Director Marcus Dunstan’s The Collection, the sequel to his surprisingly tight and terrifying 2009 horror flick, is scheduled to send a chill through North American theaters on November 30. Although the film would have worked very well as an October release — after all, this year’s selection of scary movies is pretty thin — Lionsgate apparently thinks the film will work better as a holiday release.
According to Slash Film, Dunstan’s The Collection was co-written by Saw sequel scribe Patrick Melton, who also penned Piranha 3DD and the Feast trilogy. Although the first movie arrived towards the end of the “torture horror” craze, the sequel seems to offer up more of a story this time around.
The film’s plot has been described as follows:
“When Elena’s friends take her to a secret party at an undisclosed location, she never imagined she would become the latest victim of The Collector, a psychopathic killer. The Collector kidnaps and transports her to an abandoned hotel he’s transformed into his own private maze of torture and death. Upon learning of his daughter’s disappearance, Elena’s wealthy father hires a group of mercenaries to retrieve her from the vicious grips of The Collector. These mercenaries coerce Arkin, the only man to have escaped the wrath of this heinous monster, to lead them through the gruesome labyrinth. Now, Arkin finds himself fighting for his own life in order to save Elena.”
Although the embedded trailer doesn’t mention anything about the first installment in the series, chances are you’ll want to investigate The Collector before venturing out to theaters to see the sequel. Considering one of the main characters figures prominently into the forthcoming follow-up, a viewing of the original film may be in order.
Director Marcus Dunstan’s The Collection, which stars Christopher McDonald, Josh Stewart, and Erin Way, opens in theaters on November 30.