The Collector (2009) – Horror Movie Review

Photo The Collector Movie PosterThis one’s all horror, baby. It’s what I refer to as a home invasion slasher, complete with a masked madman who never says a word and whose history is never revealed. His motives should be obvious, though, just read the movie’s title. And if you can handle the gore and overlook a teensy bit of unrealistic plot then you will probably like The Collector (2009) as much as I did.

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4 stars out of 5

Remember when horror moviegoers used to pee their pants for movies with killers they didn’t know a thing about? Sometimes the killers wore masks and moviegoers never even saw the killers’ faces? And the mystery added to the film’s scariness and the villain’s badass factor.

Ah, the good old days.
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The Strangers (2008) – Horror Movie Review

I still remember my reaction the first time I saw the trailer for The Strangers (2008): Whoa. No way is that movie going to be as good as the trailer makes it out to be.

The reason I reacted that way has everything to do with the tendency for trailers to show all of the good parts, so you’re left with little to no surprises when you see the film in its entirety.

Welp, I can say with 100% certainty, this film is better than its trailer.

4 stars out of 5

I watched The Strangers, written and directed by Bryan Bertino, the Friday afternoon of its nationwide release at an AMC theater with my sister and brother-in-law, who, by the way, are not horror fans, and I had to beg and plead to get them to go with me. …continue reading