But here we are again, talking about Wes Craven. Sixteen years ago a serial killer vanished without a trace and, in a totally unrelated note: seven kids were born. Now, those kids are all having their sweet sixteens and then winding up dead. So, yeah, maybe something’s up with that missing killer guy after all.
Boys and girls, here is: “My Soul to Take.”
Credentials: 9%, Certified Rotten (Rottentomatoes.com) // 4.6 out of 10 (Imdb.com) // 25 out of 100 (Metacritic.com)
Let’s see what our dear friends the critics had in store for “My Soul to Take.”
Eric D. Snider from Film.com said: “What sinks it is Craven’s simplistic, ham-fisted writing and inert direction.”
Wesley Morris, from The Boston Globe, one-upped him and called it “the worst movie Craven’s made, perhaps ever.” Wes Craven is the same guy who used the same ending for four separate “Scream” movies and one werewolf movie, by the way. And before that, he used the same ending for “Hills Have Eyes,” “Last House on the Left” and “Nightmare on Elm Street.” So yeah, he’s had his problems in the past.
“Everyone in front of and behind the camera look and feel like they're lifting the heaviest, least horrifying ton of bricks invented,” raved David White, from Movies.com.
So what do I have to look forward to here? “My Soul to Take ends up being mere Chucky cheese,” said D.K. Holm, from the Vancouver Voice. I don’t know what that means.Bumblebee tuna.