A loan officer who evicts an old woman from her home finds herself the recipient of a supernatural curse. Desperate, she turns to a seer to try and save her soul, while evil forces work to push her to a breaking point.
Christine Brown is a loans officer at a bank but is worried about her lot in life. She's in competition with a competent colleague for an assistant manager position and isn't too sure about her status with a boyfriend. Worried that her boss will think less of her if she shows weakness, she refuses a time extension on a loan to an old woman, Mrs. Ganush, who now faces foreclosure and the loss of her house. In retaliation, the old woman place a curse on her which, she subsequently learns, will result in her being taken to hell in a few days time. With the help of a psychic, she tries to rid herself of the demon, but faces several hurdles in the attempt. Written by
On the way to the cemetery, Christine says "I'm going to get some" which is a reference to Ash's line "Come get some" in The Evil Dead (1981) series. See more »
When Christine is at Clay's parents house eating the cake, she first eats and touches it with a fork. Once the vision stops she starts eating again, only this time with a spoon. Later when the fly pops out of Christine's mouth, Clay's mom looks at an uneaten piece of cake (maybe Christine's, maybe not) and it has a fork. See more »
Shaun San Dena:
[possessed by the Lamia]
I desire the SOUL of Christine Brown. We will FEAST upon it while she festers in the grave!
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The 1960's Universal logo is used in the opening credits See more »
Drag Me To Hell is exactly what it should have been. It effortlessly takes a dump on 90% of the rest of the horror movies this decade has offered us.
In 2009, we are flooded with brainless remakes and Saw rip-offs, which was never a great series in the first place. Only Sam Raimi (the king of horror in my opinion) has the power to bring a completely original horror movie back to the big screen in this day and age and capitalize with it.
It was one of the most intense movie-going experiences I've had in some time and I see it as a wild ride that no one should miss out on. It is guaranteed that you will be either jumping or cringing in your seat half the time, unless you are one of those people lacking heavily in the department of sensitivity and/or general thought processing.
The movie is entertainment and horror fun in it's purest form.
A lot of people complain about CGI, and in a lot of cases I agree, but in Drag Me To Hell, they were never trying to hard with it - it was always in good fun and in a movie paced like this, with it's Sarcasti-Horror, it is certainly fitting.
It is, without question, a new horror classic - thanks to it's basic yet innovative plot, likable blondie, loads of bodily fluids, and an ending you will not forget.
Let's hope Hollywood takes some hints and allows studios to start making original horror movies again.
Thank you Sam Raimi. Loved it.
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