DRAG ME TO HELL (2009) Reviews and overview

 

Drag Me to Hell is a 2009 American supernatural horror film, directed by Sam Raimi (Evil Dead and sequels), with a screenplay by Sam and Ivan Raimi.

Raimi wrote Drag Me to Hell with his brother, Ivan, prior to working on the Spider-Man films. The horror movie premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and was generally well-received by critics. It was also a box office success, taking $90.8 million worldwide on a $30 million budget.

Scream Factory is releasing a Collector’s Edition Blu-ray on February 13, 2018.

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Disc One:

  • New HD Master Of The Theatrical Cut Taken From The 2K Digital Intermediate
  • Production Diaries – With Behind-the-scenes Footage And Interviews With Co-writer/director Sam Raimi, Actors Alison Lohman, Justin Long, David Paymer, Dileep Rao, Lorna Raver, Special Effects Guru Greg Nicotero, Director Of Photography Peter Deming, And More (35 Minutes)
  • Vintage Interviews With Director Sam Raimi And Actors Alison Lohman And Justin Long (33 Minutes)
  • TV Spots
  • Theatrical Trailer

Disc Two:

  • New HD Master Of The Unrated Cut Taken From The 2K Digital Intermediate
  • New To Hell And Back – An Interview With Actress Alison Lohman (12 Minutes)
  • New Curses! – An Interview With Actress Lorna Raver (16 Minutes)
  • New Hitting All The Right Notes – An Interview With Composer Christopher Young (17 Minutes)
  • Still Gallery

Bank loan officer Christine Brown (Alison Lohman) tries to impress her boss by refusing to extend a loan to a gypsy woman by the name of Mrs. Ganush (Lorna Raver).

In retaliation, Mrs Ganush places a curse on Christine that, after three days of escalating torment, will plunge her into the depths of Hell to burn for eternity…

Reviews [click links to read more]:

“Scant and barren of subtext, the pic is single-mindedly devoted to pushing the audience’s buttons… Still, there’s no denying it delivers far more than competing PG-13 thrillers.” Peter Debruge, Variety

” …plays like a gross-out competition put on by very talented frat boys. I couldn’t be happier. The laughs are as explosive as the screams. The loudest shriek comes from the PG-13 rating being squeezed of its last link to good taste. There’s less blood and fewer f-bombs, but the movie never stops spewing scares at you.” Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

“A blistering sound design and largely great (save for occasionally clumsy computer graphics) FX work with Raimi’s dizzying camera to create an atmosphere of popcorn pandemonium during the film’s technical highlights – a seance; a late-night visit to the cemetery – while elsewhere the assured combination of gags and horror (mostly of the cartoonish gross-out variety) recall the director’s celebrated Evil Dead II (1987).” Stuart Willis, The New Flesh: 21st Century Horror Films A – Z, Vol.1

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“hellaciously effective B-movie [that] comes with a handy moral tucked inside its scares, laughs and Raimi’s specialty, the scare/laugh hybrid.”  Chicago Tribune

” …the most crazy, fun and terrifying horror movie in years.” Entertainment Weekly

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Cast and characters:

Alison Lohman … Christine Brown
Justin Long … Clay Dalton
Lorna Raver … Mrs. Ganush
Dileep Rao … Rham Jas
David Paymer … Mr Jacks
Adriana Barraza … Shaun San Dena
Chelcie Ross … Leonard Dalton
Reggie Lee … Stu Rubin
Molly Cheek … Trudy Dalton
Bojana Novakovic … Ilenka Ganush
Kevin Foster … Milos
Alexis Cruz … Farm Worker
Ruth Livier … Farm Worker’s Wife
Shiloh Selassie … Farm Worker’s Son
Flor de Maria Chahua … Young Shaun San Dena

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