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      Soultaker

      R 1990 1h 35m Horror List
      0% Tomatometer 5 Reviews 29% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings The Angel of Death's messenger (Joe Estevez) brings a young woman (Vivian Schilling) and her three friends to the afterlife. Read More Read Less

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      Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 2/5 Oct 27, 2005 Full Review Kevin Carr 7M Pictures Much better with the MST-3K guys riffing on it. Rated: 2/5 Aug 25, 2005 Full Review Rob Thomas Capital Times (Madison, WI) Stealing lives, two hours at a time. Rated: 0/5 Apr 28, 2005 Full Review Eric D. Snider EricDSnider.com Rated: 1/5 Feb 28, 2005 Full Review Greg Maki Star-Democrat (Easton, MD) Rated: 0/5 Jan 30, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Writer Vivian Schilling told Fangoria about this movie: "When I was 18, just out of high school, I went to a party with a girlfriend. A guy offered us a ride home, someone we thought we knew pretty well. He didn't look wasted or anything, but when we got in the car he started driving really crazy. We were going very fast and hit a tree; I was in the front seat and was literally buried in the dashboard. It was bad. For a moment as I was sitting there. I thought I was going to die. I always felt lucky to have lived through that, but it also made me wonder. What if I was supposed to die and didn't know it?" So they made a movie where Robert Z'Dar played the Angel of Death and Joe Estevez was his Soultaker, years before Final Destination, and Schilling even appears in the movie as one of the souls chased by death itself. After the surprising success of this low budget film, a sequel was planned with James Earl Jones, Faye Dunaway, Donald Sutherland and William Shatner discussed as being in the cast and director Tibor Takács being picked to helm the picture. Funding was never found and Schilling eventually turned that script into her book Quietus. Director Michael Rissi also made Terror Eyes, which also starred Schilling. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member This is a fun movie. Vivian Schilling is gorgeous and she's a great actress. The creeps at MST3K ripped this movie, but what have they done except play with puppets and trash the work of others? Bill Corbett who played Crow T. Robot wrote the horrible movie Meet Dave. Soultaker had a budget of $242,000 while Meet Dave cost 60-100 million. I wish Vivian would release this on dvd with an audio commentary featuring her and Estevez. Or better yet, make a sequel! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/02/23 Full Review Audience Member Saw the Mystery Science Theater version and that was the only thing working for it. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/18/23 Full Review Audience Member The only good thing about this movie was when it was on MST 3000 Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/26/23 Full Review Audience Member The byproduct of when people with no talent write and star in their own movies (M. Night Shamaylan are you listening?), Soultaker uses this formula to create a perfect storm of bad film making. "Starring" Joe Estevez, brother of Martin Sheen (were Don Swayze and Joey Travolta busy?), Soultaker is about a group of teens who get into a car accident because their stereotypical 80s douchebag buddy, who can only be described as a homeless man's Brian Bosworth, crashes them into a tree. Preordained to die, the two protagonists tempt fate and survive, but in a comatose state (the audience can relate) and now they must escape the Soultaker as he tracks them down in a sort of dream world as he tries to take their souls. It's "The Final Sacrifice" meets "Nightmare on Elm Street" meets "Final Destination" meets an extra chromosome. The amazing part of this movie is that nearly 2 decades before the advent of modern 3D movie technology, they made it feel like Joe Estevez was actually popping out of the screen and taking my soul as I watched this movie. However, the true star of the picture is the jaw of Robert Z'Dar. A snub on the list of the 8 Modern Wonders of the World if there ever was one, your jaw will drop (pardon the pun) when you catch a glimpse of this guy. Forget 3D, this guy's jaw is in 4D. He puts the "man" in mandible. What was I saying? Oh yeah, best movie ever. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Audience Member So bad it's good, with a scene stealing performance by Joe Estevez (yes, Martin Sheen's brother). It's more enjoyable with MSTK3's riff. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis The Angel of Death's messenger (Joe Estevez) brings a young woman (Vivian Schilling) and her three friends to the afterlife.
      Director
      Michael Rissi
      Producer
      Eric Parkinson, Connie Kingrey
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Horror
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (DVD)
      Oct 4, 2005
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $44.0K
      Runtime
      1h 35m