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Drag Me to Hell (2009)

PG-13  |   |  Horror  |  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 »



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

29 May 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Arrástrame al infierno  »

Box Office


$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,907,731 (UK) (29 May 2009)


$42,057,340 (USA) (31 July 2009)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the movie, Shaun San Dena (Adriana Barraza) mentions her late husband Sander, a reference to both Sam Raimi's older sibling, Sander Raimi, who died in a swimming accident at age fifteen while on a trip to Israel, and his oldest nephew, Sander Rubin. 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 »


Rham Jas: You'd be surprised what you'll be willing to do, when the Lamia comes for you.
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The 1960's Universal logo is used in the opening credits See more »


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Written and Performed by Daniel May
Courtesy of Marc Ferrari/Mastersource
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User Reviews

Forget the rating
28 June 2010 | by See all my reviews

And by rating I mean the "PG-13" one. Seems like you can get away with murder these days with a PG-13 rating ... Seriously though: While this was one detail that got discussed quite a bit, even before the movie came out, many "fearing" (no pun intended) that Raimi had lost his touch and had gone "soft" on them.

Fear no more (or actually do so, while watching the movie), because he hasn't. This movie is showcase of what Raimi is capable of. Sure you might not like the movie for various reasons, but Raimi does know how to build tension (and torture his protagonists apparently ... ask Bruce "Ash" Campbell and now the lovely A. Lohman) ... and serve as the good stuff. Disturbing images and a nice score, neatly edited and shot. One of the best Horror movies of 2009.

Sometimes it didn't get the recognition it deserved, sometimes it did (it just won another prize the other day). Of course there are flaws. Mr Jeepers Creepers (Justin Long) himself, reduced to a bystander for example. But in the end, it delivers fully on what it promises ...

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