Collector, The (2009) - Synopsis
For handyman and ex-con, Arkin (JOSH STEWART), a quiet home and a family on vacation is an “opportunity”. For inside the house lies a jeweller’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 (MICHAEL REILLY BURKE) and Victoria (ANDREA ROTH) – cutting short their vacation before it could even begin - the jaws have yet to close on teenage daughter Jill (MADELINE ZIMA) and eight-year old Hannah (KARLEY SCOTT-COLLINS). As the seconds tick down to midnight, Arkin becomes a reluctant hero trapped by a masked “Collector” (JUAN FERNANDEZ) 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.
From Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton, the twisted minds behind Saw IV, V and VI, THE COLLECTOR emerges as a real-time game of cat-and-mouse, melding primal horror with suspense thriller.