A slight, teen-centric drama in which the main characters just happen to be aspiring Satanists, Estonian pic “Where Souls Go” reps an Afterschool Special of sorts with a difference. Third feature by helmer Rainer Sarnet plays out this premise with an entirely straight face, making for weird but not entirely unwatchable viewing. However, judging by pic’s short-lived appearance on the domestic B.O. charts after its opening last October (cuming some $75,000), even locals didn’t come out with enough support to take “Souls” far.
When her pregnant mother (Viire Valdma) turns into a moody bitch, high-schooler Ann (Ragne Veensalu) decides to use a satanic website to put a curse on her unborn brother. After the baby is born with a defective heart, however, Ann desperately tries to contact Lucifer himself by enlisting the aid of fellow student and out-and-out Goth babe Maya (Lenna Kuurmaa), who knows the right sort of people. There’s a vague Sapphic feel to the girls’ developing friendship, and hints that Ann’s stepfather (Ivo Uukkivi) may harbor incestuous feelings, but nothing much comes of either. Tech credits are just OK.