Drag Me to Hell


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Sam Raimi making the kind of movie Sam Raimi should make.

This probably isn't for everyone, but I really enjoyed it. Raimi is really skilled at mixing jump-out-atcha! scares with slapstick goofery. It aint going to change the world, but its a good time at the movies.

If you have a weak stomach you'll probably think its overly gross at times, but Raimi always tempers these moments with a bit of a wink.

I was most shocked with:
No Bruce Campbell?! WTF?


Not even a tiny cameo? Are you certain? The walls of my world have come crashing down...


Some of the old Evil Dead type Raimi-isms and the CGI didn't quite work for me, but I was so grateful to have a big schlocky horror film like this. It's been a long time. Oh, and the budget was good. I'd watch it again and I'm really glad to see Raimi doing horror again.


The Jade wrote:
Some of the old Evil Dead type Raimi-isms and the CGI didn't quite work for me. . .

I'll agree with this:
The "Dancing Demon" at the seance was a bit stupid, the eyeballs in the mouth took me out (homage to himself?) and the CGI moment at the very end was poorly executed.

But most of the "Raimi-isms" were fine examples of a director working comfortably within his oeuvre. The fight with the old woman in the car was priceless. I almost shot Mr. Pibb from my nose at the hag's expression after she got hit in the face with a stapler. and I wasn't even drinking Mr. Pibb.

. . .and yes. I used the word "oeuvre". I'll admit it. My farts smell like roses.


d13 wrote:
The Jade wrote:
Some of the old Evil Dead type Raimi-isms and the CGI didn't quite work for me. . .
** spoiler omitted **

I agree with your spoiler. You nailed the exact part that failed to impress.


Best horror movie to come out in years. Five thumbs up.

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hazel monday wrote:
Best horror movie to come out in years. Five thumbs up.

I don't know that I would give it that much praise, but I certainly enjoyed it.

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This film rocked. Wanted to see it again, but it already moved out do to summer movie swopping.

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