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

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$14,637,490 (USA) (29 October 2010)
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In an attempt to promote the film, Rogue Pictures staged a fake stabbing at the movies premiere and posted it onto the popular video viewing site YouTube, which showed a man being "stabbed" in front of Wes Craven and the rest of the cast of the movie, using a plastic knife. The video was then later confirmed to be fake. See more »

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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 »

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One of Cravens' lesser films.
3 October 2013 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

It's inevitable with some veteran filmmakers that they'll have their share of hits and misses. Chalk this one up as a miss for horror master Wes Craven; while it's not without some good moments and assets, there's a decided lack of suspense, a poor script (surprising, coming from Craven), mostly inane characters, failed attempts at humour, and a lame killer.

Too bad, because the set-up had some potential: a psychopath (Raul Esparza) with multiple personalities is caught by the cops, but in a ridiculous series of events, ends up vanishing, never to be seen again. On this same night, seven babies are born in the local hospital. Cut to 16 years later, and these now teen aged kids begin to be stalked and slaughtered by some unknown entity. Could it be the killer from long ago?

Dialogue and situations are often too silly to be believed, including a scene with two students staging a dramatic presentation on condors for their biology class. The movie is much too chaotic to start with, with things happening much too quickly; there's no sense of a build. While it can't be said that there's no atmosphere at all (those shots of the bridge are pretty damn spooky), Craven fails to make this derivative material scary in any way. Much too much about the film is utterly generic.

The young cast does what it can with their roles. Max Thieriot is our oddly named, sensitive hero "Bug", a dude who takes a hell of a lot of punishment before the film is over. John Magaro is his good buddy Alex. Nick Lashaway plays the obligatory bullying jock Brandon. Zena Grey has a more interesting part than the rest of them as the serious minded, religious Penelope. Emily Meade plays a bitchy character absurdly dubbed "Fang". Veterans in the cast include Jessica Hecht as May, Harris Yulin as Dr. Blake, and Dennis Boutsikaris as the principal.

One definitely expects more from a filmmaker of Cravens' caliber. Hell, even "The Hills Have Eyes Part II" was more amusing than this. It doesn't come recommended, but completists may still want to see it for curiosity's sake.

Three out of 10.


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