Sunday, August 9, 2009

Drag Me to Hell

So what is this one about?
Well, Netflix tells us
After denying a woman the extension she needs to keep her home, loan officer Christine Brown (Alison Lohman) sees her once-promising life take a startling turn for the worse. Christine is convinced she's been cursed by a Gypsy, but her boyfriend (Justin Long) is skeptical. Now, her only hope seems to lie in a psychic (Dileep Rao) who claims he can help her lift the curse and keep her soul from being dragged straight to hell.
Of course the "bad guy" is a gypsy (why is that word capitalized in the description??). And really, how many gypsies are there in California. Be serious.

And how much did I pay to watch?
Well, Christine and I went to go see this sometime in JUNE (jesus, movie backlog!!) at Cinema De Lux (did you know that is a chain of theatres? well it is!) I think we saw it during the day, and I think they made us have reserved seats, which leads me to beleive we were in the "Director's Hall" which would mean we payed some insane ammount. Prolly like $12-$14. Maybe less, but I can't really remember.

And what did I think?
Well, one thing I really like about Christine is that she will watch shitty, shitty, horror movies with me. Its totally awesome!!

And one thing the netflix description neglects to mention is that the film is "written and directed by Sam Raimi, with a screenplay by Sam Raimi and Ivan Raimi." Now, you also may know that "Raimi wrote Drag Me to Hell before he had worked on the Spider-Man films and was his first horror film since directing the Evil Dead films." Or, likely you don't. But, I am sure you remember that Evil Dead is 100% ridiculous. And Drag Me to Hell was sort of as ridiculous as Evil Dead. (Also, Dead Alive, ah, Peter Jackson...which is also very, very, very ridiulous.) Part of DMtH were so bizarre that I didn't know wether they were intended to be scary or funny.

You know what I mean, the whole thing was kind of campy. Frankly, one of the only things I really remember from the movie was how gross the gypsy woman was. At one point I think she hacks up a big loogie and we see it on the screen. Narstay!

I will say, I was suprised by the ending, but Christine seemed to know it all along. I thought she was wrong, but I guess that was me.

So what is the rating? (out of 10)
Drag Me to Hell
was entertaining enough to watch once. I will not be running out to buy this, but then again, what crappy horror movies am I really rushing out to buy anyway?


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