My Soul to Take
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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 Riverton met his grim demise. Seven children were born on the night he died, and he vowed that he would return one day to claim them all. Like clockwork, exactly 16 years later, the children born that fateful night begin vanishing without a trace. Could the killer have somehow cheated death the night that everyone thought he was killed, or has he perhaps been… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 9%

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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."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"What sinks it is Craven's simplistic, ham-fisted writing and inert direction."
‑ Eric D. Snider,
"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."
‑ Steve Newton, Georgia Straight
"A single-serving package of adrenaline that wears off quickly."
‑ Sarah Sluis, Film Journal International
"Is it just possible that Craven fumbled the ball this time and gave us the equivalent of a fairly amateur teen horror flick?"
‑ Jeffrey Chen, Window to the Movies
"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."
‑ Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times
"The worst horror movie Wes Craven's made perhaps ever."
‑ Wesley Morris, Boston Globe
"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."
‑ Ben Kendrick, ScreenRant
"The filmmaker's red herrings prove depressingly incapable of hiding the real fiend's identity."
‑ Nick Schager, Lessons of Darkness
"full review at Movies for the Masses"
‑ Joseph Proimakis, Movies for the Masses
"There are plenty of formulaic boo! moments, yet Craven intelligently treats Bug's otherworldly issues like hormonal growing pains that must be tamed."
‑ Keith Uhlich, Time Out New York
"A puzzle with no solutions, a tale with a twist that isn't a twist at all."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
""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."
‑ Jeff Beck,
"Everyone in front of and behind the camera look and feel like they're lifting the heaviest, least horrifying ton of bricks invented."
‑ Dave White,
"Clunky bird metaphors, blind kids grabbing for dangling ropes, a Horshack-ian best friend with an abusive stepfather, and a story that would be impossible if any of these kids drove a car, sum up most of the more obvious problems with the film."
‑ Adam Lippe,
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