DRAG ME TO HELL

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  1. Spaceman Spiff

    Spaceman Spiff Abuse of Power Administrator

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    I would agree with you on the Spidey films, and share your hopes for some Raimi bastardry.
     
  2. ITL

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    Horror!Raimi is where it's at. This film I will see.

    :D
     
  3. JacksonArcher

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    Pingfah, this is definitely a return to form for Raimi and in my personal opinion the movie he needed to make after all those bloated Spider-Man films. As much as I do anticipate his return to Spider-Man, being the comic-book fan that I am, a part of me wishes Raimi would just stick to low budget, high concept horror films like DRAG ME TO HELL for the remainder of his career. Alas.
     
  4. davejames

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    Jeez, that's just sad. I checked out some of the yahoo user reviews, and it looks like there are a lot of people (teens probably) who don't get Raimi's style at ALL.

    The only thing they seem to know is stuff that's really dark like Saw, or an outright spoof like Scary Movie. lol
     
  5. The Evil Dead

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    Eh, you know what man, those Evil Dead movies did nothing for me, I don't even think I've sat through any of the films in their entirety. I'll skip this new horror picture film.
     
  6. FEARnet

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    I'm hoping to see the movie this weekend (all the mixed reviews in the thread are driving me crazy). For those of you that are Raimi fans - thought you might appreciate this...

    I'm working with FEARnet.com and we thought it'd be fun to revisit Raimi's classics before seeing 'Drag Me to Hell'. So, we decided to stream 'Evil Dead 2' on the site for free.

    Hope you enjoy.

    Jack with FEARnet
     
  7. od0_ital

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    When ya go to see the movie, everything that ya see on the screen and hear from the speakers for the first hour? That's the stuff I didn't like about the movie.

    The American version of The Office made me laugh, once. The bit with all of Dwight's stuff in the vendin' machine, includin' his own wallet so he couldn't get any of his office supplies out...that was some funny shit.

    Never have seen the British original.

    Does my opinion carry more weight now?

    :p
     
  8. Admiral_Young

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    As I have no other friends who enjoy horror movies as I do...I'll probably wait until Drag Me To Hell comes out on DVD to see it. Been wanting to see it since I first heard about it last year, the trailers look great and the subject matter is right up my ally so it will be a DVD rental.
     
  9. JacksonArcher

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    You're funny. I like you.
     
  10. Harvey

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    It was a stand up film. Nothing classic like the Evil Dead films, and I saw the twist at the end coming a mile away, but it was good fun. Didn't realize Ted Raimi played the doctor until the end credits rolled, though. Too bad Bruce couldn't have a small cameo, though it probably would have ruined the mood as much as seeing Raimi's signature car over and over again.
     
  11. Starbreaker

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    I wasn't interested in this film until I saw the reviews. It looks awesome now.
     
  12. galleywest

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    Whatever you do, don't eat during this move. Seriously. Yeah, it's that kind of Raimi film.

    I enjoyed it, it was definitely classic Raimi. There was a very high gross-out factor: scenes that you thought, wow, that's kinda gross just kept going....and going. The audience I was with was probably the most interactive I've had for a movie and overall had a good time and a good laugh. You could tell that a lot of them were really surprised by Raimi's style and were not expecting many of the horror scenes to play out the way they did. But it got a lot of laughs and a lot of "eeeeewwwww!"s

    Mmmmmm, I'd have to say that I liked Army of Darkness better, but this was a very fun, stylized, classic horror movie. It almost had that 50s or 60s horror movie vibe to it, where the characters try a bit too hard to sell you the plot that's just a little too over-the-top. Does that make sense?

    I can see why some people wouldn't like it--it's kinda like a Tarantino film, you either like his style or you don't (in Tarantino's case, I loathe it), and if you don't almost nothing will save the movie for you. So I completely understand why this movie is not going to be for everyone, not even all horror fans. It will, however, be a necessary addition to many fans DVD collections--it's the kind of movie that has a distinct presence in the horror genre. Above all, this movie has style.
     
  13. Turd Ferguson

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    I'm not sure if I want to see this or not. Raimi was awesome back in the day, but after the Spider-Man movies he's become a bit of a sell-out. The PG-13 "horror" :rolleyes: movies his Ghost House Pictures produces are a bunch of crap. The Grudge and Boogeyman were both crap. So, when I saw this movie was going to be Sam Raimi's "Big return to horror" I was a bit skeptic and when I saw the rating I figured it was going to be more of his usual tripe of late.
     
  14. Shaytan

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    Or at least nothing vaguely green and/or vaguely liquid !

    And I've heard that this film was just an appetizer for what Raimi intend to film later.


    Same thing here (in Paris). I have to add that since Wednesday (films are released on Wednesday) the cinema has moved the film to a bigger screen. It's quite successful here for this kind of film.
    And like everyone in the cinema, I liked it, I'd give it 4 stars over 5.
     
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  15. galleywest

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    I'm surprised the Parisian audience is going for it, but happy! How do horror movies usually fare in France?

    I haven't seen Boogeyman but this was nothing like The Grudge, not even remotely. DMTH definitely has more of a sense of humor.
     
  16. FemurBone

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    I just got back from seeing this. I thought it was good.

    I'm not a big horror fan, but this film is definately one that will transend the genre sort of like The Ring and The Sixth Sense did. And guess what? This movie is actually scary; imagine that, a horror movie that's actually scary.

    The plot is easy to follow and it doesn't leave you scratching your head thinking what the hell was that all about. Everything makes sense, except for all the dumb things some of the characters do, but I suppose that's pretty standard for horror films.

    This is definately one you want to see in the theater. Preferably one with a packed crowd. I see some people saying they will wait for the DVD. Big mistake. You'll regret it later.
     
  17. Colonel Green

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    I really enjoyed this movie. The pacing is good, it has some great comedic moments and some good scares. It's nice to see that there is still a market for non-torture porn horror films.
     
  18. Shaytan

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    Apparently (I can't be sure until the box office next week) it's the success of the week.
    Horror movies have fans. Saw 4 was also the biggest success of the week of its release.
     
  19. Greg Cox

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    Saw this last night. I thought it was a lot of fun: wild, horror slapstick in the tradition EVIL DEAD 2. About as subtle as a demon goat spraying vomit in your face, but what do you expect from a movie titled DRAG ME TO HELL? :)

    I saw it at a suburban multiplex, but it was easy to imagine watching this at a drive-in or some scuzzy old Times Square grindhouse.

    That's a recommendation, btw.
     
  20. Bob The Skutter

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    I'm off to see this in a couple of hours. Convinced a friend who doesn't normally like horror to go with me.