Live in Chicago? Want to be the first in town to see Sam Raimi's DRAG ME TO HELL? Capone has the details!!!
Hey everyone. Capone in Chicago here. It’s nearly the middle of the month, and there are still so many big movies left to come out over the next couple of weeks. I promised Chicago-area readers that May would be busy, and to prove it, I’ve booked three more screening between now and the end of May--two of which I’m already seen in rough-cut/work-in-progress versions, and the other one I’m previewing this week. The two I’ve seen already are two of my favorites of the year so far, and the third one may turn out to be the big R-rated comedy of the summer. I know some other folks who have seen it, and can’t heap enough praise upon it. Up first, we’ve got the exclusive AICN screening of Sam Raimi’s return to bat-shit-crazy horror, DRAG ME TO HELL, staring Alison Lohman and Justin Long, one of the highlights from SXSW in March, even with some of the effects not quite finished. The screening will be held Wednesday, May 20 at 8:00 pm at a theater in downtown Chicago. We've got the whole theater to ourselves--about 260 seats to fill, so here's how you win (if you stray from these instruction, your entry will be trashed): Send me an e-mail to email@example.com with the subject line "GENTLY BY THE HAND TO HELL". In the body of the email, I need your Name and whether or not you are bringing a Guest (you may bring one guest; I don't need his/her name), and the answer to the following question: WHAT HIDEOUS SIGHTS/TORTURES WOULD YOU EXPECT TO FIND WAITING FOR YOU IN HELL? I’m talking about things that only you would find hellacious, as if hell carved out a nice little corner just for you with all of the things you find hideous and awful. Be detailed, but be brief. No more than 50 words or your entry gets dragged to the hell of my Trash. DEADLINE FOR THE CONTEST IS 5:00 PM CST, MAY 15. Good luck everyone! -- Capone firstname.lastname@example.org
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May 12, 2009, 4:32 p.m. CST
May 12, 2009, 4:32 p.m. CST
could this be?
May 12, 2009, 4:33 p.m. CST
thats all i have to say on the matter
May 12, 2009, 4:42 p.m. CST
I was excited before, but I can't co-sign PG-13 horror movies.
May 12, 2009, 4:59 p.m. CST
I'm going morrow.
May 12, 2009, 5:02 p.m. CST
I don't give a flying fuck what it's rated. I'm in.
May 12, 2009, 5:22 p.m. CST
I live in Madison, and it's a 2 hour drive away. . .there's no way in Hell I'm going to be able to go. Dammit.
May 12, 2009, 5:26 p.m. CST
Hasn't Josh Swaney taught us anything?
May 12, 2009, 5:28 p.m. CST
Man I loved that show and that character.
May 12, 2009, 5:41 p.m. CST
Raimi was supposed to come in and show all these PG-13 pansy Japanese Remakes how things are done in the states. But i guess now that raimi is the Spider-Man guy, he needs to cater to the fans who cant handle a real horror film.
May 12, 2009, 7:26 p.m. CST
May 12, 2009, 7:42 p.m. CST
Great line from the Zombie episode, which may have been the funniest and scariest one at the same time. Man the remake sucked ass.
May 12, 2009, 7:45 p.m. CST
....even if he doesn't email you. Just put the name on the fucking list. You'll gain some supporters in the TB's. Like the Men's Warehouse guy so elegantly states, "I GUARANTEE IT."
May 13, 2009, 12:08 a.m. CST
god damn it. Guess it's to make more money, wont' be getting mine. will rent it on netflix (only if there is an R version).
May 13, 2009, 8:53 a.m. CST
That said, I'm not happy it's Pussy-13 either. I think we've had our collective fill of bubble gum horror, which started with the Ring and just won't quit. By the way, The Ring was the last PG-13 horror film I enjoyed.
May 13, 2009, 9 a.m. CST
by The Boz
J.Swane...you coming to this or what?
May 13, 2009, 9:06 a.m. CST
by The Boz
My summer is starting off rotten. Didn't win Star Trek (going IMAX this weekend finally). Didn't win Swaney. Can't make it to DRAG ME TO HELL! Pralle wouldn't have won anyways. Guess I'll have to save up my contest essay skills for the next upcoming screenings.
May 13, 2009, 9:32 a.m. CST
by Black Jack iii
"From the director of Spiderman!!!" "Rated PG-13" .. Count me out. "From the director of Evil Dead!!" "Rated R" .. Count me in. Raimi's become such a wet nellie.
May 13, 2009, 10:26 a.m. CST
Wonder if they would get PG-13's as well in this day and age.
May 13, 2009, 10:48 a.m. CST
Evil Dead was not pg-13. I mean what the hell is he thinking.
May 13, 2009, 10:50 a.m. CST
yes walter, it has
May 13, 2009, 11:05 a.m. CST
by Mr. Gunderson
JESUS CHRIST THIS MOVIE IS INSANE!!! I was actually tired after I saw it because it had me jumping out of my seat so often. Good stuff!
May 13, 2009, 11:17 a.m. CST
I saw it last night and i loved it !!!
May 13, 2009, 11:40 a.m. CST
by Mr. Gunderson
It's not scary in the way that you'll have nightmares or it's disturbing, it's just an onslaught of jumps and gross-out moments. I was just on-edge b/c stuff will come out of nowhere and scare you throughout the whole movie.
May 13, 2009, 12:03 p.m. CST
...I REALLY hope it actually is...
May 13, 2009, 12:21 p.m. CST
Its sad letter grades are now more important than whats in the actual film. Very stupid. Considering how campy and goofy Evil Dead 2 was it could have gotten a PG-13.
May 13, 2009, 1:02 p.m. CST
where is the deadliest warrior talkback?
May 13, 2009, 1:04 p.m. CST
by Mr. Gunderson
I don't think there will be an "R-Cut" of the movie. I don't feel like Raimi compromised much, it just happens to be a PG-13 movie. But that shouldn't stop you from seeing it. "The Others" was PG-13 too and that's one of the best horror movies in the last decade.
May 13, 2009, 8:39 p.m. CST
well im sure there's plenty of spiderman 3 dvds down there
May 13, 2009, 8:49 p.m. CST
at the premiere at Mann's Chinese Theater last night! The movie's good, but the experience was something else. Saw Alison Lohman and Charlize Theron, also Bud Cort and the dude who just played Jason (although he was pointed out to me). It was really fun!
May 13, 2009, 10:34 p.m. CST
by andrew coleman
I mean what else could beat it Harry Potter? Lame summer.
May 14, 2009, 8:06 a.m. CST
by Nasty In The Pasty
...with a penny...and a broken cigarette.
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