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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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Wes Craven

Writer:

Wes Craven
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Max Thieriot ... Bug
John Magaro ... Alex
Denzel Whitaker ... Jerome
Zena Grey ... Penelope
Nick Lashaway ... Brandon
Paulina Olszynski ... Brittany
Jeremy Chu Jeremy Chu ... Jay
Emily Meade ... Fang
Raúl Esparza ... Abel
Jessica Hecht ... May
Frank Grillo ... Paterson
Danai Gurira ... Jeanne-Baptiste
Harris Yulin ... Dr. Blake
Shareeka Epps ... Chandele
Elena Hurst ... Maria
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 October 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

25/8 See more »

Filming Locations:

Connecticut, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,842,220, 10 October 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$14,637,490, 31 October 2010
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Some of the opening scenes and a majority of the third act was re-shot after negative test screenings, causing the film to be delayed. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Bug: Now we're all gonna die and it's my fault.
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PLAGUE BEARERS
Written by Karl Buechner, Scott Crouse, Ian Edwards, Dennis Merrick and Erick Edwards
Performed by Earth Crisis
Courtesy of Century Media
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Wes has lost something over the years..
10 October 2010 | by connor_sniperSee all my reviews

I went into My Soul to Take with an open mind and I don't know if the rest of my theater did, but I can safely say most of them cleared out before the credits rolled.

This abomination is an insult to Wes Craven's name and anyone associated with the film. The original idea for the plot is a very good start for a movie and one that also seems fairly flexible, apparently not. This teen slasher is is one of the most generic horror films to date and shares many attributes with "straight to DVD" horror movies.

The corny and unbelievable actors try their hardest, but still lack the talent to really pull off anything spectacular. However I doubt the greatest actors in Hollywood could make this script look much better for a final cut. The scenes are so scatter-brained and the script is so bad it was destined to fail.

At some times I was really confused if I was supposed to be watching a horror movie or a comedy.

When the movie ended I stood up and asked who was left in the theater, "Worst horror movie of the year, anybody with me?" I was applauded. Avoid this atrocity.


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