First Official Trailer for Wes Craven’s ‘My Soul To Take’

Published 5 years ago by , Updated March 15th, 2013 at 12:30 pm,

My Soul to Take Wes Craven First Official Trailer for Wes Cravens My Soul To Take

Yahoo has debuted the first trailer for the new suspense horror/thriller My Soul To Take, from horror legend Wes Craven. It has been a long time since Craven wrote a movie that he also directed (the last one was New Nightmare back in 1994) but that all changes with this new slasher-fest.

We reported on My Soul To Take last December with [SPOILER ALERT] an unofficial behind-the-scenes picture revealing the film’s killer. Half of you will want to check that out if you missed it, while the other half (myself included) will want to remained unspoiled.

The plot for the film isn’t exactly the most original premise in the world, but it’s a basic container for the kind of slasher antics that Craven is known and loved for. Here’s the teasing plot synopsis:

In the sleepy town of Riverton, legend tells of a serial killer who swore he would return to murder the seven children born 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? Only one of the kids knows the answer…

Now that you have a better idea what the film is about, check out the first trailer below:

As a bonus, here’s the new one-sheet poster and some images from the movie:

My Soul To Take poster First Official Trailer for Wes Cravens My Soul To Take

Some hammy acting and clichés aside, I think this looks like a pretty effective slasher film. Despite Wes Craven not having done a heck of a lot this past decade, having his name above the title won’t exactly hurt the film’s exposure, as there are a lot of people who fondly remember his horror classics A Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream.

I know there are a lot of you who probably groaned when you that My Soul To Take is being released in 3D, but are you really surprised? It’s gotten to the point where its news if a movie is NOT in 3D, and a slasher film (with weapons being swung about and hands lunging out of nowhere) is a prime candidate to take things into the third dimension. I’m not saying it’s a good thing but just that it’s not in any way surprising.

I’m not the world’s biggest horror fan and the slasher sub-genre is one I find particularly lacking in creativity a lot of the time. For every good slasher film there is there’s two that are bad. But if anyone’s going to come along and deliver one of the good ones again it’s Craven.

My Soul To Take slashes its way into theaters on October 8th, 2010. If you’re not interested in seeing it and want something a little more familiar then you can look forward to Craven’s next written/directed film, Scream 4, which opens on April 15th, 2011.

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  1. are they sure its got an R rating, it has a PG-13 feel to it.

    • Yes, it’s R-rated. From the MPAA (via IMDB) – “Rated R for strong bloody violence, and pervasive language including sexual references.” I guess the trailer has to hide a lot of that stuff because it has to be safe for general audiences.

      • ahhhh, thanks ross, this’ll make up for the terrible Red Eye movie he gave us a while back :)

        • No problem.

          Oh yeah! I totally forgot he directed that one. I didn’t mind it actually for what it was but I’ll admit it wasn’t great :P

  2. The name “Bug” is discerning to say the least. It bothers me every time I hear it in the trailer which is like 20 times. Other than that it looks like semi decent hour and a half of entertainment.

  3. Looks like it could be fun… Just one thing I hope they explain: Since I’m a supersticious sourt, if I was a parent and such a threat was made, and especially if one of those kids turned up dead, I’d pack my kid up and leave (although I’d probably have moved away long ago). Then what.

  4. How is it weapons are so available to minors in small towns on the East Coast? haha

    • From where any other reular minor gets it, their parents.

      • anything can be a weapon these days, you just gotta be creative

  5. Really don’t see how 3D will help the viewing experience in this movie.

  6. geez… is it just me or does this seem like Nightmare on Elm Street 9/10?

  7. “7 children that were born the night he died” so with their being 8 kids in the poster shouldn’t it be easy to find out. Maybe its the one that wasn’t born in the same day and/or isn’t from the same town.

  8. Might not be his best movie, but I am still looking forward to it! Love the poster!

  9. sounds alot like a night mare on elm street imo all the way down to ‘only one can save them’. i’ve been waiting quite a while for this, mainly because i really liked craven’s hills have eyes remake (not #2 the one before it).i’ll prob get this when it pops up on either the net or at my local dvd store.


  11. As a hardcore fan of Craven’s earlier work I’ll be seeing both “My Soul to Take” and “Scream 4″ when they hit theaters, probably on opening night.

    If only Craven had been the name stamped on this year’s “NoES” remake… I might actually have stayed awake through the entire screening. Instead I spent a good half of that movie dreaming I was another movie sitting beside some douche named Jackie Earle Haley wearing an ape mask who kept stealing my popcorn and talking over all the good parts.

    Welcome back, Craven… show ‘em how it’s done!

  12. Yes but THEY STOLE THE NAME OF MY POEM!!!!!!!!

  13. Couldn’t even finish watching the trailer. This looks freakin’ terrible. Gotta fire that casting director.

  14. is this rated R movie inapropreate for teens like 15, or 16 and up please answer this question thank you

  15. Wes Craven aand Corey Taylor of Slipknot did an amazing interview together! I love Wes Craven!!