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In Chicago? Love Horror? AICN HORROR has passes to an advance screening of THE COLLECTION, sequel to THE COLLECTOR, next Tuesday!!!

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Greetings, all. Ambush Bug here with a special AICN HORROR: ZOMBIES & SHARKS screening in Chicago next week!

November and December usually is the time for Oscar-bait to be filling the theaters with all of their glitz and glamour, but at the end of this month, THE COLLECTION, the sequel to THE COLLECTOR is hitting theaters on November 30th. Always one to support horror, especially horror in theaters which is something that is becoming less and less of a reality these days, I wanted to let folks know that there’s a horror film to look forward to while you’re gobbling down turkey this week. I saw an extended clip of THE COLLECTION when I hosted a panel this past weekend at the DAYS OF THE DEAD Horror Convention in Shaumberg, Illinois. Director Marcus Dunstan, writer Patrick Melton, and stars Josh Stewart and Emma Fitzpatrick were all on hand to talk about the film and I’ll be posting my interview with them all next week.

In the meantime, there’s going to be an advance screening of THE COLLECTION at a theater in downtown Chicago next Tuesday (November 27th) at 7:00 PM. I have 40 pairs of passes to give out and I want to fill this theater so I’m going to make this one easy for you. Given the fact that this is a site built on folks who have a habit of collecting, hoarding, and cataloging all types of shit, I want to know the prize item in your own collection, be it comics, movie memorabilia, or superstar underwear. Let me know what it is. So click on this link, send me an email with the prize item in your own collection and you may be seeing THE COLLECTION next Tuesday at a theater in downtown Chicago.

Keep the emails brief. Be sure to give me your full name and whether or not you need a plus one. Seats will be held for winners until 6:45PM and then you’re SOL. And dear god, do not enter if there is an off chance that you can’t make it. As with Capone’s screenings, if there is any reason you can’t make it, do not enter. If you enter and don’t show up, I will blacklist you from any future screenings for-ev-ERRRR!.

But dammit, if you want more horror in cinema, reserve some time to support this film because from what I saw of it, it looks damn cool! So come out of the rafters, cellars, and alleyways, Chicago AICN HORROR readers! I’d love to see you all next Tuesday at this screening of THE COLLECTION. I’ll be posting the winners this weekend.

Best of luck!
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  • Nov. 23, 2012, 3:32 p.m. CST

    This was a surprise

    by Henry Fool

    I was pretty surprised when I turned on my TV and saw a commercial for "The Collection". I immediately recognized the lead from the first film and was surprised it got a sequel. I don't even remember the first flick being in theaters. I saw it on video. Given what happened to the lead at the end of the first one, I was surprised to see that actor reprising his role. I hope this one begins at exactly the moment where the first one ended.

  • Nov. 23, 2012, 5:59 p.m. CST

    Are they filming 'Collectibles' yet? And 'Collectibility'?

    by tangcameo

  • Nov. 23, 2012, 6:09 p.m. CST

    This movie looks so irredeemably bad

    by Aaron O

    This is the sort of plotless movie whose main demographic consists of horror convention goths, bros, juggalos, morons, and the blind.

  • Nov. 23, 2012, 6:34 p.m. CST

    loved The Collector, one of the best horror films of the decade

    by sonnyfern

    I just hope they don't go over the top unbelievable like they did with the Saw films.

  • Nov. 23, 2012, 6:34 p.m. CST

    loved The Collector, one of the best horror films of the decade

    by sonnyfern

    I just hope they don't go over the top unbelievable like they did with the Saw films.

  • Nov. 23, 2012, 7:17 p.m. CST

    This movie genuinely kicks some ass!

    by Massawyrm 1

    Loved it. Takes the concept to the next level and stays strong the whole way through. Can't wait to see it again.

  • Nov. 23, 2012, 7:49 p.m. CST

    if the released clips are any indication...

    by Aaron O

    this movie is a steaming pile.. take this clip for example: There's no way you can say that this is good. Everything just feels clumsy and sloppy. When Arkin says, "get down"... i cringed. Overall, it looks cheap and the acting looks weak

  • Nov. 23, 2012, 8:12 p.m. CST

    These movies aren't really about ummm "acting"

    by sonnyfern

    They're all about the kills, the scary and the cool. I don't need good acting in my horror film, just give me a good time.

  • Nov. 23, 2012, 10:57 p.m. CST

    R.I.P Larry Hagman.

    by Napolean Solo

  • Nov. 23, 2012, 11:19 p.m. CST

    Major Tony Nelson has flown his final mission...

    by Blanket-Man

    "I Dream of Jeannie" was a favorite of mine as a kid, and "Dallas" was my Mom's favorite show in the 80s. A true TV icon has left us. RIP Mr. Hagman

  • Balls in your mouth. Whatcha gonna do when they smell like pooh? Uh, nigga?

  • It seems like the bar has been lowered again. Where's JAMES CAMERON when you need him? When Beatrix slaughtered the Crazy 8's I was all for it, my grin huge by the time she had ended the merciless killings. But in my mind I think the slaughter of a room full of shallow club goers by a giant food blender is not justified and this is coming from a misanthrope. If it is intended as a sequence of pure horror then I think that is just ghoulish and I really dont want to hang out with people who think that is art worthy of their attention. Is it because you enjoy looking into the void? If there was a comedic aspect to it I would even be OK with it. To me it looks like there is some grey area and I've simply drawn my line. Some would be opposed to a roomful of kittens being chopped up by the room blender. And some opposed to the people slaughter might find the kitten slaughter unmoving or perhaps amusing. I guess I'm old fashioned where I prefer the bad guy to suffer the most horrific painful dramatic death sequence.

  • Wouldn't put it past them.

  • Nov. 24, 2012, 8:34 a.m. CST

    @ tangcameo~ were you sitting behind me @ Skyfall?

    by T

    When the preview for this ended, I said, it's like Mousetrap for the demented! LOL!

  • Nov. 24, 2012, 8:38 a.m. CST

    Collector was Lethal Home Alone With A Gimp Hood.

    by T

    And a cheap looking one at that... I don't get why people like this stuff... it seems like it's more empty than even the Jason-type slasher fest.

  • Nov. 25, 2012, 2:05 a.m. CST

    The collector is total garbage

    by Cobb05

    The movie makes no sense at all. A serial killer who breaks into your house, sets up all these elaborate traps and allows one person (the person he wants most ) to live. The thief, breaks into the house, to get the money to save his girlfriend and son, who will be killed by the guy he owes money too, if he doesn't pay by midnight. The thief trapped in the house gets free, can run, but goes back into the house to save the kid in there. No one would go back into that house. You'd run away, call the cops and haul ass to try to save your own kid. It's bad writing. He should've been told he was dead if he didn't get the money. That way he goes back into the house, knowing that he's dead anyway. The movie was just Saw in a different package. This new movie makes even less sense. Let's go into this madman's warehouse or factory, or whateve it is. And I guess we find out how the thief escaped the first time, but no way in hell he goes in with them. Dunstan and Melton suck ass as writers. They have no sense of logic. Yes, you have to suspend disbelief, but that only goes so far. They jump right over that.

  • Nov. 25, 2012, 4:01 a.m. CST

    The Collection - Mint Condition

    by JamesT

    All hell breaks loose when someone enters his house and opens all the boxes.

  • Nov. 25, 2012, 10:05 a.m. CST

    I thought it was a sequel to the Terence Stamp movie.

    by tonagan


  • Nov. 25, 2012, 6:18 p.m. CST

    From the writers of Saw 4, 5, 6 and 7!

    by loafroaster

    I don't want to live on this planet anymore.