Friday, August 21, 2009

Drag Me to Hell Review

By Ama Reeves

Of course the anticipation of a new Sam Raimi horror film just about drove me insane so when I saw that the Century 8 (the most ghetto theatre in the valley) was doing a midnight sneak preview on Thursday I was the first one in line. I had certain expectations for this film and I already had in mind that they would probably not be met. To my surprise it was everything that I hoped and dreamed it could be. Simple plot and wonderful visuals paying homage to classic horror and specifically, the Argento camp. Spot on lighting and no over dramatic CGI.

Quick Premise: A loan officer ordered to evict an old woman from her home finds herself the recipient of a supernatural curse, which turns her life into a living hell. Desperate, she turns to a seer to try and save her soul, while evil forces work to push her to a breaking point

For Sam Raimi fans "the Classic", his Delta Oldsmobile is seen in the first fifteen minutes as the gypsy's car. A great treat! On top of that Ted Raimi and the rest of the Raimi family have cameos. Along with that plenty of scenes have the oh so Raimi style very reminiscent of Evil Dead 1 and 2. Keeping the campy mid-70's film alive is something that Raimi has strived to do throughout his entire career and seeing his renewed love and inspiration for the horror genre in full effect is absolutely incredible and resulted in 2 hours of thrilling nail biting entertainment.

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