Excerpt: While trying to get a promotion at work, loan officer Christine Brown (Alison Lohman) runs afoul of a mysterious old gypsy woman (Lorna Raver) and finds herself on the receiving end of an ancient gypsy curse that terrorizes her with demonic visions and worse. Her boyfriend (Justin Long) tries to be supportive, but there's little he can do to help her as the evil forces get closer, so they seek the aid from psychic seer Rham Jas (Dileep Rao), who seems to be out of his...
Excerpt: You’ve got to hand it to director Sam Raimi. The man has been behind one of the biggest cult classics of all-time with “Evil Dead II” and at the other end of the spectrum, he”s helmed three of the most commercially successful movies with the “Spider-Man” franchise. Now, arguably the “Spider-Man” films came later in his career and I’m sure Raimi’s not hurting financially.
Excerpt: With the superb Drag Me to Hell , writer/director Sam Raimi couldn't announce any more audaciously his intentions to break free from the constricting web of mega-budget superhero franchises, and return to the gross-out comedy-horror genre that made him famous. Before it even begins, the signs are there.
Excerpt: Everything that happens in Drag Me to Hell reverts back the source: a sweater button. If you can’t find the humor in someone’s entire soul resting on the fate of a cursed button, than Sam Raimi’s humor does not fit your tastes. Absurdly entertaining is one way to describe everything about Drag Me to Hell .
Excerpt: The Film Didn't your mom ever tell you to be nice to old gypsy ladies with glass eyes? If not, you may be in trouble. At least if there's any truth to Drag Me to Hell . Director Sam Raimi ( Spider-Man , Evil Dead ) gets back to his evil roots with this creepy tale of torture and terror. The pawn in this game is a cute, perky Christine (Alison Lohman). The girl just can't get ahead -- that is, until she decides to deny a creepy old woman (Lorna Raver) a bank extension.
Conclusion: Despite some crushingly weak special features, this 'Drag Me to Hell' Blu-ray still gets a "Must Own" designation. The movie is nothing short of a new genre classic, and the audio and video are absolutely flawless. This is a movie that will grow on you, and one you can watch over and over and over again. While you've got to commend Universal for the audio and video, some special features sure would have been nice. No matter.
Summary: Sam Raimi's long-awaited, triumphant return to horror has come at last. Despite its teen-friendly rating and restrained gore, Drag Me to Hell is a fierce, nasty, ugly slice of Raimi's twisted talent; a ballsy throwback to '80s frightfest filmmaking that draws upon the same brazen madness and guttural ferocity that have made Evil Dead and its ilk such infectious genre staples.
Excerpt: The other day I was dragged to Drag Me to Hell . Despite all my big talk about being a horror movie expert, I haven’t kept up with the recent barrage of horror films. And why should I? Few of them have been worth my nine bucks at the movie theatre, rarely being screened for the critics and when they have been, receiving dirt-poor reviews. Drag Me to Hell is the first horror flick in recent memory that hasn’t been critically chopped to pieces.