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Soultaker (1990)

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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Brad Deville (as David Shark)
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Mayor Grant McMillan
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Mr. Taylor
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Dr. Richard Reiner
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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 <crow_steve@hotmail.com>

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Fantasy | Horror

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Rated R for some drug content | See all certifications »

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12 February 1993 (Finland)  »

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Kiss of Death  »

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Budget:

$242,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,766, 18 October 1990, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$233,150, 24 November 1990
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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Vivian Schilling got the idea for the story after she survived an almost fatal car accident. See more »

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When Natalie, Zach, and Tommy are at the gas station, a collection jar with a sign that says "Please Help Find Stewart Fund" is attached to the pillar holding up the cigarette rack. When they leave, the jar and sign are attached to the cash register on the opposite side of the counter. See more »

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Angel of Death: You must restore the balance or pay the penalty.
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Lonely in Love
By Mitch Diamond
Performed by DIAMOND
Copyright 1987 King David Music/Lero Music/PWEG Music, ASCAP
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Soultaker - not Bottom 100 material...
27 May 2012 | by See all my reviews

I will admit that I have only seen the MST3k version of Soultaker, which is a great episode by the way, probably in my top 3. After viewing I was interested to see how the film was rated on IMDb. I was somewhat surprised to see it had an overall rating of 2 (at time of writing).

I have read a few reviews including the rare and insightful comments from the Director and feel it has been unfairly represented on IMDb. Ultimately I don't think it warrants its position in the notorious Bottom 100.

Although the episode was good, this is not typical MST3k garbage. Trying watching Space Mutiny, Werewolf or Future War, which have similar IMDb ratings, to illustrate my point. All of these examples would be very hard to swallow without the quips from Mike and the team.

In defence of Soultaker: The concept at the time was probably quite original, the sound and editing is reasonably good and at times generates genuine suspense (not typical of the Bottom 100 films I have seen) and the acting is not hopeless (Vivian Schilling's performance probably most notable).

I will not deny that there are some issues with execution though and plot inconsistencies. Taking into account all this, the budget and the fact that the MST3k version I have seen was probably edited to suit I think this is worthy of 6 out of 10.


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