Monday, August 23, 2010
Drag Me To Hell
A loan officer tries to reverse the curse placed upon her by a disgruntled, old Gyp-- er, Romany woman. A few quick thoughts. It's fairly obvious that Sam Raimi had a heck of a time making this film. Drag Me To Hell feels as if you've been plucked out of the 21st century and dropped right in the middle of some late night 80s double feature hosted by Elvira. Lots of cheap scares, running gags and gross-out gags -- Alison Lohman deserves a medal. You can almost feel Raimi winking behind the camera. That being said, the film isn't quite my cup of tea. It's silly, schlocky and fun, but not scary. It went on to make $90M worldwide, so your mileage may vary. I much more prefer his work on The Grudge.
Unlike the Dead of Night Trailer, the throwback vibe totally works here.