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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

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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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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 October 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Wes Craven Project 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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Technical Specs

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 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 »

Quotes

Alex: [Bug stabs him, killing the Ripper personality] I thought that guy would never leave.
Bug: Alex?
Alex: Where's the biggest knife in the kitchen?
Bug: Where it needs to be.
[pulls the knife out]
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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: The Last House on the Left (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

EVERYTHING TOUCHES EVERYTHING
Written by Jesse Elliott
Performed by These United States
Courtesy of United Interests
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Better than common horror, plenty to think about, very enjoyable!
6 February 2011 | by jrosekonungrinnSee all my reviews

I love this movie. I can't understand why so many of the reviews are negative. I ended up wondering, what movie was everyone else watching?

People are saying it was confusing and hard to follow. It wasn't at all. It was a great mystery with several possibilities, which were all great fun to think about as the movie went on. When the end came up, all was made clear. You just have to have been using your brain through this movie to get it.

Then there are also those who say "it's a ripoff of Nightmare on Elm St", and I think, "um, what?" These are the sort of people who say that any movie with a killer animal of any kind is a ripoff of Jaws. Sure, in the endless world of horror certain themes can only be done so many times, but reviews like that are pretty much the same as saying that all horror movies are just copies of all other horror movies.

Perhaps one just has to have an interest in souls, mythologies, and pondering possibilities to enjoy this movie. I am a fan of horror all around, I've seen so many and such a range I couldn't begin to get into it. I've seen plenty of mindless slashers (including the enjoyable ones), and more than plenty of crap story lines I wish I hadn't. This was not one of those, and I liked it.

The acting was good, especially Max Thieriot as Bug. I thought the twists and turns with Bug were fascinating. They gave the option to question whether or not people around him were real, or in his head. Yes, they were real, but it was one of the interesting possibilities I considered.

Overall, the movie was very enjoyable.


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