[Screamfest '12] ‘The Collection’ Opens Festival On October 12

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Screamfest kicks off its 12th annual festival on Friday, October 12 at 8:00 p.m. with the opening night horror The Collection, the sequel to Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton’s slasher The Collector opening in theaters November 30th, 2012. Screamfest, the preeminent horror festival in the country, and what the LA Weekly calls “the best place to get a jump on tomorrow’s cult hits” presents the festival in Los Angeles on October 12 through October 21 at LA Live Regal Cinemas (1000 West Olympic Blvd., LA, CA).

When Elena’s (Emma Fitzpatrick) 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 (Christopher McDonald) hires a group of mercenaries to retrieve her from the vicious grips of The Collector. These mercenaries coerce Arkin (Josh Stewart), the only man to have escaped the wrath of this heinous monster, to lead them through thegruesome labyrinth. Now, Arkin finds himself fighting for his own life in order to save Elena.

The Collection, directed by Marcus Dunstan and written by Dunstan and Patrick Melton, stars Josh Stewart (The Dark Knight Rises), Emma Fitzpatrick (The Social Network), and Christopher McDonald (Requiem for a Dream).

Get ready for another gory blast from the minds of four Saw films, the Feast franchise and even Guillermo del Toro’s forthcoming Pacific Rim!

  • Blood-Sicles

    Just saw it this weekend. Pretty cool, but I felt they changed way too much. Too many ideas going on, and the hotel looks like a haunted amusement attraction. Action takes center stage instead of the traps (which are few, mostly lame and hardly as bloody as the original- aside from the opening). Seems like most of the kills were edited for the R rating. Laughable dialog. Not nearly stylish as the original, but I had still had fun. A good comparison was that it’s the cheesy, over-the-top sequel that Aliens is to the original.

  • Chris Hortola