Another Friday means another piece of (good or bad) cinema history! Keeping with the birthday theme this week's film features a whole bunch of sweet sixteen teens that are far from enjoying their day. It's also directed by one of the masters of horror. Enjoy!
Every Friday at the Laughing Vixen Lounge Blog is Fear Friday. Fear Fridays are a celebration of all films spooky. Horror is a very broad genre and the Lounge loves it all. Each Friday you will find a review of a different film. These can range from Classic Horror (black and white and cheesy), Thrillers (suspense, jumps and a good mystery), outright Horror (chop chop, slash slash, die die) and anything else in between.
So pop some popcorn, kill the lights and enjoy tonight's selection. And please, share your comments on the film. Bad or good let me know what you thought of it. And now, my little ghouls and dolls, the Laughing Vixen Lounge Blog is proud to present this week's film.
Fear Friday - My Soul To Take
Tagline - Only One Has The Power To Save Their Souls
Directed by Wes Craven (Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream) and released on October 8, 2010 by Rogue (Rated R). A serial killer vows to return and murder the seven children who were born on the day he was killed. Sixteen years later, on the their birthday, the legend looks to be coming true.
While Wes Craven has made better movies, and some way worse ones, this was a pretty good watch. Not too scary or gory but interesting enough to hold my attention. It kept me guessing 'til the end and entertained me for an hour and a half. If you haven't seen it give it a try when there's nothing better on the TV.
Take a look at the original trailer (spoilers beware!)
Some trivia about the movie...
1. This is the first film that Wes Craven has both written and directed since New Nightmare.
2. In an attempt to promote the film, Rogue Pictures staged a fake stabbing at the movies premiere and posted it onto the popular video viewing site YouTube, which showed a man being "stabbed" in front of Wes Craven and the rest of the cast of the movie, using a plastic knife. The video was then later confirmed to be fake.
3. Originally titled '25/8'. Wes Craven announced on October 19, 2009 that the title was changed.
4. The title 'My Soul to Take' was taken from the children's prayer: "Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep. If I should die before I wake, I pray the Lord my soul to take."