Drag Me To Hell
DRAG ME TO HELL (18)
D: Sam Raimi
Universal/Lions Gate/Ghost House (Robert G. Tapert & Grant Curtis)
USA 🇺🇸 2009
W: Sam Raimi & Ivan Raimi
DP: Peter Deming
Ed: Bob Murawski
Mus: Christopher Young
Alison Lohman (Christine Brown), Justin Long (Clay Dalton), Lorna Raver (Mrs. Ganush), Dileep Rao (Rham Jas), David Paymer (Jim Jacks), Adrianna Barazza (Shaun San Dena)
An ambitious young bank clerk refuses an elderly woman a loan and is consequently struck with a gypsy curse, experiencing nightmarish visions and desperate to lift the curse before it consumes her.
Surprisingly good, Drag Me To Hell is amongst the best Hollywood horror movies of the 21st century.
Sam Raimi rarely makes a duff movie, even though this rides close to plaigarism of his Evil Dead movies, balancing comic book shocks with bad taste comedy. Theoretically, the plot also doubles up as a young woman's fight against eating disorders, if you study the visual clues in depth, but this is still left as a subjective metaphor. Either way, it's creepily enjoyable.