Drag Me to Hell

A loan officer becomes the recipient of a supernatural curse.
Slapstick Gore
Horror for Beginners

 

United States
2009
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Character Focus: 
Wizard Film
Animals: 
Goat
Insects: 
Cockroach
Fly
Worm
Stalker: 
Sneaker
Trespasser
Dimensional: 
Hellish
Object: 
Garment
Food
Psychics: 
Illusionist
Telekinetic
Wizards: 
Voodoo Sorcerer
Possessor
Evoker
Conjurer
Abjurer
Necromancer
7.04
A hell of a good time!
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When it comes to horror movies, Sam Raimi knows more than you do what’s good for you. He pulls many tricks that he experimented with in the Evil Dead franchise. That is where he learned to build tension, make us laugh and frighten us, sometimes all at once. This is a very stressful film with excellent build-up, well-written characters and incessant terror.
The film is naturally paced, yet extremely calculated. When you’re not scared, you’re disgusted or feel terrible for Alison Lohman’s adorable character. Witchcraft is a recurring theme. There is gore at every corner. The effects are 90% amazing and 10% made of bad CG. Who cares; this is one fun roller coaster ride that will make you laugh and jump just as much.
The jump scares are earned. The actors are irreproachable. The slapstick comedy gives Drag Me to Hell its signature. It wouldn't be half as interesting without it. Prepare to meet one of the most despicable and repulsive horror villains ever imagined. Sure, the story is kind of hard to keep up with and the ending is kind of weak, but most of this film is an absolute blast.
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