Drag Me to Hell

Drag Me to Hell

Drag Me to Hell

Director Sam Raimi may have reached global recognition with his Spider-Man franchise, but once upon a time he was a revered horror director and his Evil Dead series spawned many imitators. He returns back to his unholy roots for Drag Me to Hell, a horror about a loan officer (Alison Lohman) who, after evicting an old woman from her home, finds herself the new owner of a supernatural curse. She desperately tries to save her soul while the evil forces push her to breaking point.

2009Rating: R16, contains horror scenes and violence 99 minsUSA
HorrorThriller
Director:
Sam Raimi (The 'Spider-Man' series, The 'Evil Dead' series, 'A Simple Plan', 'The Gift')
Writer:
Sam RaimiIvan Raimi
Cast:
Alison LohmanJustin LongLorna RaverDavid PaymerDileep RaoReggie Lee
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

The picture is single-mindedly devoted to pushing the audience's buttons, and who better than Raimi to do the honors?

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Total Film

Total Film

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Gaudy, ghoulish, this particular creepshow plugs into the EC Comics of the ’50s, laughing uproariously in the face of death. Forgettable, but groovy while it lasts.

3.0
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The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Drag Me to Hell has a tonic playfulness that’s unabashedly retro, an indulgent return to Mr. Raimi’s goofy, gooey roots.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

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But really it's main point is shouting "boo!" at regular intervals which it does with a ghoulish glee all the way to its nasty twist of an ending. It all makes for a welcome return to Raimi's house of horrors.

4.0
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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

With that fire in his belly, Raimi's Drag Me to Hell does everything we want a horror film to do: It is fearsomely scary, wickedly funny and diabolically gross.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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Raimi's still very much up to his old tricks, retaining that deliriously over-the-top brand of Grand Guignol horror that he had abandoned by the mid-'90s in pursuit of other genres.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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Thrilling and often hilarious, it’s good to see one of Hollywood’s most inventive directors fully reinvigorated. On this form, Spider-Man 4 should be a belter.

4.0
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Dominion Post

Dominion Post

press

Drag Me to Hell is no "great" movie, but it's a helluva entertaining one. I loved it.

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Just come back from watching this movie and i literally screamed out aloud! This is a must do for all you people out there that think you cant get scared at the movies!

5.0
0

Good to see Sam Raimi back to his Evil Dead ways, very good horror with a hilarious comedic slant at times. Well worth watching, especially for bank employees.

4.0
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I saw this courtesy of THE ROCK last night (thanks!) This is a great super natural horror/thriller that will send shivers down your spine without being gory. Agree its one to see with a crowd as it provides some hilarious scream out loud moments. The sounds effects are really effective as well.

4.0
0

Went to the Flicks Twitter screening of this (thanks!) - about the most fun you'll have in a cinema so far this year. It's horror - and there are plenty of scares and shocks - but it's more fun than terrifying. See with a big crowd. Alison Lohman (have I seen her before) is really great in the lead too - not flashy, but so watchable the whole way through.

4.0
0

Just saw it! Fantastically jumpy! I was literally holding the cinema seats for comfort and braced myself for the shocks and they still got me! WOW... A very freaky, yet funny, and fantastically cliched film (in the best cliched way possible)... If you're looking for a date movie, a bit of a thrill or some laid back gut spilling then defiantly a must see!

4.0
0

Im in awe to see this. Can't wait for the release to finally come :)

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Variety

Variety

press

The picture is single-mindedly devoted to pushing the audience's buttons, and who better than Raimi to do the honors?

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Gaudy, ghoulish, this particular creepshow plugs into the EC Comics of the ’50s, laughing uproariously in the face of death. Forgettable, but groovy while it lasts.

3.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Drag Me to Hell has a tonic playfulness that’s unabashedly retro, an indulgent return to Mr. Raimi’s goofy, gooey roots.

0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

But really it's main point is shouting "boo!" at regular intervals which it does with a ghoulish glee all the way to its nasty twist of an ending. It all makes for a welcome return to Raimi's house of horrors.

4.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

With that fire in his belly, Raimi's Drag Me to Hell does everything we want a horror film to do: It is fearsomely scary, wickedly funny and diabolically gross.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Raimi's still very much up to his old tricks, retaining that deliriously over-the-top brand of Grand Guignol horror that he had abandoned by the mid-'90s in pursuit of other genres.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Thrilling and often hilarious, it’s good to see one of Hollywood’s most inventive directors fully reinvigorated. On this form, Spider-Man 4 should be a belter.

4.0
0
Dominion Post

Dominion Post

press

Drag Me to Hell is no "great" movie, but it's a helluva entertaining one. I loved it.

0

Just come back from watching this movie and i literally screamed out aloud! This is a must do for all you people out there that think you cant get scared at the movies!

5.0
0

Good to see Sam Raimi back to his Evil Dead ways, very good horror with a hilarious comedic slant at times. Well worth watching, especially for bank employees.

4.0
0

I saw this courtesy of THE ROCK last night (thanks!) This is a great super natural horror/thriller that will send shivers down your spine without being gory. Agree its one to see with a crowd as it provides some hilarious scream out loud moments. The sounds effects are really effective as well.

4.0
0

Went to the Flicks Twitter screening of this (thanks!) - about the most fun you'll have in a cinema so far this year. It's horror - and there are plenty of scares and shocks - but it's more fun than terrifying. See with a big crowd. Alison Lohman (have I seen her before) is really great in the lead too - not flashy, but so watchable the whole way through.

4.0
0

Just saw it! Fantastically jumpy! I was literally holding the cinema seats for comfort and braced myself for the shocks and they still got me! WOW... A very freaky, yet funny, and fantastically cliched film (in the best cliched way possible)... If you're looking for a date movie, a bit of a thrill or some laid back gut spilling then defiantly a must see!

4.0
0

Im in awe to see this. Can't wait for the release to finally come :)

0