Friday 25 June 2010

The Collector review

The Collector (18, 90 mins)
Director: Marcus Dunstan
★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

Arkin (Josh Stewart) is a handyman who likes to break into the houses he’s been working at. On one particular safecracking job he finds someone is already there, a psycho who has rigged the house with Saw-style booby traps and is torturing the owners, meaning Arkin must go from burglar to hero to save the family. With a stuttering pace and a bland lead, The Collector is odd rather than creepy, before it explodes in gallons of blood and attempts to find increasingly gruesome ways to spill it. Tension deficient, persistently preposterous, farcically sadistic and not even related to entertainment, if you think this constitutes good horror, you’re welcome to it.

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