If your only experience with Sam Raimi is the Spiderman movies, then you’ve missed out on the evil dead series and thus missed out on a master at work. So it was with great anticipation that I went off to see Sam Raimi return to his horror roots.
Alison Lohman plays Christine Brown who works as a loan officer in a bank. She gets cursed after refusing a mortgage extension and bringing “shame” upon a gypsy. If she cant get rid of the curse within 3 days, all the time while being paid a visit by a goat like demon, she’ll be dragged to hell. From there on in, its time to strap on the seatbelts for a full on, bad ass rollercoaster ride. Eyes are stapled shut,eyes go flying out of sockets and come to think of it, alot of the gore revolves around eyes. Either way, lots for you to get completely grossed out by!
There’s plenty of great little frights that’ll make you jump in Drag me to Hell but there not as bad and frightening as you were lead to believe from the brilliant trailer. This makes the movie all the more enjoyable as your not completely gripping the seats or tearing the flesh off the arm of the person next to you.
Plenty of slime, goo and god knows what else fill up the screen and there’s very much a sense and style of the Evil dead series here (as to be expected) and that is no bad thing! The acting is a bit wooden at times, but for the best part the lead roles do their job and for this type of movie you cant really expect it to win Oscars.
You wont need to bring 4 or 5 changes of underpants, just the one should suffice, and the ending, while some might find predictable, I found it absolutely brilliant! Drag me to Hell is brilliant popcorn horror and a great return to form for Sam Raimi and If you learn anything from this movie, its don’t refuse a gypsy a loan extension. I really enjoyed this!