Drag Me to Hell

Drag Me to Hell ★★★★★

95

Drag Me to Hell, Sam Raimi's return to the horror genre after his Spider-Man trilogy, is still an absolute monster. In terms of pacing, the sheer variety of scares and laughs, and the delirious mix of problematic Universal Horror stereotyping and EC comic morality tales, it's a terror classic that keeps on giving. The 'three day curse' structure allows for less of an overtly traditional horror film and more of a sustained link of set-pieces, which Sam Raimi executes with panache and a gleeful smile on his face. It's incredibly fun (and scary!) to watch Sam Raimi create his own modern take on horror, his style completely unrestrained. Also features one of my favorite graveyards/cemeteries in cinema history.

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