Almost Dragged Me to Hell
Sam Raimi pulled a fast one on us. Drag Me to Hell was marketed as a Horror movie but I was laughing so hard while watching the movie. It reminded me of Raimi’s early work, Evil Dead II. Maybe that’s the kind of atmosphere he was aiming for Drag Me to Hell.
Drag Me to Hell is about Christine (Alison Lohman), a bank loan officer who had a confrontation with an old woman (Lorna Raver) while at work. The old woman, Sylvia, was about to be evicted from her house and was asking for a mortgage extension. Christine denied her request and Sylvia told her that in three days she’s going to hell.
That’s basically the storyline of the movie. Just add Justin Long as Christine’s boyfriend (Clay) who tried to understand what Christine was going through. But no matter what they do to try to take the curse off her, in the end she would still be dragged down to hell.
Without the humor, this movie will drag its audience to hell. You know a scary sequence is coming when suddenly there’s a quiet moment. This leads to a sudden loud noise that Raimi hopes would make the audience jump up from their seats. Drag Me to Hell failed to give me goosebumps.
Christine Brown (Alison Lohman): I beat you, you old bitch!
The surprising twist in the end was not surprising at all. I don’t think this is a spoiler because if you watch Drag Me to Hell, you’ll get the feeling that Christine placed the wrong envelope at Sylvia’s body. Clay found the envelope with the right talisman and sent it back to Christine. Thus she was dragged to hell.
If you’re looking for a good horror movie to scare the wits out of you, then avoid Drag Me to Hell. But if you’re looking for a funny one then do watch this movie.