Alexander's Review of Drag Me to Hell
Drag Me to Hell(2009)
Drag Me To Hell starring Alison Lohman and Justin Long, is an absolutely brilliant return to the horror genre for director Sam Raimi. Raimi really shows that his strong suits are in the horror genre. You can really feel the Raimi's prints all over this one. Using his old tricks from the cheesy special effects, dark humor, and immense amounts of bodily fluids being emitted everywhere.
The story centers around Christine (Alison Lohman)who, in an attempt to get the new assistant manager job at her work, turns down a sickly old woman. Well Christine happens to turn down and evil gypsy who unleashes a terrible curse on Christine that will drag her soul to hell for eternity in three days. She also has to try getting her boyfriend's (Justin Long) parents to like her, but this is a very minimal part of the story. The plot is quite original and fresh, but if you have seen enough movies can be predictable but the movie is so much fun it is hard to care.
In terms of the actors, well hell you are not going to see any award winning performances but they all do their job just fine. Also there is no Bruce Campbell's so do not expect any wise cracking kick ass hero types in this movie.
Overall you are going to get a great homage to the glory days of horror movies. Hopefully we start to see Raimi return to the horror genre a little more because there is nothing quite like a Raimi horror movie. Maybe he will make another trilogy of horror movies out of this, probably not though but that sure would be awesome.