Rating Explanation: for sequences of horror violence, terror, disturbing images and language.
Jimmy's Buzz Guide Review: This is a frightening, hilarious, delightfully campy thrill ride.
DVD Features: Production Video Diaries
Alison Lohman ... Christine Brown
Justin Long ... Clay Dalton
Lorna Raver ... Mrs. Ganush
Dileep Rao ... Rham Jas
David Paymer ... Mr. Jacks
Adriana Barraza ... Shaun San Dena
Chelcie Ross ... Leonard Dalton
Reggie Lee ... Stu Rubin
Molly Cheek ... Trudy Dalton
Drag Me to Hell
This suspense/thriller tells the tale of a young womanís desperate quest to escape an evil curse.
Christine Brown (Alison Lohman "Flicka")
is an ambitious L.A. loan officer with a charming boyfriend, Professor
Clay Dalton (Justin Long "Live Free or Die Hard").
Their life together appears to have everything going for it until
the mysterious Mrs. Ganush (Lorna Raver "First Watch") arrives at the bank to plead
for an extension on her home loan.
Christineís dilemma revolves around whether she should follow her
instincts and give the old woman a break, or deny the extension and
earn the approval of her boss, Mr. Jacks (David Paymer "Get Shorty"). Finally she decides to do the deed and dispossess Christine from her home. In retaliation, the old woman places the curse of the Lamia upon her.
This has the effect of transforming her life into a living nightmare.
Haunted by an evil spirit and misunderstood by a skeptical boyfriend,
she seeks the aid of seer Rham Jas (newcomer Dileep Rao) to save her soul from
eternal damnation and he devises a formula to reverse the spellóbut how
far is she prepared to go to get herself away from the curse?
Writer/Director, Sam Raimi (Spider-Man), who early in his career did a bunch of horror films such as Evil Dead, renews his passion for
the limb-chopping, blood-spewing special effects genre. Although he demonstrates more restraint in Drag Me to Hell by playing much of it for laughs, still he never fails to scare the hell out of us, keeping us either on the edge, or under our seats.