Rogue, Relativity Media, Corvus Corax Productions

Max Thieriot, John Magaro, Denzel Whitaker, Zena Grey, Nick Lashaway, Paulina Olszynski, Jeremy Chu, Emily Meade, Jessica Hecht

My Soul to Take is the latest October horror film from Wes Craven.   That probably says more about the film than anything else in the review.  Wes is known for his horror films,  A Nightmare on Elm Street, Scream, The Last House on the Left, The People Under the Stairs, Red Eye, to name a few.  This is a classic Wes Craven film.   First of all, I saw this in 3D.  3D did absolutely nothing for this film, and after the opening credits I totally forgot about it being in 3D.  There is nothing in the film that I feel makes the extra cost of 3D valuable, and I think it’s mostly just an extra expense.

I didn’t feel My Soul to Take was a great film.  It’s a lot like all the other teen horror films, but it’s really an interesting concept that makes it a bit more worthy than the 15th film in one of the old tired series.   Adam Heller was a serial killer.  Now maybe it wasn’t his fault, but he was caught and killed several times, but managed to keep coming back.  🙂   Finally immobilized on a gurney there is a horrible crash, and suddenly “The Ripper” is missing.  On the night he died,  7 premature babies were born in the little town of Riverton.   The ambulance is left as an eerie reminder of the night “The Ripper” died, but no body was ever found, and the rumor is that he is living beneath the river.

Flash forward 16 years, and the Riverton 7, as the babies born on Ripper day are by the river honoring a yearly tradition of pushing The Ripper back into the river.

This is how the movie starts, and eventually bodies start to pile up and we’re left to figure out who the killer is, and whether there really is a “Ripper” or not.

The drama is mostly underlined by loud noises and scary music at the right times, and blood spattered on the walls.  Yes, it’s violent, but not extremely gory.   It’s somewhere in the middle.  The jumps and jolts are mostly sound effects and music, but it is creepy and it does scare you when you least expect it.

A lot of people are baffled by the ending, but it makes perfect sense if you listen to the dialog.  It’s going to get mixed reviews, and some will hate it and some will love it.

I really think that other films out presently are a much better choice, especially if you have to pay the extra fee for the Real3D which is wasted on this film.   But if you love teen horror a la Scream or  I Know What You Did Last Summer, then this is in the same vein.   It might be good for a rental if you’re a horror buff.

EdG – EdsReview Dot Com – A Movie Review Blog



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