that are so bad they make you and your friends laugh out loud. Whether it is horror, action, teensploitation, sci-fi or um…sex thriller? I can brush aside poor acting, story telling, directing, concepts etc. as long as I am able to laugh out loud and have a good time with my group.
I saw the trailer for The Collector recently and thought it looked like an old school cat and mouse slasher flick. Like something that was released in the mid 80’s and you saw for the first time around 2A.M. on Showtime. It looked like a fun little guilty pleasure stab and slab flick.So I gathered some friends for what promised to be a fun night at the movies, and gang, I could not have been more wrong.
I thought it sucked. I thought I was walking into a slasher film but it was just a run of the mill torture porn flick that asked the audience to make so many leaps of logic you feel patronized. It’s as if the Saw Franchise went and made a baby with the Home Alone franchise and this is the disastrous results of their union. It’s like an hour and a half long endurance test.
To say a new horror icon is born was a bit presumptuous. Michael Myers has more personality than this joker. What’s his name? Insulation Face? But if you like that sort of thing, by all means, check The Collector out. However, you are warned, the only thing this guy has been collecting is Jigsaw’s ideas and table scraps.
However, grown up child star from The Nanny, Madeline Zima, has a nice rack and whips those puppies out midway through the film. Beyond this, and possibly the bear trap sequence, there’s little reason to waste your time on The Collector.
Go out and see The Orphan, trust me, you’ll laugh your ass silly.