OnTheFlix Reviews Sam Raimi’s ‘Drag Me To Hell’ Movie
Sam Raimi did a great job with this movie. It was truly frightening. It had me on the edge of my seat the entire time,and that Mrs. Ganush was just truly,truly gross. In a brief synopsis of this film. Christine Brown played by the gorgeous Alison Lohman, is working hard to get a promotion at the bank she works at. One day, an old Gypsy type lady named Mrs. Ganush (Lorna Raver) walks in,and asks Christine if she can please have a third extension on her mortgage because she’s been sick. It ends up being Christine’s call, after she talks to her manager. Feeling the pressure of wanting to get that promotion,she turns down Mrs. Ganush because it would lose the bank, money.
Mrs. Ganush doesn’t like that, so she eventually puts a curse of the Lamia on Christine after attacking her. Christine eventually goes to a seer named Rham Jas (Dileep Rao) with her boyfriend, Clay Dalton (Justin Long) after feeling the effects of the curse start to take hold. Rham Jas tells her the disturbing news, that she has three days,and then the Lamia will come and drag her to hell. After that, the movie is filled with a lot of “on the edge of your seat” moments that include the Lamia demon throwing Christine around in her house,eye balls showing up in her food, and a very dangerous seance which results in death for one of the participants.
Rham Jas does present her with one final option which she gladly takes in the end. But just when you think everything’s ok , somebody does end up getting dragged straight to bloody Hell.
The movie was excellent. It never had a boring moment. I loved all the actors. This was a different role than what I’m used to seeing Justin Long play. However, I haven’t really seen him play a role since that movie called “Accepted” back in 2006 so I’m probably not the best to comment on that. He does play the most loving boyfriend in the movie. It was insanely touching to see. And oh my gosh that Lorna Raver lady who played Mrs. Ganush did a great job. That was a wicked performance. One, I will truly never forget. The biting,choking,spit,mucus,and lashing out at people was just way “over the top” crazy. This movie will spook you,and keep you wide awake the entire time. If you’re a horror fan,this is a “must see” film
Grade : A
Movie : Drag Me To Hell
Release Date : May 29,2009
Studio : Universal Pictures
Cast : Alison Lohman, Justin Long, Lorna Raver, Jessica Lucas, David Paymer, Dileep Rao