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Drag Me to Hell (2009)

 -  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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loan officer | curse | psychic | seer | evil | See more »

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Even nice people can go 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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29 May 2009 (USA)  »

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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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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 »

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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 »

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fantastic and awful oral projectiles
8 November 2009 | by (Greenwich - London) – See all my reviews

This film is so good in many ways that it seems churlish to be critical but I feel I have to mention a slight problem I have. This is so fast and furious that there is little time for us to become involved with Alison Lohman's character. There is all the annoying stuff at the Bank but somehow this doesn't make us particularly sympathetic. Then all mayhem breaks loose and incredibly jumpy and violent it is but for me, when there comes a pause and I'm catching my own breath, I'm not thinking of how she might escape. So then all the seeming silly fortune telling and séance stuff have no resonance for me. Mind you even if you are a little on the outside, this will still make you jump and even turn aside at some of the fantastic and awful oral projectiles. Very gooey, violent and relentless with some nice touches and a considerable nod to the much earlier b/w classic, Night of the Demon. If you enjoy violent thrashing horror you will love this, I just think it could have been even better. I've just realised that there is no sex in this movie, which I guess is a bit unusual. Possibly in the absence of character involvement, interrupted sex scenes might have done the job, not very original, I guess. And although there are obvious influences from other films, there are enough most original bits and bobs to make this well worth seeing.


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