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My Soul to Take

MPA Rating: R-Rating (MPA) for strong bloody violence, and pervasive language including sexual references.
Moral Rating: not reviewed
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Primary Audience: Adults
Genre: Suspense Horror Thiller 3D
Length: 1 hr. 46 min.
Year of Release: 2010
USA Release: October 8, 2010 (wide—2,400+ theaters)
DVD: February 8, 2011
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Featuring Max Thieriot (Bug)
Frank Grillo (Det. Frank Paterson)
Emily Meade (Fang), Denzel Whitaker (Jerome King), See all »
Director Wes Craven — “A Nightmare on Elm Street,” “The Last House on the Left”
Producer Rogue Pictures, Relativity Media, Corvus Corax Productions, See all »

“Only one has the power to save their souls.”

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Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “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 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.”

Violence: Extreme / Profanity: Extreme / Sex/Nudity: Heavy

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Movie Critics
…utterly mediocre forget-me-now… What stings the most is that Craven is so blatantly, enervatingly going through the motions here, showing none of his long-ago command of Jungian psychological overtones, realistic teen banter, and pop cultural mores, or even any honest-to-goodness shocks…
Marc Savlov, The Austin Chronicle
…a thoroughly dreary, by-the-numbers exercise… the revelations, when they come, don’t register as either creepy or funny. …
Mike Hale, The New York Times
…“My Soul to Take” drowns in senseless plot… incoherent fiasco…
Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
…Craven’s 3-D film will make you jump—for the exits… The whole thing is halfhearted and unfocused…
Wesley Morris, The Boston Globe
…dull, talk-heavy snoozer that most closely resembles something that would show up on the CW network. …
Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter