Many favorites, as well as a small handful of films that I don't care for... in no particular order (1960-2014).
Drag Me to Hell
Christine Brown has a good job, a great boyfriend, and a bright future. But in three days, she's going to hell.
After denying a woman the extension she needs to keep her home, loan officer Christine Brown sees her once-promising life take a startling turn for the worse. Christine is convinced she's been cursed by a Gypsy, but her boyfriend is skeptical. Her only hope seems to lie in a psychic who claims he can help her lift the curse and keep her soul from being dragged straight to hell.
This movie is basically Sam Raimi grabbing bland, mainstream horror by the collar and proceeding to spend 100 minutes kicking the shit out of it.
And it's fucking awesome.
Incidentally, it also works as a terrific allegory for bulimia. Think about how much of the horror scenes revolve around the witch vomiting on Christine or shoving her hand down Christine's mouth or various other substances entering and exiting mouths. And think about how many random, out of nowhere mentions we get of Christine's past as a fat girl. Or how all the food is depicted as rotting or gross. It's one of those things where once you know to look for it, it's completely obvious.
But yeah. This movie's awesome. The scene with the goat especially. You all know what I'm talking about.
Allow me to not act my age and indulge in a bit of internet slang:
This is the GOAT PG-13 horror movie ever made.
Raimi's return to his own brand of horror is exciting, scary, funny and over the top; sporting a half-serious, half-ridiculous tone it seems like a spin-off of the Evil Dead films, Raimi's style being on perfect display here. The scares are effective, ranging from typical loud noises and quick edits to slower spine-chilling moments. As for disgusting moments, there are plenty of those as Christine, the main character, gets all kinds of things in her mouth: handkerchief, blood, fly, maggots, embalming fluid and an eyeball to sweeten things up. She also gets her hair teared off several times. All these moments are very exaggerated and through repetition they become highly amusing. The characters are unrealistic, it's like they're kids inside…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Part of the 31 Days of Horror
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Until roughly four months ago I thought this film was the closest thing we'd get to Sam Raimi directing another Evil Dead movie. Drag Me to Hell doesn't just have a ridiculous amount of call backs to the original Evil Dead trilogy, but it also captures some of it's spirit. How can you not be reminded of Henrietta (Evil Dead II) when Mrs. Ganush shows up?
Bruce Campbell isn't here (not even a cameo? WTF?), but the casting was perfect in finding Alison Lohman as a surrogate for those imperfect characters Sam and Ivan Raimi love to write. She doesn't spend the whole film simply being terrified, but she's also funny when she needs to…
I get about 95% of my movies from local libraries. Luckily I live in The Eight Cities (our area's nickname) and I have access to over 100,000 DVDs in those different cities. I bring this up....because after trying to watch this movie numerous times before...I finally found a DVD that was not all scratched to hell. So was the extra effort worth it?
This one stars Alison Lohman as a loan officer who evicts an old woman from her home and finds herself the recipient of a supernatural curse. Justin Long is also along for the ride as Lohman's very supportive boyfriend. In his return to the horror genre, Sam Raimi directed and wrote(with his brother) the movie.
proof that if you're already an accomplished filmmaker you can get away with any old shit and people will still wanna sniff it
"Soon it will be you, who comes begging to me"
Lorna Raver :::Mrs. Ganush::: stole every scene. And so did her gums. I love the hell out of this film. A top 10 view from 2009.
Hilarious horror film.
Still good jump-scare gross-out horror comedy.
Trashier, funnier and certainly jumpier than most horror movies in the recent decade, Drag Me to Hell routinely hits every beat with honesty, passion and energy. This is of course prevalent in most Sam Raimi films, Raimi knows how to make you love the material as much as he does. This film also features one of the best sequences of the last decade: The Car Scene. This sequence is well structured, edited and performed but most of all captured the energy and tone of this entire film in one 5-6 minute sequence. This film is campy but fun and funny but also pretty frightening, the best Horror-Comedy since Gremlins. Raimi strikes gold again.
Please do! Drag Me to Hell is an extra-fun, fantastically enjoyable light-fright from 2009 starring Alison Lohman (Matchstick Men, Big Fish and White Oleander -- where IS this actress today?!?) that was a directorial return-to-form by scary movie maestro Sam Raimi (The Evil Dead).
In the last 15 years or so, most horror films have devolved into either horrible crap that cannot create a single goosebump or into ultra-gory, preposterously stupid torture porn. Drag Me to Hell is still on the "preposterous" side but it isn't stupid as it (intelligently) plays around with dumb and wisely features only one scare -- a curse -- throughout the entire film. I highly enjoyed Drag Me to Hell as it makes the title's…
Borat would have no problem collecting this Gypsy's tears...
jurrasic park level cgi
Algumas partes são previsíveis, mais o filme é indigesto. Acho que era isso que ele quis fazer realmente, um filme trash.. o bode então...
Peeping Tom, Night of the Hunter and a whole host of older films were ignored or given bad reviews upon…
1940-2014; not quite to 600 yet.