Drag Me to Hell

2009

Drag Me to Hell

Critics Consensus

Sam Raimi returns to top form with Drag Me to Hell, a frightening, hilarious, delightfully campy thrill ride.

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62%

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Evil Dead director Sam Raimi takes the helm for this "spook-a-blast" shocker about an ambitious L.A. loan officer who incurs the wrath of a malevolent gypsy by refusing to grant her an extension on her home loan. Determined to impress her boss and get a much-needed promotion at work, Christine Brown (Alison Lohman) lays down the law when mysterious Mrs. Ganush (Lorna Raver) literally comes begging for mercy at her feet. In retaliation for being publicly shamed, Mrs. Ganush places the dreaded curse of the Lamia on her unfortunate target, transforming Christine's life into a waking nightmare. Her skeptical boyfriend, Clay (Justin Long), casually brushing off her disturbing encounters as mere coincidence, Christine attempts to escape eternal damnation by seeking out the aid of seer Rham Jas (Dileep Rao ). But Christine's time is fast running out, and unless she's able to break the curse, she'll be tormented by a demon for three days before literally being dragged to hell. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast

Alison Lohman
as Christine Brown
Justin Long
as Clay Dalton
David Paymer
as Mr. Jacks
Reggie Lee
as Stu Rubin
Lorna Raver
as Mrs. Ganush
Dileep Rao
as Rham Jas
Adriana Barraza
as Shaun San Dena
Molly Cheek
as Trudy Dalton
Chelcie Ross
as Leonard Ross
Bojana Novakovic
as Ilenka Ganush
Alexis Cruz
as Farm Worker
Ruth Livier
as Farm Worker's Wife
Shiloh Selassie
as Farm Worker's Son
Flor de Maria Chahua
as Young Shaun San Dena
Christopher Young
as Pedestrian With Cupcake
Ricardo Molina
as Male Mortgage Customer
Fernanda Romero
as Female Mortgage Customer
Joanne Baron
as Mr. Jack's Secretary
Ted Raimi
as Doctor
Ali F. Dean
as Pawn Broker
Octavia Spencer
as Bank Co-Worker
Mia Rai
as Bank Co-Worker
Bill E. Rogers
as Security Guard
Cherie Franklin
as Cackling Woman at Death Feast
Olga Babtchinskaia
as Violinist at Death Feast
Alex Veadov
as Man with Ponytail at Death Feast
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  • Jan 13, 2018
    Very overrated, It had little horror and the jump scares came from a mile away, It had a few dodgy effects for its year but I did like the story but don't believe the hype when it says scariest film in years.
    Jamie C Super Reviewer
  • Dec 29, 2016
    Though its gimmick of using dark exaggerated humor, even though eerie and appealing, is not for the gag of the many. Some of its scenes --- if looked carefully --- have some obvious flaws, and the CGI seldomly tends to look shitty. On the contrary, all of that didn't even do a huge rip for the film to deliver an overstate horror entertainment. One of its aspects is to playfully provoke audience's thoughts about the characters' traits and its development through a certain scene, hence, lets the audience connect to them; then gives `em a tasty, jaw-dropping brutality of a finale which probably is the most unforgettable point in the film. Drag Me To Hell possesses the title of an exaggerating, unnerving, cringeworthy, entertaining horror movie masterpiece that Sam Raimi has had ever carved since Evil Dead trilogy.
    John Ross D Super Reviewer
  • Apr 24, 2015
    Alison Lohman and Justin Long drive the picture forward along with the hilariously over the top gore, goo and grime that is constantly poured over the heads of the protagonists. A messy gross-out horror, Drag Me to Hell proves Raimi is still on top form and provides enough laughs and a handful of genuinely scary moments to stimulate a first viewing and entice a second viewing shortly after. The film also has a convincing and memorable villain to boot, as every horror picture should.
    Harry W Super Reviewer
  • Mar 15, 2015
    It was great to see Raimi take a break from super-hero flicks into this. A throwback to his slapstick horror roots, this is a much better polished movie compared to the Evil Dead trilogy, with compelling characters and storytelling but never loosing sight of repulsive humor, out of nowhere jump scares and just plain madness while at it.
    Francisco G Super Reviewer

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