My Soul to Take (2010)

R  |   |  Horror, Mystery, Thriller  |  8 October 2010 (USA)
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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.



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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 Thieriot) was supposed to die on the last night the Riverton Ripper wrecked havoc on that terrifying night. Unaware of terrifying crimes being committed to the seven children, he has been plagued by nightmares of their murders while not aware if they hold true or if he is simply imagining the images that haunt him. But if Bug hopes to save his friends from the monster that's returned, he must face an evil that won't rest...until it finishes the job it began the day he was born. Written by Anonymous

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Only One Has The Power To Save Their Souls.

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Rated R for strong bloody violence, and pervasive language including sexual references | See all certifications »

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8 October 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

25/8  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,842,220 (USA) (8 October 2010)


$14,637,490 (USA) (29 October 2010)

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The title 'My Soul to Take' was taken from the children's prayer: "Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep. If I should die before I wake, I pray the Lord my soul to take, which is also used in Wes Craven's earlier film 'A Nightmare on Elm Street'. See more »


During the case (between Brandon and Brittany) there is a shot that shows blood on the back of Brittany's coat. This isn't possible, because she has never been attacked. See more »


Alex: Say, "Thanks, Fang, that felt great."
Bug: I'd be lying.
Alex: That's the point.
Bug: Thanks, Fang, that felt great.
Alex: That felt *fucking* great!
Bug: That's a bad word.
Alex: You bet. Makes things good.
Bug: Everything's backwards with you.
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References Law & Order (1990) See more »


Written and Performed by Danny Saber
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has been taken then(?)
7 September 2011 | by See all my reviews

Placing Nightmare on elm Street and last house on the left (especially the latter) on the poster does not really help this movie. Fanboys eager to see the new Craven got their hopes up ... and smashed after watching this. And it isn't half bad. A witty script, nice dialogue. But more scream then anything else he did (see the two movies that got mentioned) for sure.

So for some I guess, Craven gave up his soul. I'm not sure about the 3-D here too. So maybe that is another sign, that he has sold out? I don't think so and while I haven't seen Carpenters Ward yet, I still believe there is fire left in those guys. The actors are doing their best, though cannot completely overshadow obvious script failures. Still more fun than you may expect (yes emphasis on "fun")

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