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My Soul to Take (2010)

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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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This is the first film that Wes Craven has both written and directed since New Nightmare (1994) See more »

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Bug: Just because you were out there doesn't mean you were spying.
Alex: I was spying.
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A fun movie if you don't take it too seriously
18 January 2014 | by (California) – See all my reviews

I was reading through the reviews on here and was a little surprised at how much hate there is for this movie. It's really not a bad movie.

In my opinion, it had a creative plot and mythology to it. I've never heard of a premise like the one this film presented, so it was refreshing to see that it wasn't a typical run-of-the-mill slasher film, or some found footage movie, or some haunted house movie. This movie was had a unique, creative premise that pulled me in right away.

A big criticism is that this movie is kind of confusing, but that's because it has a complicated backstory/mythology. You actually have to listen because there are some very important plot points that might take you a few seconds to process in your head. The "schizophrenic" elements to the plot made things very interesting, in my opinion! Other things I liked about the movie: -It had a cool setting, although I wish there were more scenes that take place on the bridge they feature during one of the first kills.

-It spent some time actually developing some of the characters, which is something you don't see in every horror film. Adam aka "Bug" was a likable protagonist to this movie. I liked the relationship dynamic he had with his best friend, Alex, too. A few other characters did fall victim to the "I'm only in this movie to add to the body count" but there will always be those filler characters in horror films, I guess.

-The acting was on point, for the most part. Many horror films feature cringe-worthy acting, where many actors sleepwalk through their scenes and deliver their dialogue in a wooden manner. This usually takes me out of the movie a bit and makes me focus on the awful acting. It's distracting. From what I saw, though, the kids they picked to star in this movie were pretty good. Nothing Oscar-worthy, obviously, but they're adequate. Especially Max Thieriot, who plays the main character, Bug. I think he has a lot of potential.

Now, there are some major flaws about this movie though. Let's start: -The Riverton Ripper...to be honest, he wasn't that scary. I think it was a bad decision to have him speak. His dialogue was awful and sounded like it was written in 5 seconds. Very generic dialogue. Also, the way he looked was just a little too generic.

-The kills weren't very memorable. There's a lot of kills, but most of them are just a quick stab and there's not a ton of build up. I wish the movie had more elaborate murder scenes.

-Some of the characters were just bad, specifically Penelope and Fang. They were both annoying and Fang was extremely unlikable.

-The finale to the movie was not very exciting. I felt like they could have tried harder and made it more extravagant and exciting.

Overall, I thought this was a decent movie. It's not scary, but it is a fun movie to watch and it is entertaining. This movie has some good pros and some serious cons, but if you don't take it too seriously, you might appreciate the creativity it has to offer. It's an okay movie to pass the time if you're a horror fan.

My rating: 6/10


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