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.
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
A puppet goat was used in the dialogue scenes for the séance sequence. See more »
During the scene in the grave, after Christine shoves the body of Mrs. Ganush off of her, you can clearly see the cable that is holding up the dummy of Mrs. Ganush. See more »
So you're just going to sit here drinking coffee all night long.
Yes... Maybe! What's it to you?
Honey, I make my money on tips. Coffee drinkers don't tip.
[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 1970s 'When in Hollywood, visit Universal Studios' bumper is at the end credits. See more »
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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