My Soul to Take Review
Written by: Suspiria_89
I have been looking forwards to seeing My Soul to Take for quite some time now since I’m a huge slasher movie fan and I really enjoy just about all of Wes Cravens movies. But after hearing nothing but negative things about the film all of my optimism turned to worry; But like always I decided to view the film myself and form my own opinion. After viewing the film I must say I’m not disappointed. It’s by no means a masterpiece but it’s not Cravens worst film like some are making it out to be.
Plot: 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.
My Soul to Take is great throwback to 80’s slasher. It doesn’t contain a life changing message and it’s not a technical masterpiece but it does what it was made to do; Entertain. My Soul to Take opens up with a bloody bang and doesn’t slow down. It’s a very fast paced movie that quickly grabs your attention and keeps you interested and entertained throughout. It has a original, unique story(thought there are a couple of holes) that keeps you hooked and all of the characters are well-rounded and are perfectly developed.
As we all know, a slasher movies success or failure sometimes depends on the awesomeness of the kills. But fortunately that isn’t the case in My Soul to Take because the kills were a little disappointing. We have nothing but your standard slasher movie kills. Several stabbings and a couple of slit throats. Most of the kills were on screen and they were brutal and bloody, but I was hoping for at least a couple of elaborate death scenes and a little bit of over the top gore. But My Soul To Take wasn’t meant to be a gore fest, it relies on story so not all is lost.
Aside from the lackluster kills I don’t have to many complaints about the movie. The acting could have been a little better but for the most part I thought the acting was passable. I also wasn’t impressed with a lot of the dialogue but that never has been Craven’s strongpoint.
Wes Craven is a master storyteller and My Soul to Take is further proof of that. Go see the movie just to hear a good entertaining story and expect nothing else and you shouldn’t be disappointed.