Before we show the trailer, here's a little about Craven's pre-Scream 4 return to horror (courtesy of Bloody Disgusting): "As legend has it, a notorious serial slayer will return to the sleepy community of Riverdale to finish off the seven children born on the night he purportedly died. But is the slayer really dead, or is he still at large? Or has the mysterious evil personality that once impelled his bloody spree entered the body of an unwary teen, who will now be compelled to do his evil bidding?"
Alternate synopsis: From writer/director Wes Craven comes a thriller that warns us evil is working 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. And if you have any chance of beating it, you'll have to fight for your life My Soul to Take (aka 25/8). 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, or did he survive the night he was left for dead?
[Join us after the jump for the trailer, courtesy of Yahoo.]
I could be wrong, but I got A Nightmare on Elm Street meets Shocker vibe from the trailer. Released in 1989, Shocker starred The X-Files Mitch Pileggi as a body-hopping serial killer and and actor-turned-director Peter Berg (Battleship, The Kingdom, The Rundown) as the hero with a not-so-mysterious connection to the killer.
Produced by Rogue Studios and distributed by Universal Studios, My Soul to Take arrives in theaters on October 8th, 2010.
So what did you think of the trailer? Will you check out My Soul to Take in theaters? Or wait until DVD/Blu-Ray or cable (premium or otherwise)? Or will you skip My Soul to Take and wait for Scream 4 to hit theaters? Sound off in the comments with your thoughts on Wes Craven's latest foray into the horror genre.