The Collector is an insanely intense, depraved and ferocious slasher film... well, it crosses into that whole torture-porn sub-genre really. It was originally written as a prequel to the Saw franchise but the producers quickly scrapped that idea and opted to kick start something new instead. That was a smart decision because this movie shits all over the Saw sequels. While it remains true to formula it still manages to throw some new things at us and dishes up some really creative and ingenious carnage. The movie plays out like Richard Ramirez starring in Home Alone. There are booby traps everywhere and they're all fucking nasty. The camera doesn't flinch and I even found myself cringing at some of this stuff. I ♥ d it!! To top it all off, The Collector is genuinely creepy as well as violent.