#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – 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 last night the Riverton Ripper wrecked havoc on that terrifying night. Unaware of terrifying crimes being committed to the seven children, he has been plagued by nightmares of their murders while not aware if they hold true or if he is simply imagining the images that haunt him. 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.
Plot: A serial killer returns to his hometown to stalk seven children who share the same birthday as the date he was allegedly put to rest.
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My Soul to Take – Worst Movie of the Year
I was damn near excited to finally see another Wes Craven film on the big screen! So, I gladly walked into the midnight screening of, “My Soul to Take.” And? I left completely disappointed. It’s sad to say but I believe this to be one of Craven’s worst movies. Why you ask? I’ll do my best to tell you why. My Soul to Take starts off with a man finding out that he’s the Riverton Ripper by finding the killer’s signature knife hidden in his garage. Oh, and we as an audience find out that he has multiple personalities through a very confusing WTF moment. He then unknowingly takes the knife to his pregnant wife, to himself, and almost to his daughter but the cops gun him down. While they take him to the hospital, the ambulance crashes and he escapes and supposedly dies. Flashforward sixteen years and we find that the Riverton Ripper legend is a celebrated holiday amongst the young children, seeing as how seven of those teenagers were born the night he supposedly died. I think you can see where this is going… Anywho, I did my best to try and enjoy this movie but no matter how hard I tried, there always seemed to be something in the movie that made me dislike it even more. It feels like someone came up to Craven while he was writing and said, “You know, we got to appeal to today’s audience so…. write the characters like this.” And yadda, yadda, yadda. Anyone who’s anyone knows that Wes Craven is the Father of today’s horror film tactics but it seems that this film is dry when it comes to those tactics. This film wasn’t even scary, spooky, or suspenseful in any way. It was downright confusing as hell and suffered the one thing that horror movies suffer today: I didn’t give a rats ass about these character. Hell, as soon as you’re introduced to them, you want them to die! Hell, you probably might want to kill them yourself! I’m definitely going to make light of one scene where a blind kid on his death bed goes into a 5 minute monologue of how he got stabbed. What’s funny about this is that he somehow climbed up the side of a house, crawled through a window, hid in a closet, and attacked the main character mistaking him for the killer….. all while blind. And he takes 5 minutes to discuss this and dies. Wow… where to begin? You know what, I’ll leave it at that. This plot was congested with confusing story lines, bad acting (except for the sister named Fang), and an even more confusing pay off. I never thought I’d say this but I believe Craven has definitely lost his horror touch. If anything though, this is definitely worth a rental. Oh, and before I finish this review, let me tell you here and now that this is among one of the three movies this year with the WORST 3D conversions. The latter being Clash of the Titans and the Last Airbender. This movie’s 3D serves no purpose whatsoever. So, to save a few bucks, see it in 2D. Or don’t see it at all. Trust me, you’re not missing anything.
RATING – 5 OUT OF 10.
Poorly written, ill-conceived & lacking in Craven’s expert touch
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. The same night of the Ripper’s capture & supposed death, seven children (later to be called ‘The Riverton Seven’) are born prematurely & simultaneously in the town. Now, in present day, Riverton still feels uneasy about the possibility of the Ripper’s return, even those who believe he’s dead. These worries are brought to life when one of the Riverton Seven is found dead, sending the town into a panic. Could it be possible that the Ripper is back? Or is there another madman on the loose taking his place on the sixteen-year anniversary of the Ripper’s downfall?
It must be difficult to release new horror films as Wes Craven or virtually any legendary filmmaker. He started his career with a bang releasing two of the most famous horror films of the 1970s, ‘Last House on the Left’ and ‘The Hills Have Eyes.’ After that, he had success in the slasher subgenre with ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ & the ‘Scream’ series. Therefore, to release yet another slasher, it’s obvious that there will be comparisons to those important entries in the subgenre. The problem comes about when the film being compared to the classics is, let’s face it, just really not good at all.
To start out with the positives on ‘My Soul to Take,’ because there aren’t a whole lot, the concept is pretty interesting. It has kind of a ‘Fallen’ (1998) feel to it with the possibility that a killer’s soul may have traveled and no one knows whom to trust. There are also some creative elements to the film that had nothing to do with the plot (the Condor scene, for one) that added a nice touch to the entertainment value, though none of them are really important enough to have a lasting impact on the film’s quality. Finally, the acting from the teens is, surprisingly, pretty darn good. Typically, in a film focusing on younger kids, you’ll get solid (or at least superior) acting from the adults & subpar performances from the children. Here, the kids were actually the impressive ones, especially Emily Meade as Fang and Max Thieriot as Bug, while the adults were pretty much unbearable to watch.
To be fair to the above-mentioned inadequate actors, they didn’t have a lot to work with so that is one excuse they can use to save face. In fact, this film had some of the most poorly written, stilted, contrived dialogue you’ll find in a wide-release horror film. Not only were the characters always saying something stupidly embarrassing (especially the dumb jock Brandon), but the entire third act of the film basically had the killer & victims fully explaining all the secrets of the film like a James Bond villain revealing his plan, pretty much assuming that the entire audience is too stupid to understand the film. Add the embarrassing dialogue to the completely convoluted story, and this becomes one of the worst scripts Wes Craven has ever worked with. And that includes ‘Shocker.’ And that’s the real issue here. If you don’t have a solid script, it’s almost impossible to have a solid film. This was far from solid. While the story wasn’t difficult to understand, it did try too hard to be overly complex. It also had a lot of influence from Craven’s own previous work, some of which seemed like straight repeated elements of his other films. The awful writing also extended to the Ripper himself. Similar to Freddy in the later sequels of the ‘Elm Street’ saga, the Ripper always had some silly one-liner that he grunted out, each of which being more (unintentionally?) hilarious than the last. If you’re trying to put forth a serious horror film like this was attempting to be, don’t make the killer silly. He’s the one character the audience should NOT be laughing at.
The final gripe to have with this film is the highway robbery that is the post-converted 3D. It was downright pathetic theft. The effects were barely noticeable and completely useless. There was literally almost no difference whatsoever between the 3D & 2D: nothing flying from the screen, no depth to the images, nothing. Just another way for the studio to grab another $2-3 from the theatre-goers’ pockets.
Overall, it must be said that this film is entertaining. It’s never really boring at all, but a lot of this entertainment came from waiting for the next ridiculous thing to happen. It’s sad to say, but it must be said. . . if ‘Scream 4’ isn’t a bounceback after this film the way ‘Red Eye’ was after ‘Cursed,’ the future for Wes after his illustrious decades-long career does not look too promising.
Final Verdict: 3.5/10.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 47 min (107 min), 1 hr 47 min (107 min) (USA), 1 hr 47 min (107 min) (Argentina)
Genre Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Director Wes Craven
Writer Wes Craven
Actors Max Thieriot, John Magaro, Denzel Whitaker, Zena Grey
Awards 1 nomination.
Production Company Corvus Corax
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arricam LT, Arricam ST
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Super 35 (3-perf) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic), D-Cinema (also 3-D version)