Drag Me to Hell
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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… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 92%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Playful and relentlessly scary."
‑ Bruce Diones, New Yorker
"Drag Me to Hell is a sometimes funny and often startling horror movie. That is what it wants to be, and that is what it is."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Spider-Man director Sam Raimi returns to his Evil Dead roots in this yucky, energetic and consistently entertaining fright movie."
‑ Jamie Russell, Radio Times
"The legitimately pleasing touches of absurdity just aren't worth the struggle it takes to make it through long stretches of apathetic moviemaking."
‑ Chris Stamm, Willamette Week
"In retrospect, I don't remember much about this film other than the gutpunch of the last scene ... but my, what a gutpunch it is."
‑ Will Leitch, Deadspin
"Raimi should go slumming more often."
‑ Dana Stevens, Slate
"Truly, this is manna from hell."
‑ David Edelstein, New York Magazine/Vulture
"The aptly titled Drag Me to Hell celebrates Sam Raimi's triumphant return to frightful and cheesy horror films that elicit as many nervous laughs as cringing shudders."
‑ Dann Gire, Daily Herald (IL)
"Leave it to Sam Raimi to breathe some new life into the genre most closely associated with lame sequels and lifeless remakes."
‑ Jason Buchanan, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"This is horror directed with a light touch but delivered like a hammer blow to the head."
‑ Ali Gray, TheShiznit.co.uk
"The dichotomies director Sam Raimi presents within that familiar genre are what make this such a kick."
‑ Christy Lemire, Associated Press
"This grosses you out but it also makes you laugh at how crazy it is."
‑ Ben Lyons, At the Movies
"Drag's a brief, blunt and utterly brilliant blast of humor, terror and wicked satire; a trifle that feels like triumph, a dashed-off flick that blows doors off big-budget competition, and is about as much fun as you can have at the multiplex."
‑ Corey Hall, Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
"After a certain point, the movie becomes our own cinematic damnation from which there is no escape."
‑ David Keyes, Cinemaphile.org
"Drag Me to Hell's PG-13 rating holds [Raimi] back from the all-out, blood-spraying gonzo insanity he reached with Evil Dead, but he still gets away with a surprising amount of gross-out gags."
‑ Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum
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