Drag Me to Hell

Drag Me to Hell

Legendsmom's picture

Drag me to Hell

 

A girl with everything going for her turns down a foreclosure extension for a gypsy devil woman and lives to regret it.

There's not a lot I'm going to say about this movie as most people will watch it, but I HATED it!

Someone should tell Sam Raimi that sometimes less is more. When making a movie like Spiderman, special effects and CGI are required to make it look more realistic; however, in a movie like Drag Me To Hell, CGI blood just looks ridiculous. Couldn't you just dump some karo syrup all over her and call it a day? Some of the special effects were laughable at best and really took away from the overall effect of this movie for me.

The story line was pretty great, but it was ruined by all the flash and hoopla of the CGI. Give me a low budget, independant flick over that over directed, high budget piece of trash any day.

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thecarpenter666's picture

glad to see someone else thought this movie was a pile a bear shit, you know what they say, does a bear shit in the woods!!!peace!!!AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrggggggggghhhYell

ChefCemetary's picture

Bruce Campbell said it best when he told me, "There's no such thing as a PG-13 horror film." And his life-long friend Sam Raimi directed it, so imagine. 

MethRattle's picture

I loved watching this film! I was so glad to see Raimi looking back in on his "Evil Dead" roots and getting away from the blockbusters. The film was as much fast-paced crazy scares and action as Sam could cram into 100 minutes. The point of the movie is to give you a rollercoaster's worth of jumps and screams (and some gross-out groans, too), which it succeeds at stunningly. I would dearly love to see Raimi do another film like this soon. I only feel bad that so many so-called 'horror fans' just didn't get it. I'll bet if the director's credit was some unknown person's name, horror fans would've flocked to support it.

Legendsmom's picture

I have to totally disagree with you, Methrattle.

I wanted to love this movie so much. I've been excited about it coming out on dvd for months. Just because it has a great director doesn't mean it's not going to be a pile of shit. As a matter of fact, I think that almost makes it worse. We hold these really high expectations for Raimi because Evil Dead and Army of Darkness were so AMAZING and then he delivers something so overdone with action movie stunts and CGI that it's nothing more than a 100 minutes of in your face ridiculousness! (if that's even a word.)

I wish a nobody would have directed it and then I wouldn't feel so bad hating it. But then again, that's just an opinion from a "so called" horror fan.

iommi's picture

HAVENT SEEN IT YET .... I HAVE IT ORDERED ON NET FLIX ... IM HEARING ALOT OF MIXED REVIEWS MORE BAD AS OF RECENT ... GUESS ILL FIND OUT NEXT WEEK ... TALK LATER

kaveman1969's picture

I thought it was classic Raimi. Sure it was over the top at times, but that's what Raimi does. It could have been less campy, and more straight horror, but overall I thought it was a solid movie.

I've seen it a couple of times, and I like it more each time. Everyone is different, but I got pretty much what I expected out of the movie.

MethRattle's picture

"it's nothing more than a 100 minutes of in your face ridiculousness" - you say that like it's a bad thing. The film is a throwback to Raimi's no-slowing-down-for-anything school of filmmaking, and if you take it any more seriously than that, then you're doing it wrong. I'm clearly in the minority among horror fans, which is what confuses me...if "Drag Me To Hell" isn't as close as anyone (Raimi included) will get to another film as loopily-fun as the "Evil Dead" series, then what the hell are horror fans waiting for?..."Spider-man 4"? "The Gift 2"?

Aesbiorn's picture

Im not entirely sure where this disconnection is coming from. This movie embodied Raimi and his slap stick sense of horror.

If you viewed this movie expecting to be creeped out I could see where there may have been a let down, however brutal bone chilling horror has never been his style. Expect to laugh and maybe be a little grossed out dont expect to walk away with a sense of dread.

His budget simply gave him the tools to church up the special effects, not to create a serious horror film. And yes he's known for bad special effects when applied to this genre, its all part of the fun.

triciakitty's picture

hahaha! I thought this movie was fucking hilarious! Definitely classic Raimi! The only real difference was that instead of putting Bruce Campbell through a lot of hell onset he put the lead actress through it. I of course will not cite my favorite moments because I'm not a "Spoiler"...heheh. But yeah- I mean this movie even had Sam's car- the Classic- in it! I dunno' why some people hate it! hahaa! Ah- I say if you are a die hard Evil Dead fan- and a huge fan of Sam's directing style, then it is a must watch! All of the elements of the Evil Dead movies are present- just with a budget for some effects here and there- I loved it and plan on buying a copy for myself...

iommi's picture

I LIKEDIT! I WAS PLEASANTLY SURPRISED ! AFTER HEARING  THE REVIEWS I HEARD AND SEEING IT FOR MYSELF THOUGHT IT WAS A GOOD MOVIE ! TALK LATER

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