Excerpt: Credit Wes Craven where credit is due: My Soul to Take has an outstanding premise. Seven kids are born on the night a serial killer dies, each of them carrying a part of his soul. It gives them distinct personalities, the story an eerie backdrop, and deeper undertones than a psychopath who stabs people. Sadly, the latter is all we get, a masked killer running around stabbing teens.
Conclusion: Wes Craven's muddled (both visually and from a narrative standpoint) 'My Soul to Take' is absolutely abysmal, the work of a fine genre filmmaker who is absolutely spinning his wheels. (Compared to this, his mismanaged werewolf flick 'Cursed' looks like a Palm d'Or-worthy affair.) The Blu-ray, with its tepid collection of special features and only so-so audio/video quality, isn't going to shed any particular light on what went wrong.
Excerpt: Written and directed by none other than Wes Craven, the man who gave us visceral, gut churning horror classics like A Nightmare On Elm Street and Last House On The Left, 2010’s My Soul To Take looked like it could be a return to form for Craven. Once again playing in the R-rated field his early stuff was known for, this picture once again let Craven tell a story in a small town with a secret, the kind that worked so well when he unleashed Freddy Kruger on the masses.
Excerpt: There’s a lot going on as My Soul To Take opens, so much that viewers could be forgiven for thinking they’ve walked into the end of the movie by mistake. A serial killer is on the loose and identifiable only by his weapon of choice: a mean-looking knife with the word “vengeance” written on it. A seemingly innocent man discovers he carries the blade himself. Then the voices in his head start talking to him.
Conclusion: My Soul to Take is awful. Unbelievably awful. If you'll excuse the lame play on words, it's as soulless as they come. I'd go on, but I think my "worst film of 2010" disclaimer says it all. Fortunately for Craven, its Blu-ray release isn't half bad. While the director's commentary and the film's supplemental package isn't going to entrance anyone, Universal's video transfer and DTS-HD Master Audio track are strong enough to make My Soul to Take easier to swallow, even if...
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