Sunday, May 31, 2009
Movie Reviews by Stevie Mack: "Drag Me to Hell"
Written by Sam and Ivan Raimi, “Drag Me to Hell” centers on a loan officer (Lohman) who is ordered to evict an old woman from her home and soon finds herself the recipient of a supernatural curse, which turns her life into a living hell. Desperate, she turns to a psychic to try and save her soul, while evil forces work to push her to a breaking point.
This was classic Sam Raimi! If you are fan of the "Evil Dead" and "Army of Darkness" franchise, then you're in for a treat. "Drag Me to Hell" has all the horror movie gore and sudden clashes of noise one would expect from its genera.
The comedy elements add to the film and I feel it makes the gore a little more palatable, just a little. We are taken into the running story of the main character's (Alison Lohman) life, relationship (Justin Long) and work..then the haunting, all at the same time. That's what makes for good story telling; we are made to feel for the character and loath the character all at the same time. The special FX were used at all the right times, nothing to write home about, just a good old fashioned scary movie..I loved it!
~ Stevie Mack