Drag Me to Hell (2009)

You know, I purposely didn’t watch this movie because it was rated PG-13.

I’m a moron.

Co-written (with his brother Ivan) and directed by Sam Raimi, this is the kind of delirious rollercoaster kind of movie that I love.

Loan officer Christine Brown (Alison Lohman) wants a promotion but has to show that she can make tough decisions. When an elderly woman asks for the third extension on her mortgage, Christine says no. The woman begs her on her hands and knees for mercy and Christine calls security on her.

Later, as Christine walks to her car, the woman attacks her and places a curse on one of her buttons. That night, her nose begins to bleed after a fortune teller says that a dark force is after her in the form of the demon Lamia. In three days, Christine will be dragged to hell unless the old woman forgives her. However, that seems impossible, because she’s dead.

Maybe a sacrifice will help. At least that’s what the fortune teller explains to our heroine, who goes home and kills her cat. Well, the only thing that does is make me hate our lead. Then there’s the attempt to place the demon into a goat and that goes about as well as you can expect Finally, they learn that she can pass the curse off to someone else, even someone dead, so she digs up the old women and shoves the button into the woman’s dead body.

Of course, it’s a horror movie, so it’s not over. I don’t want to spoil it for you, but I loved the ending. Actually, I liked the whole movie, even if the effects dated a little sooner than the filmmakers planned. Any movie that takes inspiration from Night of the Demon is going to be just fine with me.

One thought on “Drag Me to Hell (2009)

  1. We all make mistakes as you did in 2009 and I often will delay to HBO/Amazon for most things PG-13. I totally get it. But THIS movie was lightning in a bottle!


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