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Visual FX from Hell

18 June 2009 2:18 PM, PDT | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

One of the most memorable aspects of the much-loved (by both critics and fans) but sadly underseen Drag Me To Hell is the ending of Sam Raimi’s supernatural thriller (Spoiler Alert: that conclusion will be discussed heavily in this piece, with photos from the sequence—so if you haven’t seen the film yet, read no further). Even if you see it coming, as some people have claimed to, it’s a hell of a note to end on, and has sent audiences out buzzing.

When it came time to bring this finale to the screen, Raimi (who also scripted the Universal release with his brother Ivan) looked to Academy Award-winning visual FX house Tippett Studios (Cloverfield, Blade II, Starship Troopers), which also ended up contributing to the opening sequence and the moment in which heroine Christine (Alison Lohman) snorts and swallows a fly. Matt Jacobs, who has been »

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