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John Ary On THE COLLECTION! Fantastic Fest 2012!

John Ary here from Fantastic Fest 2012 with a look at The Collection, a sequel to 2009's The Collector.  I've never really followed director Marcus Dunstan's work closely, considering that I'm not a fan of the later Saw films he wrote with his partner Patrick Melton.  From the Q&A after the movie screened, it sounds like The Collection is the Aliens to The Collector's Alien... more action, less horror.  I think I may need to go back to watch the original.

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  • Sept. 23, 2012, 12:56 p.m. CST

    LOVED THE ORIGINAL!!...and first

    by GrapeFruit

  • Sept. 23, 2012, 1:12 p.m. CST

    Dreadful stuff.

    by Baron Von Penguin

  • Sept. 23, 2012, 3:04 p.m. CST

    changing the title wasnt the best idea

    by Bouncy X

    the first movie wasn't some hit that everyone saw or least knew about, most people have no idea that first movie even exists. so those same people won't have any idea this is a sequel to anything. sure they can argue "the fans will know" but having 2% of the audience isn't a good thing. even the trailers dont make that obvious. sure those who saw the first might remember that returning guy but how many trailers feature someone "returning" to face something from the past even when its an original storyline? maybe this will help and the movie will do better because of everything i said but it just seems like an odd move for such a low budget horror movie. this isn't a knock against it, it looks alright and all. but i saw the first movie once and literally remember nothing from it.

  • This way they can (hopefully) pick up new fans with a better distribution set up, easier genre hook and significantly larger budget.

  • Sept. 23, 2012, 5 p.m. CST

    It bombed so they made a sequel? huh?

    by Judge Briggs

    I loved the first one ... will certainly check out the sequel.

  • Sept. 23, 2012, 6:29 p.m. CST

    tobias beecher=FISH

    by Stu

    good to see him get some work thats not on HBO.....

  • Sept. 23, 2012, 10:47 p.m. CST

    The shitty background music has returned.

    by rhizomeman

  • Sept. 24, 2012, 8:26 a.m. CST

    I enjoyed the original film "The Collector".

    by Forthesakeofhumanity

    I didn't know anything about it when I saw it, so had no expectations, but I very much enjoyed it and thought of the concept of *Spoilerish comments below* sealing a family into their own home whilst they are sleeping and converting it into a hostile environment with an assortment of vicious booby-traps was quite a fresh new take on the slasher-type horror story. *End of spoilerish comments* The film itself was entertaining with a decent blend of tension and gore. The new title for the sequel works well only if you already understand it's related to the original (I certainly wouldn't have guessed!). I look forward to seeing the sequel!