What parents need to know

Parents need to know that The Collection (sequel to The Collector) is a "torture porn" movie made by veterans of the notorious Saw series. Though it's perhaps not quite as sadistic as other entries in the genre, there's definitely no shortage of grisly violence -- for example, a scene in which an entire club of dancing young people is mown down by a giant rotating blade. There's tons of blood (spraying and spurting included) and severed limbs and heads. A young woman is kidnapped, guns are fired, and a dog is (seemingly) stabbed and decapitated. A topless woman is briefly shown, and there are some other mildly sexual situations. "F--k" is used several times, as are other salty words. The previous film was something of a sleeper, so only hardcore horror fans are likely to be interested.
  • Families can talk about The Collection's violence. How intense is it? Is it scary, suspenseful, or just disgusting?
  • What's the appeal of "torture porn" horror movies?
  • How do the filmmakers treat the heroine's disability? Is she a role model?
  • What are the best examples of teamwork in this movie?
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