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Chronicle Writer Releases Compelling Short Film Jane La [Full Short]

It's fair to say that Max Landis, yes, John Landis' son, came into the mainstream a couple of years ago with the release of Chronicle.

Landis has been behind Trailers from Hell for a while and he's also been making his own videos on YouTube but I haven't paid much attention until today when the web exploded with news that Landis had uploaded a short film titled Jane La.

The set-up is straight forward: Landis plays a version of himself, a filmmaker who is making a documentary about an art student named Jane (the titular Jane), played by Zena Grey, and her art project: making a bomb. Everyone seems to assume that Jane is off her rocker or exaggerating her bomb project, including Landis... or is she?

It's a great little short w [Continued ...]
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Redwood Highway Movie Review

Redwood Highway Movie Review
Title: Redwood Highway Director: Gary Lundgren Starring: Shirley Knight, James LeGros, Zena Grey, Catherine Coulson, Tom Skerritt, Michelle Lombardo, Shadee Vossoughi Last fall it was Bruce Dern who set out on foot, against the wishes of his son; in “Redwood Highway,” it’s Shirley Knight who does the same, delivering an estimable turn in what amounts to a marginal showcase for fans of the legendary actress. Director Gary Lundgren doesn’t waste any time cutting directly to the heart of his film’s conflict, setting its wheels in motion and putting his protagonist on the open road. Unhappy living in an upscale retirement community in Southern Oregon, Marie Vaughn (Knight) rebuffs the entreaties of her son Michael [ Read More ]

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Lr's The Blu Room: My Soul To Take (Blu-Ray)

My Soul To Take (Blu-Ray)Universal Home Entertainment2010/Rated R/108 minsList Price $39.98 – Available February 8, 2011Watching Wes Craven's My Soul To Take is like watching one of your favorite filmmakers commit suicide. In Craven's case, it's career suicide. I mean it's unbelievable that a director like him, whose come up with some pretty smart ideas and premises in the horror genre could actually script such a terrible film. I don't want to be mean, since Craven has made some enjoyable movies that would definitely make my desert island collection, but I really can't think of anything positive or salvageable within this ill conceived supernatural tale. I viewed My Soul To Take with some buddies of mine who happen to work in the industry and they couldn't believe something like this could be spawned by Craven. One of them even told me a rumor about the director secretly recovering from heart
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Four Film Thrillers Release February 8th on DVD and Blu-Ray: High Lane, I Spit on Your Grave, My Soul to Take and Paranormal Activity 2

There are several horror titles releasing on DVD and Blu-Ray today. The most notable releases for Tuesday, February 8th include Wes Craven's poorly received My Soul to Take, a chilling production from France titled High Lane, Anchor Bay Entertainment's I Spit on Your Grave and finally, Paranormal Activity 2. This last title has already confirmed a sequel, with High Lane standing out amongst these titles. High Lane promises double terror from terrific heights and from socially isolated cannibals. Have a look at each of the titles below, with special features attached to each (if available).

High Lane

A synopsis...

"A group of friends on vacation decide to venture onto a trail high up in the mountains that has been closed for repairs. The climb proves more perilous than planned. Especially as they soon realize that they're not alone. This adventure will turn into a nightmare."

Release Date: February 8th,
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Wes Craven's My Soul to Take Drifts onto DVD and Blu-Ray February 8th, 2011

Wes Craven's poorly received My Soul to Take will move to DVD and Blu-Ray shelves February 8th; pre-orders are available December 21st. This film was made for $15 million, but has only made $14 million of this back through theatre sales (IMDb). Home entertainment sales will be much less than $14 million and in Hollywood, not making back double your investment is considered a failure. Hopefully Craven's Scream 4 will be a better, stronger showing.

Also, the DVD and/or Blu-Ray will offer two alternate endings, Pocket Blu, and Bd Live. More details on the release, including the trailer, are below.

The film's synopsis:

"In the sleepy town of Riverton, legend tells of a serial killer who swore he would return to murder the seven children born the night he died. Now, 16 years later, people are disappearing again. Has the psychopath been reincarnated as one of the seven teens, or did he
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Box Office Predictions: Will Jackass 3D Rocket to the Top of the Charts This Weekend?

Predicted Weekend Box Office

1Jackass 3D$28.1 million2Red$22.5 million3The Social Network$10.8 million4Life as We Know It$7.9 million5Secretariat$7.8 million6Legend of The Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole$4.4 million7The Town$4.2 million8My Soul to Take$3.1 million9Easy a$2.6 million10Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps$2.3 million#1#2#3#4#5#6#7#8#9#10

Last weekend, most Hollywood insiders predicted that Katherine Heigl's new romantic comedy Life as We Know It would take the top spot at the box office. But the movie came up short and failed to find as large an audience as was expected. While David Fincher's The Social Network held the number one spot for the second week in a row. The "Facebook Movie" will have stiff competition this weekend from two highly anticipated new movies, Red starring Bruce Willis, which is based on the popular comic book and Jackass 3D, the final film in the big screen trilogy based on the groundbreaking MTV reality series.
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Contest: Win My Soul to Take Merchandise Signed by the Stars!

Horror legend Wes Craven's My Soul to Take hits theaters on Halloween weekend, starting October 29. And we just have to celebrate this new movie! We have a brand new contest we're running, and we're giving away hats and t-shirts signed by three of the movie's stars, Nick Lashaway, Denzel Whitaker, and Paulina Olszynski. These rare prizes will go fast, so hurry and enter our new contest today:

Winners Receive:

My Soul to Take t-shirt signed by Nick Lashaway, Denzel Whitaker, and Paulina OlszynskiMy Soul to Take hat signed by Nick Lashaway, Denzel Whitaker, and Paulina Olszynski

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In the sleepy town of Riverton, legend tells of
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My Soul to Take (2010)

Directed by: Wes Craven

Written by: Wes Craven

Cast: Max Thieriot, John Magaro, Denzel Whitaker, Zena Grey, Nick Lashaway, Paulina Olszynski, Jeremy Chu, Emily Meade, Raúl Esparza

We really have had it all wrong about schizophrenia. Wes Craven has revealed within My Soul to Take a brand new working theory of schizophrenia that is bound to turn stupid old science on its head. It's not about misfiring neurons, chemical imbalances, childhood trauma, or anything silly like that; schizophrenics are simply people who have become jam packed with extra human souls. Most people just have one soul, and schizophrenics can have two, three, or even seven souls. The world is made clear. Take that, science!

It's been sixteen years since the fall of the dreaded 'Riverton Ripper'. On his last fateful night, he was gunned down in the height of a murder spree, only to spring to life in the back
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My Soul to Take 3D Review | They're Fingering the Wrong Culprit

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Before heading into this movie, I couldn't help but gleefully muse, "I wonder if Wes Craven can still bring it." Yeah, I grew up in the 1980s, so my general appreciation of Craven's work is more nostalgic than genuine. Beyond the Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream franchises, this guy hasn't done much to deserve a reputation as one of the so-called "masters of horror." Now, after the first few acts of his latest cinematic effort, My Soul to Take 3D, I've begun speculate whether Wes Craven ever truly brought it. Sure, there've been a few genuine flashes of inspiration throughout the man's enviably enduring career, but the actual execution of Craven's ideas have generally been an altogether different matter than their conception would allow one to believe. Just look at Freddy Krueger (the original), who has always been scarier as a freestanding entity than within any of the Elm
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My Soul To Take review

Wes Craven, what happened? Ron checks out My Soul To Take, and finds that he appears to have made a Scream clone, with terrible 3D...

Wes Craven in the third dimension? You're telling me he didn't jump on this bandwagon back in the 80s when it returned with a vengeance back when it first made its comeback? He waited until the second time around to hop on everyone's favorite 1950s movie gimmick? Well, if you say so.

Sixteen years ago, a schizophrenic serial killer dubbed the Riverton Ripper terrorized a small town in Massachusetts. He killed several people with a signature fold-out knife, including his wife. He's about to kill his daughter when the police finally intervene, tipped off by the Ripper's psychiatrist and one of the good personalities. They gun the killer down, but like all movie killers, he has a nasty habit of coming back to life because
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Box Office Beat Down: The Social Network Repeats at the Top with $15.5 Million

Weekend Box Office

1The Social Network$15.5 million2Life as We Know It$14.6 million3Secretariat$12.6 million4Legend of The Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole$7.01 million5My Soul to Take$6.9 million6The Town$6.3 million7Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps$4.6 million8Easy A$4.2 million9Case 39$2.6 million10You Again$2.4 million#1#2#3#4#5#6#7#8#9#10

While David Fincher's The Social Network took the top spot at the box office last weekend as predicted, the big surprise was that Cloverfield director Matt Reeves's much-talked-about new film, Let Me In, didn't even crack the top five and only earned about $5.3 million in its debut. This weekend three new films have entered the box office race all trying for that coveted number one position. The new crop of movies include, the romantic comedy Life as We Know It starring Katherine Heigl, the Disney film Secretariat and the Wes Craven movie My Soul to Take.

Repeating in the top spot this
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Box Office Predictions: Will Life as We Know It Be Able to Raise Itself to the Top of the Charts?

Predicted Weekend Box Office

1Life as We Know It$15.5 million2The Social Network$13.4 million3Secretariat$13 million4My Soul to Take$9.1 million5Legend of The Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole$7.2 million6The Town$6.4 million7Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps$5.5 million8Easy a$4.7 million9You Again$3.3 million10Let Me In$1.7 million#1#2#3#4#5#6#7#8#9#10

As predicted last week, David Fincher's The Social Network took the number one slot, as well as the praise of most critics. But the big surprise last weekend was that Cloverfield director Matt Reeves's new film Let Me In, which was supposed to give the "Facebook movie" a run for it's money, didn't even crack the top five and only earned about $5.3 million. This weekend will see three new movies entering the charts, including the romantic comedy Life as We Know It, the Disney film Secretariat and the horror movie My Soul to Take, which are all sure to
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My Soul to Take Central - Review, Interviews, Photo Gallery and More!

Wes Craven's latest 3D slashfest, My Soul to Take, is opening wide this weekend, and we have put together all of our previous coverage for the film in one nice little package below so you can prep yourselves. Among all the fun coverage, make sure to feast your eyes on our Photo Gallery and the Video Clips Blowout!

Synopsis:

In the sleepy town of Riverton, legend tells of a serial killer who swore he would return to murder the seven children born the night he died. Now, 16 years later, people are disappearing again. Has the psychopath been reincarnated as one of the seven teens, or did he survive the night he was left for dead? Only one of the kids knows the answer.

Adam "Bug" Heller (Max Thierot) was supposed to die on the bloody night his father went insane. Unaware of his dad’s terrifying crimes, he has
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My Soul To Take Movie Review

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My Soul To Take Movie Review
Title: My Soul to Take Directed By: Wes Craven Starring: Max Thieriot, John Magaro, Denzel Whitaker, Zena Grey, Nick Lashaway, Paulina Olszynski, Jeremy Chu, Emily Meade, Raul Esparza, Jessica Hecht Nobody’s perfect, but that doesn’t make it any easier to see a subpar movie from a filmmaker you revere. Even though Pulse and Cursed are clearly weak films, both are still entertaining to a point. Sadly, the only way to get any entertainment out of Wes Craven’s latest film, My Soul to Take, is to see it in a packed theater, that way you can enjoy commiserating with the rest of the audience when you’re hysterically laughing at moments that [...]
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Jake’s Take: ‘My Soul to Take’ interview with Wes Craven

My Soul to Take 3D

Directed by: Wes Craven

Cast: Max Thieriot, John Magaro, Denzel Whitaker, Zena Grey, Nick Lashaway

Running Time: 1 hr 47 mins

Rating: R

Release Date: October 8, 2010

Plot: They thought he was dead. A serial killer returns to terrorize seven children who share the same birthday as the date they thought he died.

Jake’s Take on his interview with Wes Craven, the director of My Soul to Take

Whenever you talk to someone you consider a legend — and in my mind, it’s hard to mention the world of horror without mentioning the name Wes Craven — to outright fail to acknowledge the classics is to take advantage of an incredible opportunity. But, more often than not, many people want to focus on the film they’re promoting and don’t want to talk about the older stuff.

Still, in an interview I consider a real give-and-take of old school vs.
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Get Chased By The Ripper In This New Clip From My Soul To Take

My Soul To Take, Wes Craven's first 3D flick and really his first horror film in a bit hits your local theater shortly and to help wet your appitite I've got some new stuff I'll be throwing your way. First up is this clip that features a chase and a short meeting with The Ripper, Craven's baddy this time around. My Soul To Take opens this coming Friday Oct. 8th.  The flick stars Max Theieriot, Emily Meade, Denzel Whitaker, Zena Grey, Nick Lashaway, Hannah Hodson, Shareeka Epps, Jessica Hecht, Elana Hurst and Christopher Place. Here's the official studio synopsis: In...
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The Riverton Ripper Unleashes Pain in this First Trailer for My Soul to Take

My Soul to Take PosterMy Soul to Take, from director Wes Craven, was previously titled 25/8 and now the first trailer is available for this supernatural styled film. In the clip, the Riverton Ripper makes short work of several teens, who were born on the day the Ripper was originally killed. Now, his spirit or soul inhabits another and he seeks more bloodshed through the body of one of these ill-fated youths. To show in brilliant 3D, My Soul to Take will be released theatrically by Univeral Pictures. Have a look at the clip inside.

The trailer for the picture here:

"In the sleepy town of Riverton, legend tells of a serial killer who swore he would return to murder the seven children born the night he died. Now, 16 years later, people are disappearing again. Has the psychopath been reincarnated as one of the seven teens, or did he survive the
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My Soul to Take Official Poster

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Late last night we posted the first official trailer for Wes Craven’s My Soul to Take. Now, courtesy of IMPAwards, we have a new poster for your viewing pleasure.

My Soul to Take was both written and directed by Wes Craven, and stars Frank Grillo, John Magaro, Nick Lashaway, Emily Meade, Max Thieriot, Paulina Olszyinski, Denzel Whitaker, Shareeka Epps, Trevor St. John, Zena Grey and Raul Esparza.

Synopsis: A serial killer returns to his hometown to stalk seven children who share the same birthday as the date he was allegedly put to rest.

While it may not be wholly original, the trailer suggests it does have a solid narrative, sprinkled with a few scares, so it should be enough to tide Craven fans over till Scream 4 hits our screens in Spring 2011.

Check out the poster below:

My Soul to Take will hit Us cinemas on October 8.
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Wes Craven’s My Soul to Take Trailer

As you may know, Wes Craven is currently in the process of shooting the highly anticipated Scream 4, but before he started production on that film, he was putting the finishing touches on a new original horror flick called My Soul to Take. It looks like it could be the start of a new horror franchise, depending on how successful it is. The story revolves around the Riverton Ripper, a killer in a small town who returns to stalk seven teenagers who were all born on the same day he was killed. The last two movies that Craven directed were Red Eye and Cursed back in 2005... one of those movies was fairly well-received, while the other one wasn't. This does feel like a return to the teen slasher flicks of the '90s, which bodes well for Scream 4. Unfortunately, most of the film's atmosphere flies out the window once
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Trailer for Wes Craven's 'My Soul to Take'

Wes Craven may be busy working on "Scream 4," but the horror man has a new film coming out first: "My Soul to Take," which will open in 3D Oct. 8, 2010. The first trailer is online, so check it out below...

The film, which was previously titled "25/8," follows a serial killer returning to his hometown to stalk seven children who share the same birthday as the date he was allegedly put to rest. Zzzzzzzzzzzz...

Max Thieriot, Denzel Whitaker, Zena Grey, Nick Lashaway and Frank Grillo star in "My Soul to Take." Too bad this mediocre trailer reveals a tad too much. Oh yeah, I also doubt the 3D is really necessary here.
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