Jake’s Take: ‘My Soul to Take’ interview with Wes Craven

My Soul to Take 3D

Directed by: Wes Craven
Cast: Max Thieriot, John Magaro, Denzel Whitaker, Zena Grey, Nick Lashaway
Running Time: 1 hr 47 mins
Rating: R
Release Date: October 8, 2010

PLOT: They thought he was dead. A serial killer returns to terrorize seven children who share the same birthday as the date they thought he died.

Jake’s Take on his interview with Wes Craven, the director of My Soul to Take

Whenever you talk to someone you consider a legend — and in my mind, it’s hard to mention the world of horror without mentioning the name Wes Craven — to outright fail to acknowledge the classics is to take advantage of an incredible opportunity. But, more often than not, many people want to focus on the film they’re promoting and don’t want to talk about the older stuff.

Still, in an interview I consider a real give-and-take of old school vs. new school movies (Really Wes? The movie you’ve made that scares you the most is My Soul to Take? REALLY?), I can’t help but be happy with how this interview turned out.

He is a classy guy who — as he will acknowledge — doesn’t put off the vibe of “master of horror” at all. And most interesting of all, his anecdote about his father proved that sometimes the thing that scares the master of horror is something that, at one time or another, has scared us all — family.

Now that is scary.

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