Four teenagers are killed in a car accident. Two of the teenagers refuse to go with "The Grim Reaper" and a race between life and death ensues!



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Angel of Death
Brad Deville (as David Shark)
Jean Reiner ...
Anna McMillan
Tommy Marcetto
David Fawcett ...
Mayor Grant McMillan
Sgt. Haggerty
Dave Scott ...
Officer Mel
Store Clerk
Cinda Lou Freeman ...
Meschelle Manley ...
Charles Bosworth ...
Mr. Taylor
Jeff Deen ...
Dr. Richard Reiner


Mysterious unseen men in black (angels?) collect the souls of the recently dead. When four teenagers "die" in a car wreck, one of these beings ("The Man") is sent to retrieve their souls. However, the teens are disembodied and realize their predicament. They flee. The movie revolves around them being picked off one by one, The Man's infatuation with one of the teenagers (who was apparently his lover in a past life), and the efforts of the teens to reunite their souls with their hospitalized bodies. Written by <>

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There is no Stairway to Heaven. See more »


Fantasy | Horror

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Rated R for some drug content | See all certifications »

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26 October 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Kiss of Death  »

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$242,000 (estimated)

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1.66 : 1
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Vivian Schilling got the idea for the story after she survived a near fatal car accident. See more »


After the car accident, Zack tells Natalie that he didn't know about the baggie of coke that Brad had. In fact, there's no indication that he knew about it either before or after the crash; the baggie is discovered by the cops when the kids' souls aren't around. See more »


Brad Deville: Led Zeppelin was wrong, man. There is no stairway to heaven.
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Referenced in Invasion of the Scream Queens (1992) See more »


Lonely in Love
By Mitch Diamond
Performed by DIAMOND
Copyright 1987 King David Music/Lero Music/PWEG Music, ASCAP
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Ambitious... but still a below average movie....
15 May 2001 | by (Detroit, Michigan) – See all my reviews

Soultaker is better than the average MST3K fodder. It is a B+ movie. A movie that has a pretty decent premise, but falls short on execution. Much like some of Roger Corman's work, it just misses being better than it's budget.

Let's start with the one positive and interesting concept of the movie: You aren't truly 'dead' until a soultaker / angel of death catches you.

That being said, here's the negative: 1)The Soultaker's are pretty much inept. They seemingly can't catch you even though you're dead. 2) They need to get right next to your "not alive but not quite dead" body in order to use their soul-sucking condom device. 3) The seemingly all powerful god-of-soultaker's just sits around while his lackey continually fails. 4) The lackey Soultaker even fails when disguised as the victims own mother?!?

These are just a small sample of problems with the script.... not even to mention the acting issues. However, I still must give credit to the young star/screenwriter Vivian, she did a better job here (in her early 20's at the time) than many "moviemakers" do their whole careers....

After seeing both the original version and the MST3K version, I can recommend both. The original version can be very much appreciated as an ambitious attempt by a young screenwriter to do something different. The MST3K version can be enjoyed simply as a movie with poor execution being rediculed...

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