My Soul to Take (2010)
Critic Consensus: Dull, joyless, and formulaic, My Soul to Take suggests writer/director Wes Craven ended his five-year filmmaking hiatus too soon.
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as Dr. Blake
as Principal Pratt
as Mr. Kaiser
as Melanie Pratt
as Officer Ramirez
as Podcast Host/Betty O'Neil
as Podcast Host
as Podcast Guest
as Young Leah
as Young Leah
as News Anchor
as Voice of News Anchor
as Riverton Radio Host
as Girl in Hallway #1
as Girl in Hallway #2
as Other Nurse
as The Ripper
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There's some malarkey about each kid having inherited one of the maniac's personalities, though Craven never does much with that except to point the finger of suspicion at junior.
A thrill-free snooze that will certainly rank as one of the least -- if not the least -- effective entries in Craven's nearly 40-year canon of cinematic shockers.
There are plenty of formulaic boo! moments, yet Craven intelligently treats Bug's otherworldly issues like hormonal growing pains that must be tamed.
What sinks it is Craven's simplistic, ham-fisted writing and inert direction.
A puzzle with no solutions, a tale with a twist that isn't a twist at all.
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Sucks big fat donkey cock.... don't bother!
Oh wow not many people really liked this? Maybe they expect more from a horror legend like Wes Craven. For a straight to DVD horror/slasher it was ok. It has an old school vibe and plot which was a throw back to the genre's hay day in the 80's. However the 2nd half of the film seemed to confuse it's self, trying to be smarter than it was, fairly obvious how some plot lines would turn out. It has a few jumps, which with a proper 5.1 system can be fully appreciated. One of the low budget horrors which used the surround sound to really good effect! The ending and final stages of the film are a let down after a promising opening. One for old school horror fans.
The fact that this hasn't yet been picked up by the "shitty horror canon" cult is completely beyond me. Inept in the most hilarious and incoherent of ways, My Soul to Take is nearly two hours of a once renowned horror master flying off the rails in grandiose fashion. Absolutely worth catching, unless this sort of schadenfreude-fueled spectacle isn't really your scene.
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|Alex:||Alex: Abso-fuckin'-lutely. You now have permission to shave|
|Alex:||Alex: Abso-fuckin'-lutely. You now have permission to shave.|
|Alex:||Abso-fuckin'-lutely. You now have permission to shave.|
|Alex:||"Abso-fuckin'-lutely. You know have permission to shave"|
|Alex:||Abso-fuckin'-lutely. You know have permission to shave.|
|Alex:||"Fear ye the Ripper"|
|Alex:||Fear ye the Ripper.|
|Alex:||"Fake it good. Like if you're scared act like you don't give a shit, or if somebody hurts you say, 'Thank you very much, that felt wonderful'"|
|Alex:||Fake it good. Like if you're scared act like you don't give a shit, or if somebody hurts you say, 'Thank you very much, that felt wonderful.|
|Alex:||"I thought he'd never leave...Where's the biggest knife in the house?"|
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