Drag Me To Hell
- Director:Sam Raimi
- Cast:Alison Lohman, Justin Long, Lorna Raver
- Release Date:December 28, 2009
- The Film:4.0
- The Disc:3.0
"...throws you around when you least expect it..."
While many horror films fall victim to the curse of predictability, Sam Raimi's Drag Me To Hell is one that manages to remain untouched by such evil.
Following Raimi's preoccupation with three Spider-man films, Drag Me To Hell marks the director's return to the horror genre since his much loved The Evil Dead trilogy, and it definitely goes some way to making up for the 17 year absence.
Packed with horrifying hilarity and absurdity, Drag Me To Hell follows the predicament of Christine Brown (Alison Lohman), a bank loaner whose fatal decision to withhold a mortgage extension on an old gypsy woman's house leads to a curse that will have her soul burning in hell for eternity.
With the support of her perfect boyfriend, Clay Dalton (Justin Long) and a psychic called Rham Jas (Dileep Rao), Christine must escape the clutches of a so-called Lamia demon that will quite literally drag her to hell after three days of psychologically torturing her.
Like the demon, Lamia, Drag Me To Hell throws you around when you least expect it so that silent tension and genuine fear can be hurled straight into nonsensical humour and just plain disgusting gags without the slightest warning. And like the shadow puppetry of the evil spirits that creep along walls and under doors throughout the movie, Raimi's distinctive comedic charm can be felt like a constant presence through the bizarre qualities of the characters, the clever reworking of old and tried horror conventions and blatant slapstick moments.
With its precious kittens and mouthfuls of fists, Drag Me To Hell will be made available with an additional special features disc that reveals the production process in the form of video diaries full of interviews, rehearsal footage and goats...