We all want to impress someone, especially our boss. If you knew that taking the steps to do so would ultimately change your entire future would you still do it? “Drag Me to Hell” features in on just that. Alison Lohman is Christine Brown, a loan officer looking for a promotion to assistant manager. When a colleague stands in her away of advancement she is looking for everyway to prove herself worthy of the job, even if it involves banishing a poor woman, who happens to be a gypsy, from her home by not offering her a loan extension. Having made the right decision in her boss’ eyes it will be one she lives, or dies to regret.
Following the fiasco with the elder woman in the bank she is stalked in the parking lot by her and viciously attacked. Once the woman gets what she wants, a button from Christine’s jacket, she says a few words in Latin and hands the button back to her. Obviously some powerful mojo is going on, because not long after Christine begins hearing voices, seeing shadows and is attacked by invisible creatures. Unsure of what is going on she turns to a psychic. He informs her that her soul has been cursed and she will be dragged to the underworld in three days unless they can summon the demon and kill it. Will Christine’s three days be enough time and will it truly lift the curse?
How do you craft a horror film to perfection? Just add Sam Raimi to the mix to get the perfect brew of blood, sacrifices and a gypsy curse while leaving viewers dying for more. “Drag Me to Hell” is a fun, suspenseful, horrific ride and is the definition of the genre. Outlandish, disturbing and hilarious are a few words I would use to describe this hit. Justin Long and Alison Lohman portrayed the parts of lovers in peril perfectly. Standout scenes involve Alison having a frantic break-down while meeting Clay’s (Justin Long) parents. Cinematography was brilliant, even when capturing a fly on the lens to add a great splash humor to the film. “Drag Me to Hell” has everything horror fans have been waiting for. It’s time to be dragged back to the theatre and remember what horror flicks are all about.
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