Trailer Hopping : The Collection Comes Up Short of Thrills

Rating: No Butter
Posted November 17th, 2012 by popcorn

It always amazes me how horror films can consistently be made with a relatively low budget, no big name actors and still make money using disturbing music or sounds, cheap thrills and scream tactics. The Collection is another one of these horror films that appear to have a couple of heart-pounding thrills, some screams and gore, without any spectacular or noteworthy scenes.

Low budget could mean compromising quality or background scenes for the sake of showing only the main activities. The dark and obscure Collection trailer serve both the purpose of adding thrill and suspense, and eliminating a lot of additional costs and set designs. The only visible objects in most scenes are the people and whatever torture or scaring device that happen to emerge, while other scenes are just blurs, like the large water tanks. It is difficult to discern what’s in those tanks – are they humans, animals or plain water?

The scenes do highlight plenty of torture traps, tools and some frightening animals, like the spikes coming from the ceiling, nail boards on moving walls, spikes falling from nowhere, hanging hooks and nails driven through boards. Creepy, crawling insects such as tarantulas tried to get under the viewers’ skin by crawling slowly on a frightened and screaming girl, or attack dogs came charging out of dark doorways, or the butterflies in jars -- not certain about the significance of this one.

I did not see the Collector, so the trailer for the Collection looks like random scenes with many loose ends and serve no other purpose than to frighten the viewers. What exactly does the Collector do with these individuals? Does he torture them and watch them die? Does he eat them or use their body parts? Does he bury them in the warehouse? Why haven’t the police come after him and run him out of the warehouse or demolish the warehouse?

The Collection is scheduled to open on November 30, 2012. It stars Josh Stewart, Emma Fitzpatrick, Christopher McDonald, Navi Rawat, Johanna Braddy, Lee Tergesen, Erin Way, Daniel Sharman, Andre Royo, Randall Archer, Brandon Molale, Shannon Kane, Tim Griffin, William Peltz, and others.

The Collection (2012) Trailer:
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