Parents' Guide to

The Collection

By Jeffrey M. Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

"Torture porn" sequel packed with bloody, gory deathtraps.

Movie R 2012 82 minutes
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age 15+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 17+

age 16+

Blood all over the place.

The collection is a movie with lots of violence, gore and traps. I saw it with my 15 old son and ha was laughing. It's so much gory it ends up to be funny.

Is It Any Good?

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Writer/director Marcus Dunstan and co-writer Patrick Melton worked on several of the Saw movies, as well as Piranha 3DD, and their taste for torture and extreme gore carries over to THE COLLECTION. Possibly to their credit, the gore isn't as strong here as in other entries in the "torture porn" subgenre, with the movie instead focusing on inventive and imaginative set design, like something out of a gruesome Halloween haunted house.

Creepy traps lurk around every corner, and displays of mutilated bodies formed into new shapes can cause chills, even without the benefit of characters or a story. Unfortunately, that's where The Collection falters. The characters have wooden personalities, and their behavior can best be described as "unthinking." The villain, likewise, has no personality and feels like a dull rip-off of slasher villains from the 1970s and 1980s. With no emotional pull, the movie quickly grows stagnant, and no amount of creative gore can save it.

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