Soul to take

The film's poster.

My Soul to Take is a 2010 American supernatural-thriller film, written and directed by Wes Craven.

The film did not perform well at the box office. Having been made on an estimated budget of $25,000,000, it earned less than $16,000,000 in the United States.

My Soul to Take was rated R by the Motion Picture Association for strong and gory violence and continuous use of bad language, including sexual references.


Abel Plenkov, a man who suffers from multiple personality disorder and schizophrenia and whose alter ego is 'The Riverton Ripper' murders his pregnant wife and counselor Dr. Blake. When he dies later that night, his multiple personalities are transferred to the souls of seven children who were born prematurely that same night.

Sixteen years later, Adam Bug Hellerman and six other children celebrate their 16th birthday. Throughout the day, 5 of the 7 children are brutally killed by the Riverton Ripper including Jay, Penelope, Brandon, Brittany, and Jerome. Bug's adoptive mother is killed also, as well as the police officer, Detective Paterson, who had been investigating the murders 16 years earlier. Bug's older sister Leah Fang Hellerman is wounded but survives.

Bug finds out he is the son of the Ripper, Abel Plenkov. After the Ripper kills people in the Hellerman house, Bug's best friend Alex crawls through the window and Bug realizes that the Ripper's soul is transferred to Alex's body. Alex reveals he murdered his abusive stepfather. After a brief struggle, Bug manages to kill Alex and send the Ripper's soul to Hell.

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