AND I LOVED IT! RAIMI IS BACK and i'm so glad I can say that with 100% conviction. 'But it's PG-13! It's gotta suck!!' Throw that notion right out the goddamn window right this instant cause this aint your typical PG-13 fare! Do you normally see people walk out of PG-13 movies in disgust?! Didn't think so! Evil Dead fans, this one's for you! We may not be getting ED4 anytime soon if at all, but this may be the next best thing.
Gonna have to keep this pretty brief as i'm in a bit of a rush to take my second shower of the week and head out for a night of drinking (classy, eh?) but I just had to pop on here and tell ya to go see this flick asap....
Sam Raimi has not only returned to his horror roots, but he has returned to precisely the kind of horror flick that made him a household name among genre fans. Drag Me To Hell is very much in the vain of the Evil Dead films in that it's a completely off the wall blend of horror and comedy that does not bore or let up for even a split second. You may think that after directing the Spider-Man movies, Raimi would tone down his whacky sense of humor and go for a more straight up mass appeal horror movie, which is what the trailers would lead you to believe, but i'm happy to say that this is the Sam Raimi on display that we all know and love. It's certaintly the most fun i've had at the theatre all year and I don't think any Evil Dead fan will disagree with me. With enough references to those movies (laughing and moving inanimate objects, an eyeball flying into a mouth, levitating demons, and even a drill being taken off a storage shed shelf revealing an outline of the drill underneath, much like Ash's chainsaw) and enough humor and gross out moments not to mention genuine scares, Drag Me To Hell is the best big screen horror flick of the year so far and even one of the best in the past several years. All I ask is that you go into it expecting nothing more than a good time. As a reviewer on Rotten Tomatoes said, "check your brain at the door and suspend your disbelief. It's the ultimate midnight-movie experience...." I second that and I raise him an "I dare you to not have fun watching this movie!"
The only thing that would've made it any better would've been an appearance from Bruce Campbell, who sadly couldn't partake due to scheduling conflicts. But i've gotta say, Alison Lohman's Christine Brown is a one liner spouting heroine that even Ash would fight alongside!
GO SEE DRAG ME TO HELL NOW!!! Don't wait for the DVD, this is the kinda movie you want to see with an audience!
When you do see it or if you already have seen it, leave a comment with your thoughts!