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Drag Me to Hell (2009)

PG-13 | | Comedy, 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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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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Arrástrame al infierno  »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

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£1,907,731 (UK) (29 May 2009)

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$42,057,340 (USA) (31 July 2009)
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This is Justin Long's second big horror movie after Jeepers Creepers (2001). See more »

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When Christine tries to get out of the grave that is filling with water, she grabs onto some rocks at the corner of the grave. The rocks immediately pull away and fall into the water. Unfortunately, the rocks can be seen "floating" on the water (fake foam studio rocks). See more »

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Rham Jas: You'd be surprised what you'll be willing to do, when the Lamia comes for you.
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The 1970s 'When in Hollywood, visit Universal Studios' bumper is at the end credits. See more »

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Written and Performed by Ennio Morricone
Courtesy of Bixio Music Group Ltd. O/B/O Cinevox Records SPA
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A stitch in time saves nine
20 May 2011 | by (Middle Earth) – See all my reviews

"Drag Me To Hell" transports to you to the era of 1980's where blood, gore, chills and likes of "Nightmare on Elm Street" / "Evil Dead" spawned in plenty. And yes, for a welcome change "Drag Me To Hell" steers clear from the Japanese horror genre and pans out to be a very much American product.

† Alison Lohman "i can shriek" delivers the right expressions warranted for a horror movie. Anything more would have been potential overdose.

† Justin Long "Keanu Reeves impersonator" is plastic expressions all the way.

† Reggie Lee "corporate pacman" does a good job of munching up everything that comes between him and the success ladder.

† David Paymer "carrot dangler" knows how to make the rabbits dance to his tunes.

† Lorna Raver "the trigger of Lamia curse" ensures to get etched in the memory and haunt you for a very long time.

† Dileep Rao "amateur spiritualist" was okay'ish. It appears his part got hijacked by his Guru.

† Flor de Maria Chahua "avenger in waiting" has a brief but effective role. And so was her assistant.

All in all "Drag Me To Hell" is both tacky and cheesy, but that doesn't stop it from sending shivers down the spine. The screenplay is void of drag moments ensuring the audience get fright doses at regular intervals. Good utilisation of visual effects and the background score alleviate the visual experience. The potholes in writing could have been easily creased out. Not exactly horror-comedy like "Shawn Of The Dead" but it does have well-interlaced comical moments between the chills.

Watchable fare... and yes a few days you potentially might abstain from using the staplers.


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