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Soul Survivors (2001)

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A co-ed is caught between the world of the living and the dead.


Stephen Carpenter (as Steve Carpenter)


Stephen Carpenter (as Steve Carpenter)





Cast overview, first billed only:
Melissa Sagemiller ... Cassie
Wes Bentley ... Matt
Casey Affleck ... Sean
Eliza Dushku ... Annabel
Angela Featherstone ... Raven
Luke Wilson ... Jude
Allen Hamilton ... Dr. Haverston
Ken Moreno ... Hideous Dancer
Carl Paoli ... Deathmask
Barbara E. Robertson ... Margaret (as Barbara Robertson)
Richard Pickren Richard Pickren ... Ben
Candace Kroslak ... Cool Blond (as Candace Kaye Kroslak)
Ryan Kitley ... Young Cop
Rick Snyder Rick Snyder ... Father McManus
Danny Goldberg Danny Goldberg ... Campus Cop


College freshman Cassandra "Cassie" steps into a nightmare of otherworldly visitations after surviving a devastating car accident. Haunted by a grim reaper of a far different kind, her only hope is to cling to chance encounters with her lost love Sean and the aid of a mysterious young priest named Father Jude. It is the spirit of Sean, her soul mate, who guides her to love, but it is her friends Matt, Annabel and Annabel's morose friend Raven who try to draw her to the dark side. Written by Brian Berger

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The World of the Dead and the World of the Living... are About to Collide.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for terror/violence, sexuality and some substance abuse | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


James Marsden turned down the role of Sean in favor of the part of Scott Summers/Cyclops in X-Men (2000). See more »


A crewmember is reflected in a big mirror in Cassie's room. See more »


Sean: If you stay here, you'll die.
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Alternate Versions

The Video and DVD releases include the unedited "R" rated version (called 'the Killer Cut'), featuring:
  • A different opening to the movie. This establishes how the scarred and masked men are killers. They attack a girl named Kathy who leaves a party. She has the same symbol that is stamped onto her hand as Cassie and the others. The killers grab her, throw her to the ground, tape her mouth shut, and then slit her wrists, squeezing the blood out of the cut.
  • A briefly shown scene of a girl with a see-through top at the Rave party. The brief sex scene between Cassie and Sean is stronger. It shows her remove her top(facing away from the camera).
  • The lesbian scene between Annabel and Raven is stronger too. They are shown kissing more graphically (licking each others tongues), and then Annabel rips open Raven's shirt which shows her breasts to the camera. Annabel then very briefly caresses Raven's breasts before running away.
  • Cassie opens up a locker to find that her dinosaur that she grabbed in the beginning has been decapitated with blood all over the inside of the locker and on the dinosaur's head and body.
  • The scene where Cassie is chased by the killer has more blood. After she has smashed the light bulb over the killers' head and gotten grabbed by him again, she plunges the light bulb through his stomach and it shows it come out the other side. Lots of blood then pours out of the tube onto the ground.
  • The scene where Cassie dreams that the drill goes near her head has been made longer. It actually shows the drill go into her head, which causes blood to come out.
  • The scene where Annabel and Raven are in the bathroom at the Rave has more to it. When Cassie enters the bathroom, a guy runs out of the stall where Cassie and Raven are. Then when Cassie looks around the corner to see whats gong on in the stall, Annabel is standing up with her legs spread to Raven. Raven brings her head back from being close to between Annabel's legs, and says "love these unisex bathrooms".
  • 4 uses of the word "fuck": (2 from Annabel in the bar, 1 from Cassie in the bar, 1 from Matt inside a car, outside of the Rave).
  • An alternate ending in which Cassie wakes up besides Sean and sits up in bed, grabbing her chest/neck and gasping for breath. Sean then sits up and asks her "That dream again?" to which she nods yes.
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Performed by Supreme Beings of Leisure
Courtesy of Palm
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User Reviews

Okay movie at best, seen much worse!
15 June 2014 | by atinderSee all my reviews

By the poster, you maybe thinking it's be slasher movie as

cash from scream time but it was not.

The movie start with bunch of teens been to party, As getting into car, Boy girlfriend ending kissing best friends, who is boy to her best Friend .

Then they end up crashing, As movie tries to be very clever but there give you far to many hints of what is not real and not real at all.

So you know story as soon as the crash happened and it's worth with tense moments, it okay to watch.

The acting was not bad at all, very decent from cast,

5 out 10 This movie some-what predicable , As seem done be and much better

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Release Date:

7 September 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Soul Survivors See more »


Box Office


$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,140,698, 9 September 2001

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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