Saturday, June 27, 2009

Movie Review: Drag Me to Hell

This was a great movie. Director Sam Raimi who has made all 3 Evil Dead movies and all 3 Spider-Man films, continues his work with his newest horror movie. It is about a girl who works for a banking and loan agency and one day a woman comes in to ask for an extension for her home but in order to get a better foot in the door for a promotion, the girl denies her an extension which supremely upsets the old woman. The woman attacks her in the parking garage and puts a curse on the girl and from that moment on the girl is haunted with all sorts of scary and horrifying images, sounds, and more.
This movie was great, Sam Raimi should stick with doing horror films as he is best there. There is the right amount of scares and two scenes that actually really upset me and stuck in my mind days afterwards still bothering me. The actors are very good and the movie stays its course until near the end when classic Sam Raimi evil dead type humor begins to crop up. I do not know the running time of the movie but I didn't even notice because i was so engrossed in it and wished that it would keep on going. Some of the scares are the jump scares with loud noises and quick images but a lot of it is either gross or just creepy and unsettling. It does a good job of telling the story and the various ways that she tries to rid herself of the curse and has a great ending that I personally wish was different.
You really begin to care about the girl and want her to rid herself of the curse and as things get worse you start to worry for her safety.
This is a really good film and has been the best movie i have seen so far this year. I haven't seen a lot this year so don't quote me on that.
+Great story and storytelling
+Really well put together scares and sounds
+Decent cast and great older woman
+Couple scenes genuinely really upset me
+Keeps you interested and entertained the entire time
-Ending could have gone a few different ways
-Silly Evil Dead type humor (goat)

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