Summary: Like most people last year, Wes Craven's "My Soul to Take" was one Halloween feature I ignored. A chance viewing several months ago on TV (Cinemax, I believe) got my interest aroused. Then two days ago I bought "My Soul to Take" on DVD and having watched the film in its entirety finally, this is actually not a bad film. In fact, while it's not a GREAT film, it is at least interesting, entertaining, and does have a few good scares and a nice story.
Summary: I still can't believe that this movie was written AND directed by Wes Craven. We can all agree that Wes Craven can make great films, he's done it so many times. He's responsible for the revival of the genre back in the 90's with Scream and his movies are genuine classics... but this movie isn't even in the so-bad-it's-good territory, it's just plain bad.
Better than common horror, plenty to think about, very enjoyable!
6 February 2011
Summary: I love this movie. I can't understand why so many of the reviews are negative. I ended up wondering, what movie was everyone else watching? People are saying it was confusing and hard to follow. It wasn't at all. It was a great mystery with several possibilities, which were all great fun to think about as the movie went on. When the end came up, all was made clear. You just have to have been using your brain through this movie to get it.
Wes Craven hits a career low with this lame rehash of his earlier classics but none of their scares nor ingenuity
13 December 2010
Summary: To fans of Western horror, the name Wes Craven is something of a legend. This is the guy who created one of the most iconic characters in horror- Freddy Krueger- in the "Nightmare in Elm Street" series. This is the guy who had the smarts to turn the genre on its head and give it a new breath of fresh air in the "Scream" trilogy, and come next year, quadrology.
Summary: I'm sad to be giving Wes' new film a meagre 6/10. I mean, 6 out of 10 isn't even that bad for a horror film but for a Wes Craven horror film it is a terrible grade. I like Wes' films because of the fact that he can make a simple story (psychopath killing people, voodoos and zombies, terrorists on planes) into something complex and interesting.
Poorly written, ill-conceived & lacking in Craven's expert touch
Anthony Pittore III (Shattered_Wake), IMDb
9 October 2010
Summary: The story of 'My Soul to Take' focuses on the sleepy little town of Riverton, a place made famous for a serial killer dubbed the Riverton Ripper who, sixteen-years prior to the film's events, roamed the town, eluding the police and viciously hunting down townspeople. Eventually, he was caught, but never brought to justice.
Summary: I expect so much more from Wes Craven. The 3D was an afterthought as there is nothing even remotely jarring about any of the scenes in this movie. And what happened to the scenes in the trailer??? There are at least two that aren't in the film! If I had bothered to look at the survey cards being handed out on entry, I would have gotten the tip-off that this is going to be a honker. It asked, among other things, the following: Did you like this movie?
Summary: Despite numerous warnings to avoid this film, I shelled out my money, including the ridiculous $3 extra for 3D glasses, figuring, it's Wes Craven, how bad can it be? Well, the answer is, extremely, horribly, atrociously bad. MSTT made Shocker look like Citizen Kane. I've seen better efforts at the After Dark Horrorfests and coming from The Asylum on SyFy.
What an awful waste of my time (possible spoilers)
8 October 2010
Summary: First things first, I work at a theater, and when I received the hard drive for this movie, it said and I quote, to make sure that "we honor Wes Craven and give our viewers the best viewing experience we can." Psh, the viewers will be begging for their money back after watching it. Can Wes Craven not make a good film anymore? That's how it appears. The movie started off with a very neat introduction, making the movie seem like it had potential.
Summary: I can't say I've ever been a huge fan of horror movies. There are some horror films, like The Shining, that I do enjoy. However, I've never really been a fan of your basic teen slasher film that follows the formula so expertly skewered in the Scream franchise. The less I say about the whole torture porn subgenre, the better. But then there's Wes Craven. I've always thought Craven was a unique vision in horror films.