For this year’s 31 Nights of Horror Challenge, the Day 7 prompt was From Hell. There are so many movies on this theme, but I had to choose Drag Me to Hell (2009) from the Sam Raimi factor alone. His style is all over this film, making it good fun!#31nightsofhorror day 7 prompt: From Hell--Drag Me to Hell (2009) Click To Tweet
Christine Brown is a loan officer at a bank but is worried about her lot in life. She competes with a competent colleague for an assistant manager position and isn’t too sure about her status with a boyfriend. Worried that her boss will think less of her if she shows weakness, she refuses a time extension on loan to an old woman, Mrs. Ganush, who now faces foreclosure and the loss of her house. In retaliation, the old woman places a curse on her, which, she subsequently learns, will result in her being taken to hell in a few days’ time. With the help of a psychic, she tries to rid herself of the demon but faces several hurdles in the attempt.
Our Thoughts on Drag Me to Hell
Sam Raimi returns to his b-movie roots. And boy, is it fun and entertaining! It is a tale ripe for a gory b-movie treatment – a gypsy curse is basically as cliche as it can be.. But it goes all out, there is gore galore, and every possible trope of a horror movie is used, usually quite creatively. It’s a treat for all of the “Evil dead” fans and has/will make many more people go and check those out too!
7.5 out of 10
The script was written after Sam Raimi and Ivan Raimi completed Army of Darkness(1992), but Sam pursued other projects before returning to this.
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