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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Leonard Dalton
Stu Rubin
Trudy Dalton
Ilenka Ganush
Farm Worker
Farm Worker's Wife
Shiloh Selassie ...
Farm Worker's Son
Young Shaun San Dena


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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


Horror | Thriller

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 USA:

$15,825,480, 31 May 2009, Wide Release

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Alison Lohman did almost all of her own stunts. See more »


When Clay drops Christine off at work and shows her the rental car, he is behind the wheel. When the camera angle changes, he is in the passenger seat. See more »


Waitress: So you're just going to sit here drinking coffee all night long.
Christine Brown: Yes... Maybe! What's it to you?
Waitress: Honey, I make my money on tips. Coffee drinkers don't tip.
Christine Brown: [holds up envelope containing the cursed button] Honey, just keep the coffee coming, or I'll give you a tip you won't forget!
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The 1960's Universal logo is used in the opening credits See more »


Rock Ballad (Unused Theme from The Exorcist)
Written and Performed by Lalo Schifrin
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Entertainment
Played in the end credits
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4 September 2014 | by See all my reviews

It took Sam Raimi to bring fun back to the horror genre, and I'm so glad he did. In a sea of 'torture porn' and 'found footage' garbage, this is a rare jewel that makes you realize what you've been missing as a horror fan.

If you're into Sam's other works, you will greatly enjoy this film as it hits all the right notes and contains many of his trademark moments and nods to his early films. It's light on the blood and guts compared to the Evil Dead trilogy, but I didn't miss it all that much because I was having too much fun with everything else.

If you don't get black comedy, perhaps this film will confuse or disappoint you or come off as 'cheesy', but this is classic Raimi style and I love it. It's good to see many practical effects back in action and his camera work is as great as ever.

I like horror films to be fun and this certainly fits the bill.

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