’s not all blood and guts as
some horror movies of this nature tend to be. The Collection has a good story
that will offset the gore fest, and unlike many films of this kind that tend to lose
the narrative when they ratchet up the gore, The Collection manages to
find and maintain the right balance.
There are so few really good horror films that
are released nowadays. There are far too many movies that
cannot find the fine line between being and actual horror film and then
becoming simply a experience for sheer grotesqueness. The Collection
is one of the few movies in recent years that has the high level of blood and guts, but
effectively uses it to enhance the movie as opposed to hyper focusing on
Part Freddy, part Jason, part Jigsaw all rolled into one. Here the Collector
becomes the next great horror icon fans will love to fear. In short, The Collection is a must see for all
Da’Mon is a
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University and an avid, life-long lover of film. Da'Mon has been actively
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