Thursday, October 8, 2015

DRAG ME TO HELL

Drag Me To Hell Movie Review

A crazy old lady puts a hex on loan officer Christine (Alison Lohman) after Christine refuses to extend her loan, allowing the bank to foreclose on her home. Now Christine must find a way to break the curse before she's...yes...dragged to Hell. This 2009 film was a return to horror of sorts for Sam Raimi, the mastermind behind the Evil Dead trilogy, and his nod to that series is obvious in this film. Drag Me To Hell looks a lot like what The Evil Dead would have probably looked like had they had the budget for it. There is a TON of CGI in this film, which is a turn off to me.


Except this guy--awesome

Another setback to this film is the acting of Lohman. While it's not what I would call horrible, it's not particularly good either. With a film like this one expects a lead who is either ridiculously talented or so bad she's good--Lohman is just below average and not interesting in any way. That said, the supporting cast, lead by Justin Long (Jeepers Creepers), Dileep Rao (Inception), and veteran character actor David Paymer, is pretty strong. The story itself is a pretty clever and cool one, and the scenes involving blood and/or gore that are done without the use of CGI are really fun. The end is an interesting (if not predictable) one that will certainly get the viewers attention. Much like The Evil Dead trilogy of films, Drag Me To Hell is a horror film with tongue planted firmly in cheek, and delivers a nice combination of terror, comedy, blood, gore, and gross out moments. While it will never go down as a classic, this is a fun movie that I enjoy quite a bit very time I watch it.

On A Scale Of One To Ten: 7

Drag Me To Hell Trailer

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