The Collector - Exclusive Clip
By James Whittington
Wednesday 16th Jun 2010
From Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton, the twisted minds behind Saw IV, V and VI, The Collector hits UK screens on June 25th. Billed as a real-time game of cat-and-mouse, melding primal horror with suspense thriller, it looks as if it will be one of the years most intense pieces of horror cinema.
For handyman and ex-con, Arkin, a quiet home and a family on vacation is an "opportunity". For inside the house lies a jeweler's safe, and inside the safe is a rare gem - his only hope for repaying his ex-wife's debt and keeping what's left of his family intact. Unfortunately for Arkin, inside the house is also a box containing the latest specimen in a collection catalogued in blood, bone and tears - a human specimen packaged as “bait”. While the trap may have already sprung shut on parents Michael and Victoria – cutting short their vacation before it could even begin - the jaws have yet to close on teenage daughter Jill and eight-year old Hannah. As the seconds tick down to midnight, Arkin becomes a reluctant hero trapped by a masked “Collector” in a maze of lethal invention – the Spanish Inquisition as imagined by Rube Goldberg – while trying to rescue the very family he came to rob.
Check out the exclusive clip below but be warned, this is pretty intense stuff and not for people of a nervous disposition.