Synopsis: In the sleepy Massachusetts town of Riverton, legend tells of a tells of a serial killer who swore he'd return to murder seven children born on 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? Adam 'Bug' Heller, (Max Thieroit), cut from his dead mothers womb, on the last night the Riverton Ripper, wreaked havoc, is unaware of the terrifying crimes now being committed. Plagued by nightmares of the teens' murders he does not know if they hold true or if he is simply imagining the horrors. But if Bug, is to save his friends from the monster that has returned, he must face an evil that began on the day he was born.
Honestly I was hooked when I read the synopsis for My Soul to Take, and knowing Wes Cravens' work well, I really wanted to see how he ran with this urban legend style storyline. I wasn't disappointed. The pace was engaging and the ongoing twists, kept you on your toes. Wes Craven, had a real talent of leading you in one direction, when you should be looking the other. It's a really welcomed attribute, given the mainstream predictability, more common than I would like. Some people should just leave horror to the masters' or at least learn off them. There's a reason they are MASTERS!
Anyway, I digress back to My Soul to Keep'. As said in its 'caption' "Spinetingling and Perfectly Creepy!" That is was, but my spinetingling was more excitement because of the ongoing pace, twists and of course, those classically well done jump scares, especially in the opening scenes. Those were awesome, clean and definitely got the heart beating.
I also really likes the underlying storylines that flowed well with main, supporting it and giving more depth and promoting a definite curiosity. I don't think there was a death in here that was forgettable, because of character relatability. It was also great to see such a talented cast. Their performances were no where near the 'cheesy acting' associated with horror due to poor casting choices, bad writers and wanna be horror directors etc. Keep the cheesy acting for comedy horror, like Scary Movie, Tucker and Dale vs Evil, and Zombebeavers!
So would I recommend My Soul to Take? DEFINATELY! If you love Urban Legends, (not the movie) and enjoy Wes Craven's work, then definitely see this one. You won't be disappointed. Trailer courtesy of Movieclips.