Monday, October 26, 2009
It's a Harvest Cake
Hello I am the movie encyclopedia and if no one else will see it, I will.
Sam Raimi is considered by many to be one of the great horror directors of our time. Along with Alfred Hitchcock and Wes Craven Sam Raimi has made quite a name for himself in the horror buisness. He is the creator of the Evil Dead franchise as well as Army of Darkness. All three of these movies are considered classics of the horror genre and are still being ripped off to this day. Raimi however stopped doing horror a while back and now has become re famous as the the man behind the Spider Man movie franchise. When Spider Man 3 tanked and was considered the WORST in the series, Raimi decided to take a step back and return to his roots in the horror genre with the film Drag Me to Hell. This was a great decision on his part as Drag Me to Hell has become an instant classics and is still one of the best reviewed movies of 2009.
Drag Me to Hell is a treat. Its campy, its gory, its cheesy...but it KNOWS it. Its not like Raimi has no money or anything (Spider Man 3 movie budget 258 million) but he decided to go with the old school approach to gore and special effects a la Evil Dead. And it is wonderful. The movie has some great scares, great laughs and is just really FUN to watch.
Alison Lohman (Matchstick Men) plays Christine (a role that once belonged to Ellen Page), a loan officer who has a great boyfriend (Justin Long) and a great life. But when a strange gypsy woman appears and she has to turn her down, she is cursed and given three days before she is DRAGGED TO HELL.
Its an amazingly well done movie with great acting and lots of entertaining moments. If you love horror films with great stories and thats lots of fun to watch than do yourself a favor and pick this one up.
MY VERDICT: OWN IT