Imagine that Macaulay Culkin's character from Home Alone
was so traumatized by his childhood misadventures that he became a sadistic serial killer. Chances are he would operate in a similar manner to "The Collector," a vicious, masked master of traps who likes to toy with his prey by rigging their homes with lethal, Rube Goldberg-style contraptions. From an opening credit sequence that resembles the intro to a television series ("This week on The Collector
...") to the fact that the eponymous psycho's motivations are still unclear by the time the credits roll, Saw IV
, and VII
screenwriters Patrick Melton and Marcus Duns...