Drag Me To Hell

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Drag Me to Hell….no, Drag me to a mediocre horror movie, wait, that is the same thing. I Really enjoy Sam Raimi horror films like Evil Dead, and even more serious suspense films like The Gift, but Drag me to Hell just rides the fence line not really knowing what it is. It really had potential in spots, but needed to take on a more serious tone or get more campy. 

 

I really lost some respect for this film early on when the whole premise of a curse is put on a bank loan officer for turning down a gypsy woman who was already delinquent on a loan…TWICE. Pretty freakin lame. You mean to tell me that this woman had no other problems and life is so good, that a loan officer is the most evil person she had encountered and therefore deserved to given the curse of being Dragged to hell. 

 

Alison Lohman plays the loan officer, Christine Brown and her boyfriend played by Justin Long (The Mac guy in the Mac commercials) are just there. Nothing worth bragging about as far as performances. The special effects came across very cheesy, had they taken the direction of over the top campy horror, I would have chalked it up to that. One scenario seemed to be taken seriously, yet played like a scene out of Scooby Doo. Ropes and pulleys tied to an anvil, ahhh….cut rope, anvil smashes person. I know I have my anvil hanging in my garage!

 

As you can tell, I wasn’t real impressed with this one. Earned brownie points with the wife though by going with her. My choice next weekend. This one might be a good for an afternoon rental, if there is nothing good on the Food Network. 

 


 

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