My Soul to Take
My Soul to Take (2010)

A notorious serial killer uses his dying breath to place a deadly curse on a small town in this shocker from legendary horror director Wes Craven (Scream, A Nightmare on Elm Street). It's been 16 years since the maniac who terrorized… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: February 8, 2011
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Critic Score: 9% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Dull, joyless, and formulaic, My Soul to Take suggests writer/director Wes Craven ended his five-year filmmaking hiatus too soon.

J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

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.

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Eric D. Snider
Film.com

What sinks it is Craven's simplistic, ham-fisted writing and inert direction.

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Steve Newton
Georgia Straight

What [Wes Craven] wound up with was a witless stab-the-teen time-waster that could be his worst film ever. And considering 2005's wretched Cursed, that's pretty bad.

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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

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.

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

The worst horror movie Wes Craven's made perhaps ever.

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Ben Kendrick
ScreenRant

Places too much time in the hands of disposable characters - so that it is neither a brainless slasher flick nor an immersive character piece based in a serial massacre.

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Keith Uhlich
Time Out New York

There are plenty of formulaic boo! moments, yet Craven intelligently treats Bug's otherworldly issues like hormonal growing pains that must be tamed.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

A puzzle with no solutions, a tale with a twist that isn't a twist at all.

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Jeff Beck
Examiner.com

"My Soul to Take" is one of the most banal horror films I've seen in the past few years, which makes it surprising that it comes from the mind of horror master Wes Craven, who gave birth to the legendary horror icon Freddy Krueger.

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Flixster Audience Score: 27% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
Wes Craven continues to try and find his next big movie .. it was okay. Thats about all i can say for this one.
Drew Smith
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… More
Stuart Brooks
Sucks big fat donkey cock.... don't bother!
Cynthia S.
Everything that you heard about this movie is true..it's not so good.
Dean !
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… More
Jim Careter
Wes Craven is a horror genius, but what the hell was he thinking when making this shit. The plot of this was too boring and stupid to explain, the story… More

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