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October 7, 2010 / TerranceTheTrailerTrasher

My Soul To Take

Michael the Moviegoer – @@

“My name is Adam Hellerman, but everyone calls me Bug.” That has got to be one of the dumbest lines I ever heard. This looks like your standard slasher movie with the bizarre added twist of body soul-switching. The only thing that suggests it might be better than the trailer is the fact that it was directed by Wes Craven, a master of this genre. But I suspect it will only appeal to those who were fans of films like “The Butterfly Effect” or “Final Destination.” Not for me.

Terrance the Trailer Trasher – @@

There are a couple of things I like about this trailer. The title, for one. I can’t believe it hasn’t been used before for a horror film. And the way the voiceover is cut off in the beginning just before he says the title, like the narrator is going “WTF was that?” What a creepy bit of suspense, for a trailer. The idea of pulling together a bunch of kids born on the same day a local, legendary serial killer was killed sounds like a ridiculous contrivance. Could be a fun rental on a dark and stormy night. However, a better rental for you, Michael, would be the brilliant time travel thriller “The Butterfly Effect.” You could not possibly have seen it if you think you can in any way compare it to a “standard slasher.” There is no bogeyman in it and no one is even killed!

Michael’s Rebuttal:

You’re right. I didn’t mean to suggest that “The Butterfly Effect” was a slasher film. It isn’t. But it is the kind of B-level afterthought-of-a-theatrical-release that I expect “My Soul To Take” will be like. Just like Quentin Tarantino’s 70s grindhouse-style spoofs, in the 70s these are the types of movies that would have opened at Drive-In theaters.

“My Soul To Take” will be ready to take your soul to theatres this Halloween weekend, starting October 29, 2010.

We’ll be back next week with four more trailer reviews including Danny Boyle’s follow-up to his 2008 Oscar winner and the latest from director Clint Eastwood.

In the mean time, leave us a comment and let Terry know if you can figure out what the hell Michael is smoking if sees any resemblance between two movies that are as different from each other as “Gandhi” and “Grease.”

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