MY SOUL TO TAKE
With Max Thieriot, Zena Grey, Paulina Olszynski, John Magaro, Denzel Whitaker, Nick Lashaway, Jeremy Chu
Written & Directed by Wes Craven
Seven children were born on the day the multi-personality Riverton Ripper disappeared (believed to be dead). But the Ripper seems to be back when on their 16th birthday the Riverton Seven get murdered one by one. Bug is one of the seven, and becomes the center of the bloody mess.
Craven has created some memorable horror themes over the decades, from Last House On The Left and Hills Have Eyes, to Nightmare On Elm Street and Scream. Here he unfortunately fails to make that same impact, delivering what is essentially a slash-by-numbers teen flick, combining some vague elements from his greatest hits into a current setting. What you can be assured getting is a conglomerate of very irritating American teen characters (especially the highly smackable Fang, a little bitch everyone inexplicably seems to fear). Not my favourite Craven movie.
Bonus features include an alternate opening and alternate endings, deleted and extended scenes, and a commentary track with Wes Craven and the cast.
2 / C
5 - Blistering
4 - Hot
3 - Smolder
2 - Room Temperature
1 - Fizzled
0 - Extinguished