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Drag Me to Hell (2009)

PG-13 | | Horror, Thriller | 29 May 2009 (USA)
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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.

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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 garykmcd

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Even nice people can go to hell. See more »

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Horror | Thriller

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Rated PG-13 for sequences of horror violence, terror, disturbing images and language | See all certifications »

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29 May 2009 (USA)  »

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Arrástrame al infierno  »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

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£1,907,731 (UK) (29 May 2009)

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$42,057,340 (USA) (31 July 2009)
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This is Justin Long's second big horror movie after Jeepers Creepers (2001). See more »

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When Christine suffers her nosebleed in the bank, the spray of blood covers a large part of Mr. Jacks' face. A moment later as he's asking if any got in his mouth, his face is almost completely free of blood spatter. As the camera switches back to him for a third time, his face is once again nearly covered in blood. See more »

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Rham Jas: That's quite all right. So, you wish to know something of your destiny. Very good. We shall see what the fates have in store.
Clay Dalton: Freud said destiny was not an act of fate but rather something created by our subconscious to control our conscious choices.
Rham Jas: That is true. But... "We should not pretend to understand the world only by intellect."
Clay Dalton: Carl Jung...
Rham Jas: Yes. From his treatise "Psychological Types".
Clay Dalton: Jung, the New Agers' favorite psychologist.
Rham Jas: Because he wasn't afraid to bring God into the equation.
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References The Evil Dead (1981) See more »

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Rock Ballad (Unused Theme from The Exorcist)
Written and Performed by Lalo Schifrin
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Intense and Funny - Classic Sam Raimi
30 May 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The early trailers for Drag Me to Hell dubbed it as (sic) "the return to classic horror", and for once at least, they are correct.

Sam Raimi manages to incorporate genuine thrills and terror using the old-fashioned format of surprise, misdirection and suggestion. As a frequent viewer of horror films, little surprises me, but in this film I was caught off-guard several times while watching it.

While the majority of the movie is kept on a serious and foreboding level, much like the original "Evil Dead", Raimi can't help but throw in elements of the absurd and slapstick during some of the more horrific scenes, thus reducing the tension and echoing the latter 2/3 of the "Evil Dead" trilogy.

WHile I have nothing against the modern trend of horror movies to provide shocks merely in the form of how much blood and gore they spill, this flick was wonderfully refreshing. It's a must-see, not just for Raimi fans, but for anyone who loves a good scary story and a great movie in general.


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