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Drag Me to Hell

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Drag Me to Hell

Sam Raimi (2009)

94min
15 Certificate
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Spider-Man director Sam Raimi returns to his Evil Dead roots in this yucky, energetic and consistently entertaining fright movie. It's a glorious throwback to the EC comics horror tradition of the 1950s, in which young mortgage broker Christine (Alison Lohman) becomes the victim of a curse after evicting glassy-eyed crone Lorna Raver from her house. Pursued by a demon, Christine only has three days before she's dragged - you guessed it - to hell. It's pure horror hokum, but the joy lies in the gleefully vindictive execution, as Raimi assaults us with relentlessly manic camerawork and an endless stream of gross-out ickiness (never has so much been regurgitated in the name of entertainment). The director describes it as the cinematic equivalent of a ghost-train ride, and he's right: it's scary, silly and so much fun that you'll want another go the minute it ends.

Summary

A bank employee refuses a mortgage extension to an elderly woman, who responds by placing her under a curse. As she endures a series of unexplained misfortunes, she discovers a demon has been sent after her, and if she cannot break the spell in three days, it will take her to Hell. Sam Raimi's horror, starring Alison Lohman, Justin Long and Lorna Raver.

Cast & Crew

Christine Brown Alison Lohman
Clay Dalton Justin Long
Mrs Ganush Lorna Raver
Ellen Jessica Lucas
Mr Jacks David Paymer
Rham Jas Dileep Rao
Shaun San Dena Adriana Barraza
Stu Rubin Reggie Lee
Ilenka Ganush Bojana Novakovic
Director Sam Raimi
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Lionsgate UK Guidance: Violence. Available on: Available on DVD and BluRay Released on: 22 May 2009

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