After watching Darkman this morning, I coincidentally had lined up on my queue another Sam Raimi movie to continue the October EYG Halloween Horror Bingefest. It was unintentional but it did make a solid double feature. This was Drag me to Hell.
A young bank loan officer Christine (Alison Lohman) rejects an old woman’s request for an extension and evicts her. The woman (Lorna Raver) went crazy and placed a gypsy curse on Christine, a curse that would bring forth a demon that would drag Christine to Hell.
This was a lot of fun and had a lot of the same flavor of the Ash vs. The Evil Dead TV series from a few years ago. I loved that series and this movie certainly feels like a perquisite for that.
There were plenty of sudden gross-out jump scares that worked remarkably well in the movie and, once again, you did not have any questions about who the director of this movie was. It had Sam Raimi’s fingerprints all over it.
Drag Me To Hell is a riot, filled with funny moments and some great scary situations. The film looks great and uses effects that are well used.
Justin Long played Christine’s boyfriend and he does a great job in a supporting role and he plays a huge part in the conclusion of the film.
This is great fun and I would put this up with several of the other Raimi films.