Watched ‘My Soul To Take’ with Daphne, thanks to UIP for the tickets..
First off, here’s a bit of details on the casts and production crew and all..
Genre : 3-D Suspense thriller
Cast : Max Thieriot, John Magaro, Emily Meade, Nick Lashaway, Denzel Whitaker, Shareeka Epps, Paulina Olszyinski, Raúl Esparza
Written and Directed by : Wes Craven
Produced by : Wes Craven, Iya Labunka, Anthony Katagas
‘My Soul To Take‘ is a thriller with a slight bit of horror but it’s not getting anywhere near ghost-horror thingy, directed by Wes Craven, who also did ‘Nightmare On Elm Street‘..
When I thought it’s some trying-too-hard-to-be-there kinda movie, the beginning of the movie got me startled and I was amazed, really..
It’s about a family guy (no not that animation Family Guy) who has some kinda mental illness and has multiple personality which got him became a serial killer in Riverton..
The starting of the movie wasn’t making any sense but who cares coz Abel Plenkov (Raul Esparza) has multiple personalities aka mental illness so we are not in for something of the norm..
The killer, Riverton Ripper is already on killing spree before you could warm your seat and your popcorn is probably still fresh hot..Like I said, I was amazed with the amount of actions..
*5 of the Riverton 7*
After some killings and car crashing, the Riverton Ripper fled, not knowing whether he’s dead or alive..
16 years have passed and come the story after that, the Riverton 7..Riverton 7 is the 7 babies that survived on their pre-matured birth on the night The Ripper is ‘killed’..
Rumors said the Ripper’s soul is still around among the Riverton 7 and things have been fine until the night of Ripper’s Day, 16-years later..
So the rumor or curse is that the Ripper will be back for more killing spree and the Riverton 7 is his target..
Riverton 7 consists of main character Adam ‘Bug’ Hellerman (Max Thieriot), Bug’s best friend Alex Dunkelman (John Magaro), Jerome King (David Whitaker), Penelope Bryte (Zena Grey), pretty girl Brittany Cunningham (Paulina Olyszynski), Jay Chan (Jeremy Chu), and big bully Brandon O’Neil (Nick Lashaway)..
IMHO, I think the character of Fang (Emily Meade) is not quite necessary but later in the movie only I realized her role in the movie is pretty much what makes the characters of the Riverton 7 of some sort..
So never underestimate the Fang, the self-appointed high school queen in Riverton..
*Brittany Cunningham being assaulted*
Things got pretty ugly with pools of blood and it’s nothing much of goriness..So don’t worry if you are afraid if you can’t handle the gory scenes, coz there’s almost none, IMO..
*Lots of surprises waiting for you*
Lots of twists and jokes in this movie and it got you thinking who is the real killer..It could be the Ripper from 16 years ago, it could be someone among the Riverton 7..
The ending is quite a surprise for me, at least..Some might want to claim their superiority by using the word ‘predictable’..
The ending isn’t really hanging around but there’s room for a sequel but I think it’s good that it stop just right there..Perhaps a prequel would be fine..
I’ll give ‘My Soul To Take’ a decent 7/10 for its early actions and the suspense throughout the movie..
Here’s the trailer..