Drag me to Hell
Christine Brown is a loan officer who moved from the countryside to have a great life in the city, marry her fantastic boyfriend and get that promotion at her job. However, she’s not the only one that has a chance for promotion and her boss tells her that it’s a job with responsibility and with responsibility one needs to make difficult decisions.
When an older gipsy woman by the name of Mrs. Ganush comes requesting for an extension of the loan for her house – something she has received already twice – Christine feels that this is a “difficult decision” she has to take and she denies the request. Mrs. Ganush doesn’t leave it like that, however, and after she gets thrown out of the office after starting to beg, she puts an ancient curse over Christine. Unless Christine manages to find a way to get back on the good side of Mrs. Ganush, the Lamia will come for her in a couple of days. Only problem: Mrs. Ganush has died…
Sound and Vision:
Nothing bad to be said about the image and sound. Both are very nice for a recent DVD and especially the sound does an excellent job with good use of all channels to heighten the scare-moments and overall atmosphere. The subwoofer gets its share of the action and when the Lamia comes knocking at the door, your house will be trembling. Great stuff!
Sam Raimi returns to the horror genre with a movie that – going by the trailers – doesn’t seem to be all that fantastic at first but does exactly what it needs to do. Just like with the Evil Dead series, Raimi perfectly balances comedy with gore and scare-moments and the silly plot and the twists throughout the movie are of less importance than the feeling of joy when you see the lead character trying to save her life.
Just like with many horror movies, the story is simplistic, but Raimi has perfected the skills he’s shown with his early horror movies, making Drag me to Hell an almost instant classic in the genre. Welcome back Mr. Raimi and may we see more like this from you!