About 10 years ago, a little movie called The Collector came onto the horror scene and honestly surprised me. There was a slick likeness to the Saw franchise (the movie was actually shopped around as a prequel to that series btw), but it carved a place for itself in the ‘torture porn’ horror realm. Director and writer Marcus Dunstan (Patrick Melton also co-wrote both entries) definitely didn’t shy away the red stuff, especially in the 2012 sequel The Collection. That movie ended with Arkin (Josh Stewart) capturing The Collector, securing him in one of his own red trunks as the film went to the closing credits. But…..what happened after that?
As a fan of both movies, I wanted a sequel. There’s been far worse in the way of horror being churned out over the last 7 years……so why not bring back our favorite black-masked psychopathic entomologist killer for one more run? Well guess what…….he’s back, baby!
I’m probably more excited for this than I should be, but I can’t help it. As far as we know, Josh Stewart will be back and Marcus Dunstan is set to direct again. That’s about all we do know for now, other than the teaser poster, but I’m sure more info will be creeping in soon about The Collector 3. Or you can just call it The Coll3ctor like in the poster. Even with it’s similarities to the Saw films as far as the traps, and considering that franchise has ended with more than a whimper (and keeps limping along) – I’m way more into seeing what The Collector has up his sleeve than anything Jigsaw-related. Less we forget what The Collector orchestrated at the beginning of The Collection? (7-year spoiler alert)
Stay tuned for more info on The Collector 3! And stay out of the dance clubs until then.