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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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Only One Has The Power To Save Their Souls.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

8 October 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

25/8  »

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Box Office


$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 movie contains similarities to two of Wes Craven's previous films, A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984 and Shocker (1989) Fang, traumatized by the event of her father killing her mother, takes her anger out on her brother. In A nightmare on Elm Street, Freddy Krueger goes on a blood thirsty rampage on the children who were the offspring of the lynch mob that burned him alive. Bug and and Fang are revealed to be the offspring of the Riverton Ripper. In shocker, Jonathan is revealed to be the son of Horace Pinker. See more »


During the phone conversation between Brandon and Brittany Brandon's iPhone shows the home screen. See more »


Bug: Just because you were out there doesn't mean you were spying.
Alex: I was spying.
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Referenced in Midnight Movie Review: My Soul to Take (2011) See more »


Written by Russell Marsden, Emma Richardson and Matthew Hayward
Performed by Band of Skulls
Courtesy of Shangri-La Music, LLC/ Phi/ YouAreHere
By Arrangement with Zync Music
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Ignorance not always bliss.
10 October 2010 | by See all my reviews

Not entirely what you'd expect from a horror movie, unfortunately for the people who have no idea what schizophrenia is and don't believe in demons this movie has no basis in their horror ideologies. This movie requires more thinking than an average horror film and most would be repulsed by this feature. But, with that being said, the movie as a horror in it's creepy factor are perfect if you actually understand the concept. the film doesn't pull the usual shock and awe gory scenes to scare you but it has it's moments. overall not the best horror movie ever, only because it doesn't relate to everyone and the people when people die it's almost humorous. This movie requires a level of intelligence to watch and an open mind on the subject of souls, in order to be "freaked out." If you understand these concepts you'll enjoy the movie, if you don't you'll be left complaining about it's complexity and how it made no sense.

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