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Director: Marcus Dunstan.

Cast: Josh Stewart, Michael Reilly Burke, Andrea Roth, Juan Fernández, Karley Scott Collins, Madeline Zima.

Whats It About

Desperate to repay his debt to his ex-wife, an ex-con plots a heist at his new employer’s country home, unaware that a second criminal(The Collector) has also targeted the property, and rigged it with a series of deadly traps(and there were some ugly ass traps, mind you!).

‘The Collector, collecting!

The Pros

The best part of the movie is, the mindless fun we get. Filled with gore, a badass killer and a sympathy-worthy “hero”.

What made this “trapped in a house with a killer inside” film a success is that, THE WHOLE THING WORKED. In the countryside, a bigass house of a richass guy, escaping the tricky traps while not getting caught, it all felt natural and not forced. One can argue that this is not a original story or whatever but that’s the point. It doesn’t want to be taken as a oscar-worthy gem and knows what they are dealing with(unlike a LOT of movies lately) and gives us a mindless slasher(or torture porn or survival) flick. The film should not be judged by it’s originality, it’s the entertainment value that matters here. The bottom line is, the cat and mouse game was perfect entertainment!

“Cool!”

The use of different color schemes were fresh and interesting. Red, yellowish-green(mostly), blue, orange etc. it was really neat.

A moment now, should be taken to praise Josh Stewart. The guy did a bang-up job and he played one of the two characters in the movie I cared for. He reminds me a bit of Edward Norton though. However, I wish Stewart is taken seriously as an actor.

“One of the least lethal traps, another example of cool color schemes and a look at our hero.”

The Cons

How did The Collector prepare all those traps in such short time? Then again, one can argue he is in this line of business for a long time. So, maybe he is an expert by now?

To be honest, except for Stewart’s character and the little kid, I didn’t care for any of the others.

And why exactly was The Collector collecting, whatever it was that he was collecting(tough sentence but no spoilers!! 😀 )? I have no idea what the answer is.

Violence, Gore & Nudity

Yes, the there is more gore than there is violence. But Arkin vs. The Collector bit was awesome. As for the gore, think big! Yes, the gore-lovers is definitely gonna love this. And Madline Zima made me happy with her boob glory. And 2 other, sparse strip-club scenes.

” I swear to god, this photo is captured during the sex scene! Even The Collector had to lick his lips cuz of Zima’s hotness!”

Overall

Turn off the switch of your head/brain, take a drink, sit back and enjoy! That’s how you are gonna love it. Definitely an A for me.

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“3rd film I saw of this year’s After Dark Horrorfest and I frigging loved this one. It’s been a while since I saw a of ‘torture porn’ which has got so many quality stuff in it.”

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Cast: Mark Donato, Julin, Lindsay Seidel, Justin Arnold.

What’s It About

The movie on it’s surface is, popular high school douchebags and hot bitches has it coming. They bully the geeks, break their stuff and tell them how hot they are NOT, since they were kids. The outcasts have had enough. They plan to throw a party in a house away from mainland, trick and sedate them, chain them all together AND then torture most of them ONE BY ONE. The others obviously have to witness the torture just the way they witnessed them(outcasts) getting bullied. So, anyways, the plan was tight but you know how it is, occurence THIS huge does not always go as planned. And there is always an idiot in the bunch who just has to fuck it up.

The Pros

It’s great to see all this “horror-components” done right. The development of the film was superb, they didn’t rush into it, fed me just the amount I needed and then pulled it off. The execution comes then, and the acting was beyond nuts. Such an immature cast but all of them did great, yes there were flaws in their acting but when I needed to see their best, there it was.

Another good thing about the movie is, although it is a torture porn it focuses more on the drama-side and actually pulls it off good. The violence(not gore) was quite graphic but that is not what it’s all about.

The movie is not perfect, but when I see what they did with whatever less they had to work with, it just makes me happy. Budget? Low. Actors? Unknown. Movie? Amazing!

The Cons

The cheerleader-type hot-chicks overacted in the first few scenes(it got better when the torture started).

Overall

I never expected this flick to amaze me as much as I am amazed now. A good, if not great movie that I will admit, is not for everyone. Give it a chance, you might have a 1hr 30 minutes of good time waiting for you. I’ll go with 8/10 (A).

Reviews Pending.

ZMD(2010)[ADH]
Kill Theory(2010)[ADH]

List of horror movies of 2010 I’ve seen.

If you ever notice grade change, it's because I changed my mind after second watch :)

Dread (A)
Triangle (A)
The Crazies (A)
The Final (A-)
Shutter Island (A-)

Blood Creek (B+)
ZMD (B+)
Kill Theory (B)
The Fourth Kind (B)
Legion (B-)
Daybreakers (B-)
The Lovely Bones (B-)
Case 39 (B-)
The Reeds (B-)

Nine Dead (C+)
Lake Mungo (C)
Bitch Slap (C-)

Zone Of The Dead (D+)
Circle Of Ei8ht (D)
Open Graves (D)
Growth(D-)
The Graves(D-)

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