Yahoo has thrown up the trailer for Wes Craven’s new 3D “suspense thriller,” My Soul To Take, which tells the spooky tale of the sleepy town of Riverton, where legend has it that a serial killer swore he would return to murder the seven children born the night he died. Now, 16 years later, people are disappearing again… wait, this sounds sorta familiar.
I love Craven. The man hasn’t been giving us much good of late, but let’s not forget that a lot of people had given up on him back in the mid 90’s, then he dropped Scream* on us. So fool that I am, I like to remain optimistic. And even though I’m sure he’d like to grow and spread his wings as a filmmaker beyond the horror ghetto, I’m always happy when he isn’t making a Meryl Streep/Gloria Estefan movie, regardless of what a steaming shitmare Cursed was. But boy o’ boy… My Soul To Take. This thing looks like eight kinds of mediocre, with a strong chance of total shit lurking in the distance.
It has a couple good looking shots, but that’s just me grasping at the positive. This don’t look promising. If nothing else, this is a lousy ass trailer. That fucking song in the last half… Jesus. Why? Who picked that? Let me slap them.
Pray for our souls, Bug.
* Scream has its haters, but these people are nuts and generally are just blaming the film for its imitators and sequels. Which is stupid. You don’t have to like it, but you can’t call it bad.