My Soul to Take is hitting theaters today in wide release. This is Wes Craven’s return to the director’s chair of a horror film since his last seat at the helm of 2005’s Cursed. This movie looks to be a mix of the Scream teen-centered slasher formula and Nightmare on Elm Street horror.
Of course My Soul to Take is being released in 3D because what movie isn’t right now? It really doesn’t looks like it need to be in a three dimensional format. Whatever gimmick it takes to put kids in the seats. If and when I end up going to see film in theaters you better believe it will be in 2D.
My Soul to Take is already getting mixed reviews from moviegoers all over. it’s got a B- on Yahoo! Movies with users calling it everything from “thoroughly disappoint[ing]” to “masterful” and “pretty creepy.” The user ratings on Rotten Tomatoes give it a 63% calling it everything from “horrible” to “complete garbage” to “scary” to “funny.” There hasn’t even been enough Tomatometer critics to rate it yet. The ones that have already written about it have given it a “Rotten” rating calling it “awful”, “impossible to explain”, “the worst movie of Craven’s career”, and “the work of a lunatic using his own feces to outline an uncomfortably abstract tale.” Wow – those are pretty harsh words.
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 was supposed to die on the bloody night his father went insane. Unaware of his dad’s terrifying crimes, he has been plagued by nightmares since he was a baby. 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.
My Soul to Take was directed by Wes Craven and stars Max Thieriot, John Magaro, Denzel Whitaker, Zena Grey, and Nick Lashaway.
Check out the trailer and some video clips from the film below. The first clip is entitled “Burying a Friend” and shows May (Jessica Hecht) giving Bug (Max Thieriot) a birthday cake. The second clip, “Multiple Souls,” shows that some killers possess an evil that lives on after them. In the third clip called “Riverton 911, ” Brittany (Paulina Olszynski) gets a call at a bad time.
Source: Yahoo! Movies