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Old May 28 2009, 11:29 PM   #1
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DRAG ME TO HELL

So, Sam Raimi's much anticipated return to horror arrives in theaters tomorrow in the form of DRAG ME TO HELL, starring Alison Lohman and Justin Long. I was able to catch an advance screening of the film here in Chicago last week so below is a mini-review, sans spoilers.

The film is a riot. For those thinking the Spider-Man films softened Raimi to any degree you're mistaken. This has all of the gruesome, fantastically horrifying yet concurrently hilarious horror of his Evil Dead films. Unlike the "torture porn" phase that has taken over contemporary horror as of late, DRAG ME TO HELL is a rollicking good time, full of Raimi's now trademark gross out humor.

Basically, I recommend this film to anyone who is either a fan of horror, Raimi and his Evil Dead films or anyone just wanting to have a good time at the cinema.
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Old May 28 2009, 11:31 PM   #2
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Why so TV & Media-ous?
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Old May 28 2009, 11:34 PM   #3
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Re: DRAG ME TO HELL

Yeah, I was just thinking if this was more suited for the Sci-Fi and Fantasy forum. Oh, well.
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Old May 28 2009, 11:37 PM   #4
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Hopefully I will see it tomorrow. I am excited for Raimi to return to horror, for I could take or leave his Spider-Man films. Would prefer another film with Ash, but we can't be too picky.
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Old May 29 2009, 12:02 AM   #5
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I hear he's prepping another Evil Dead film but with his attention diverted back to Spider-Man for the time being I'm not so sure of its chances of ever being made.

And thanks, Spiff.
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Old May 29 2009, 12:50 AM   #6
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I'm so glad to see a good review of this--I'm going tomorrow and am looking forward to it so much! I actually was texting a friend last weekend about going to see it last Friday, I was so excited. Oops. Hey, a little enthusiasm never hurt anybody!
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Old May 29 2009, 01:20 AM   #7
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I don't usually see movies on opening day because my wife likes to avoid the crowds.

Luckily, she has no interest in seeing this one, so I can go tomorrow.
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Old May 29 2009, 01:38 AM   #8
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I hear he's prepping another Evil Dead film but with his attention diverted back to Spider-Man for the time being I'm not so sure of its chances of ever being made.
Word of a remake of Evil Dead and/or a fourth film in the series with Bruce Campbell as Ash has come time and time again. With the Spider-Man 4 production gearing up (and quite possibly Spider-Man 5) I share your skepticism as to if either will ever be made. Still, I hope they will.
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Old May 29 2009, 03:54 AM   #9
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I hear he's prepping another Evil Dead film but with his attention diverted back to Spider-Man for the time being I'm not so sure of its chances of ever being made.
Word of a remake of Evil Dead and/or a fourth film in the series with Bruce Campbell as Ash has come time and time again. With the Spider-Man 4 production gearing up (and quite possibly Spider-Man 5) I share your skepticism as to if either will ever be made. Still, I hope they will.
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Old May 29 2009, 05:00 AM   #10
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Glad to know you liked it JA. Despite our tastes varying at times I'm curious to see this.
This part I think seals it if your like me and so over 'torture porn' or it was never appealing to you.
Unlike the "torture porn" phase that has taken over contemporary horror as of late, DRAG ME TO HELL is a rollicking good time, full of Raimi's now trademark gross out humor.
Looking forward to this movie as counter programming to UP & Museum 2.
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Old May 29 2009, 06:05 AM   #11
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Yeah, I could never get into the Saw or Hostel films. I'm glad Sam Raimi is back in the game to deliver a true "jump out of your seats" horror film.
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Old May 29 2009, 06:33 AM   #12
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I got into an advanced screenin' here in Austin, courtesy of Ain't It Cool News...

...and walked out about an hour into it. I would have left sooner, but it was at one of the Alamo Drafthouse theaters, so I had to wait for my server to bring the check for my burger & fries.
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Old May 29 2009, 06:47 AM   #13
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Oh, it's really going to be awesome, then.
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Yeah, ya say that now...
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What didn't you like about it?
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