As a break between Spider-Man movies, director Sam Raimi returned to his roots in over-the-top horror with 2009's Drag Me to Hell. In this throwback to Raimi's Evil Dead days, we start with a prologue set in 1969. A Mexican boy (Shiloh Selassie) steals a necklace from a gypsy woman. Bad move - she puts a curse on him and he ends up sucked into hell.
From there we leap to modern times and meet Christine Brown (Alison Lohman), a young woman who strives to get ahead. She takes diction lessons to eradicate an accent, and she aims to get the assistant manager position at the bank where she works. Christine feels pressure to improve because the mother of her boyfriend Clayton Dalton (Justin Long) wants him to be with someone in his social circle,