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Drag Me to Hell (2009)

 -  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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Christine Brown has a good job, a great boyfriend, and a bright future. But in three days, she's going to hell. See more »

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

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Arrástrame al infierno  »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,907,731 (UK) (29 May 2009)

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$42,057,340 (USA) (31 July 2009)
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When Sylvia Ganush attacks Christine in her car, Sylvia uses the Hungarian word "szajha" two times. The word means bitch or whore in English. She says it for the first time after her face has been stapled, the second time she says it right after she breaks Christine's car's window with a brick. When Christine first sees Sylvia in her car, Sylvia says in English: "You shamed me." Grabs Christine's hair, pulls her back and tells her this time in Hungarian: "Te szégyentelen", literal translation would be: "You shameless". 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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[shoving the 'button' envelope down Mrs. Ganush's throat]
Christine Brown: Choke on it, bitch!
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The 1970s 'When in Hollywood, visit Universal Studios' bumper is at the end credits. See more »

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Referenced in Supernatural: Weekend at Bobby's (2010) See more »

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Pathetique
An arrangement of "Piano Sonata No. 8 'Pathétique'"
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Performed and Arranged by Chris Virzi
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I Was Actually Dragged to Hell
21 August 2011 | by (Tabriz, Iran) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie when it was first released, but after reading the poor reviews, I decided to write one of my own. Drag Me to Hell is not only the best horror movie but also one of the best and most enjoyable movies I've ever seen. This was a pleasant surprise to horror fans like me who are sick of excessive darkness and gore. Actually, I find most such movies to be disturbing rather than scary. What's so enjoyable about seeing someone's guts hang from their stomach?

Drag Me to Hell manages to scare you without using gore or dark scenes. It is the nice mixture of elements than makes it scary. The story line is smooth,there are no plot holes, the heroine is absolutely likable and innocent-looking, you are engaged with the movie and feel her torment, the background music is very creepy, there are plenty of sudden jumps and scares, there is very good use of common items and elements that makes them look terrifying, there are a few ironic moments in the film to give you a break, and the ending is totally unpredictable and leaves you in a state of shock, fear and despair. All in all, it was full of jumps and thrills throughout.

What more could I possibly expect from a horror movie? It was just perfect.

10/10


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