May 29, 2009, 1 a.m. CST
Gonna see this tomorrow
May 29, 2009, 1:05 a.m. CST
Been waiting for one of you guys to review this movie. Sounds promising.
May 29, 2009, 1:06 a.m. CST
What about that flick? I wanna see that as well as this.
May 29, 2009, 1:08 a.m. CST
Would've thought that'd be a cool combination: Paige/Raimi.
May 29, 2009, 1:09 a.m. CST
it's a great time to be a geek, and to be a Sam Raimi fan! I'm so excited to be on my way to watch this film again! Off I go!
May 29, 2009, 1:11 a.m. CST
by Aphex Twin
I thought the film was cool as hell. My girlfriend however was rather scared and shielded her eyes for most of it. Of course now I'm almost contractually obligated to watch the next pillow-fluff chickflick that comes out with her. It will then be my turn to squirm. Nice job Sam Raimi!
May 29, 2009, 1:12 a.m. CST
But I will still see both :)
May 29, 2009, 1:15 a.m. CST
by God's Brother
It's the smartest horror film I've ever seen. Completely terrifying, thoroughly engaging, 100% satisfying. Loved it loved it loved it.
May 29, 2009, 1:16 a.m. CST
It promises to be much better than that Terminator dreck. Fucking McG...
May 29, 2009, 1:19 a.m. CST
that movie is fucking AWESOME. "Hank, you ever feel evil?"
May 29, 2009, 1:19 a.m. CST
Evil Dead 2 and Army of Darkness were flops. And I will never forget the joy of having seen them in theaters.
May 29, 2009, 1:26 a.m. CST
Just noted that it was a departure stylistically for Raimi. I love it. And I enjoyed THE GIFT and FOR LOVE OF THE GAME (baseball scenes only) as well.
May 29, 2009, 1:37 a.m. CST
susan boyle should have been cast once elaine paige dropped out
May 29, 2009, 1:42 a.m. CST
Raimi = GOD
May 29, 2009, 1:44 a.m. CST
Particularly the parts attached to Katie Holmes' chest.
May 29, 2009, 1:45 a.m. CST
Haven't had this much fun in a movie theater in years! God bless Raimi for this little jewel.
May 29, 2009, 2:01 a.m. CST
From what I have heard, she doesn't go for the penis.
May 29, 2009, 2:03 a.m. CST
Might not be the balls-to-the-wall horror movies that got him famous, but it was a fucking nice change of pace and well made movie. The kind of film you would have gotten once a week back in the 40s or 50s, but now are lucky to see once every couple of years.
May 29, 2009, 2:07 a.m. CST
Sam should put more variety in his career, a balance of blockbuster, splat-stick horror (or even pure, non jump-scare based horror) and serious drama.
May 29, 2009, 2:11 a.m. CST
Glad to read he is back on track.
May 29, 2009, 2:24 a.m. CST
by Droogie Alex
I hate most of what Raimi does, especially the heavy handed, clunky "humor". I think all three Spiderman films were pretty poor.
May 29, 2009, 2:35 a.m. CST
why do all the trailers look boring and lame? haven't seen T4 or Wolverine, partially based on their boring and insipid trailers, the other part being the reviews all say they suck. Spidey 3 pissed me off so fucking bad, it still pisses me off to this day, so why should I give Sam my money?
May 29, 2009, 2:38 a.m. CST
It's on DVD this October. Warners couldn't give two shits about this movie since it's not a remake and not PG13.
May 29, 2009, 2:40 a.m. CST
That's some strong words there Beaks. Hope you're right.
May 29, 2009, 3:24 a.m. CST
by porkinz the x-wing instructor
I think, for a wacky spookfest, that says a lot. But then again, a lot of you pussies are just gonna see wind up seeing UP because it looks shiny and it's in 3D...come on, put your money where your mouth is you whiners. You've all been begging for EVIL DEAD 4 -- well, here it is!!
May 29, 2009, 3:28 a.m. CST
Yawn. Would rather go see Night At The Museum 2 and that is not high on my must see list.
May 29, 2009, 4:42 a.m. CST
by The InSneider
Jeez, we're really desperate for horror "classics" these days, aren't we? It's a 2 1/2 star movie at best but I'll give it 2 cuz I'm an asshole. Cool beginning. Great ending. Same shit over and over for 90 minutes in the middle. Loud jump scares and silly gross-out bullshit. One of a kind? A return to form? I think not.
May 29, 2009, 4:53 a.m. CST
It's made as a popcorn movie. Think "Darkman"—studio feature with Raimi's peculiar sensibility; the attitude is over the top with tons of gross–out humour. This isn't "The ultimate experience in grueling terror."
May 29, 2009, 5:33 a.m. CST
At the risk of a doing a Harry style ramble...<p> I remember seeing CRIMEWAVE (anyone remember that one?), EVIL DEAD, and EVIL DEAD 2 back in the day, all within about a month of each other.<p> It was an important moment in the life of young Cobra as it was one of the first times my youthful brain comprehended what a 'director' does. Why a film isn't actually defined by its cast (as you think when your a kid), but why its defined by its director (this unseen wizard behind the scenes).<p> Raimi was the first of these 'wizards' that I discovered and for that he'll always be a glory boy.<p> Historical ramble over. DRAG ME TO HELL sounds great btw.
May 29, 2009, 6:15 a.m. CST
With the rest of the drool cups then.
May 29, 2009, 6:46 a.m. CST
May 29, 2009, 6:59 a.m. CST
by T 1000 xp professional
saw a screening last night and it was tons of fun. It's a style of horror that's been missing for a long time. People even clapped at the end. Great movie guys,
May 29, 2009, 7:04 a.m. CST
by T 1000 xp professional
May 29, 2009, 7:21 a.m. CST
Now I'm just going to have to reevaluate EVERYTHING!
May 29, 2009, 7:27 a.m. CST
Needs to be dragged to hell. Totally agree. She's an awful actress and basically does the same thing in everything - Regenesis, X3, Juno, Hard Candy - same fricking performance. Glad she dropped out.
May 29, 2009, 7:38 a.m. CST
but he isn't and this movie looks fucking stupid.
May 29, 2009, 7:48 a.m. CST
Since the fanfair is large for this, and I remember that same love for Spiderman which I thought was good, but not great. Even two. Wow I'm asking for it I know. Look this chick, for me and let us not say I crave cut and paste formulas. Call me sentimental, but I like to care about the main character. I don't always expect to agree with them or find how they act or live to match the way I do. When it comes to films like these. I need to feel like I could have made the same mistake, and If the character becomes a complete bitch/asshole. They really have to be someone so fucking nice and sweet that you really don't believe it was them being themselves. It's not the denial that pissed me off. It was the scene right after where she scream for security. When this fragile old woman is begging her. Why Security??? Why.. I'm hoping it was cut wrong. IF not it will take nothing short of amazing to make me give a shit about this bitch. I had the same problem with Cabin Fever. After they start getting sick and then we see how they truly want to be. I stopped giving a fuck, and when you don't give a fuck theres very little the story can do to fix it and keep you in that. I hope they survive frame of mind. Formula or not, that's part of the thrill of a horror movie. Actually worrying about the faith of the main character because you care about them. I still believe in the Chris Rock Saltine Theory as well. Sorta like how some poeple want to pat disney on the back for the Princess Frog flick. When it looks like shit, but we still want to do so hoping it will build more/better 2d disney films. I guess I have to see it now. Just to know the truth.
May 29, 2009, 7:58 a.m. CST
Well, Drag Me to Hell! I'm actually considering seeing this now. I'm hoping Justin "Mac Guy" Long gets smacked up some by some monsters or other shit in this movie. Now the only question is, do I drag a lady friend to see it with me, or some B-movie loving homies?
May 29, 2009, 8:09 a.m. CST
Seeing it tomorrow. What's ironic is that Raimi's last film kicked off the shit-fest that was Summer 07, while this sounds like it may rescue, at least partially, the shit-fest that is Summer 09!
May 29, 2009, 8:20 a.m. CST
I can't wait to see this film, I've grown tired of the "Ghost house" productions these past few years, the fucking grudge=shit, they did a few others that were just awful...The Evil Dead series (to include AOD of course) stand as my all time kick ass love to watch films...not my favorite mind you, but lets just say, if I was were stranded on a deserted island, and had a DVD player with unlimited battery power, if I were only allowed to have in hand, one film...it would be fucking Army of Darkness. Raimi's return as a horror director is welcomed indeed....Give us some fucking sugar baby!
May 29, 2009, 8:26 a.m. CST
"DRAG ME TO HELL plays like the B movie Michael Haneke will never allow himself to make."<p> Ha! Love that line. I didn't like the film as much as everyone else (It was repetitive and played to the cheap seats) but it was a fun time.
May 29, 2009, 8:33 a.m. CST
by James Hall
at a sneak preview here in Raleigh. Loved it. However, I agree that the marketing in general and the trailers in specific have been horrible. Can we please stop these guys from putting spoilers from the climactic scene in the freaking trailer?!? It reminded me of Quarantine last year that put the money shot not only in the trailer, but on the poster and DVD box as well.
May 29, 2009, 9 a.m. CST
If Raimi really gave two shits about the genre he wouldn't have spent the last several years producing shit like The Grudge and other various bubble gum horror films for the kiddies. PG-13 is the absolute worst thing to happen to the genre and while I want this film to be good the trailers have looked fucking awful and the rating ensures I will have to watch this with a bunch of adolecent douchebags texting through the entire film. I guess I'll know soon enough but right now this whole thing reeks of an AICN bullshit hype-fest.
May 29, 2009, 9:06 a.m. CST
Great little flick and I agree with you about spoilers. I cannot believe to this day that they literally put the final scene of the film in the trailer.
May 29, 2009, 9:34 a.m. CST
Anyone who judges a movie by its trailer is an idiot in my opinion anyway.
May 29, 2009, 11:02 a.m. CST
With films that have had fucking awesome trailers, only to lead up to the eventual aids ridden cumshot of a result, Drag me to Hell having what some would call "shitty" trailers is maybe a good omen. For the record, I liked the theatrical trailer...the TV spots are kinda Gay, but hey so is Justin Long and his pussy mac book.
May 29, 2009, 11:19 a.m. CST
Can't stand the wench. What I saw of Juno was shite...
May 29, 2009, 12:10 p.m. CST
I mean, I passed on Ghosts of Girlfriends Past and Meet the Spartans based on the trailers so I'm not exactly sure what your point is. If the trailers suck and the film is rated Pussy-13, I can't really blame people for not wanting to see the film. I'm going to check it out because the word of mouth has been decent but frankly, it looks like every other insipid, CGI-infested PG-13 horror flick from the last five years.
May 29, 2009, 4:25 p.m. CST
by Dark Knight Lite
I just got back from a 2:45 showing, and I'm angry as hell. I bought the hype, and was truly looking forward to the "return of true horror." What I got was an extended episode of TALES FROM THE CRYPT. This would have been fine as a 45 minute segment of an anthology horror movie, but as a feature, it offers nothing new. Neil Marshall has nothing to worry about.
May 29, 2009, 5 p.m. CST
Beaks everything you said is dead on.
May 29, 2009, 5:42 p.m. CST
looks like sam raimi aping old sam raimi, when what he did seems to have been accidental...the trailers look stupid.
May 29, 2009, 8:53 p.m. CST
Worst part for me was paying to much attention. I knew the she grabbed the damn coin as soon as she walked out of the car I yelled at the screen. "You got the standing liberty coin, you stupid bitch!" This ruined the movie for everyone else there becuase the film still had 15 minutes of scenes left, and it really bumed me out to be honest, cause I was actually enjoying most of what was happening. They should have played this suprise better. I guess in todays world where everyone has a small attention span- this shit works like a charm. Back in form? I don't know.. The sound was the best part of the film, it really worked well as a character in and of itself. The anvil scene was absurd. Who hangs an anvil up like that??? and those skates were sharp as hell. It has it's moments, but the coin gag screwed the pooch.
May 29, 2009, 9 p.m. CST
like this one. Makes it a hard second watch. Mainly because it still has 15-20 minutes left to get to this end moment. The graveyard scene had no life for me cause I knew it was the goddamned coin. Hope Drag Me From Hell is Better. Sequel could be about getting her out of hell.
May 30, 2009, 12:39 a.m. CST
by Dark Knight Lite
"Leave Her Kitten Killing Soul in Hell." The more I think about this film, the madder I get. She's a banker, right? A detail-oriented person, right? CHECK THE GODDAMN ENVELOPE BEFORE YOU GRAB THE SHOVEL AND CAR KEYS!!! Bah.
May 30, 2009, 8:59 a.m. CST
part of this whole experience was realizing she had the fucking coin. knowing she was damned but hoping! stupid fanboys i hate you....i wish you all were dragged to hell.
May 30, 2009, 12:28 p.m. CST
May 30, 2009, 12:34 p.m. CST
i don't think the ending's supposed to be a surprise. you know she can't fight the inevitable. just like when she kills the kitty, the joke is how the lengths she goes to stay alive are ultimately futile.
May 30, 2009, 2:11 p.m. CST
Lame cheap scares. The scariest thing was that I paid to see this crap. Funny? I did not hear any laughs in the theater. Why kill a kitten? I hate seeing animals killed in a dumb movie like this. THAT is not necessary.
May 30, 2009, 3:52 p.m. CST
So you're worried about character development based on the trailer. And to back up your theory, you invoke Eli Roth.<p> Did you even watch the Evil Dead series, you fucking idiot?
May 30, 2009, 3:58 p.m. CST
Juno is one of the most overrated movies in recent years(though Little Miss Sunshine is right up it's ass).<p> Bateman, Cera and even Garner outshine her. But in the end, her overly-wise-hipster-quipping ANNOYING AS FUCK character just grated too much.
May 30, 2009, 4:13 p.m. CST
There was a time when that film was better than it deserved to be and realitively unknown and rare. Rare in the fact that you couldn't find a vhs copy because it was A: out of print and B: people didn't return it after renting it. In fact chances are you probably saw part 2 first before you saw the original. I'm one of those people, and in the end I liked the original better because it was a scary movie. As it stands now the ED series is most raped/redipped DVD on the planet. when your grandmother knows who Freddy Kruger is. He's not cool anymore. When your trend becomes a national chainmarket it's not edgy or cool anymore. I'm 31, you cock sucking fuck. Knowing about the coin was never the directors plan, they played it wrong. Maybe if the boyfreind didn't remention it again at the fucking dinner scene... I still hated the bitch in the film, the anvil smash has the worst cgi fx I've seen in a this year, and that shit was retarded. Oh but it's ok becuase it's a throwback to tom and jerry. Whatever man. I liked the music and the sound design when it was used for scares, and the wow did they get away with that in pg 13 "suck face" scenes, and the parking lot/car fight, but I never once felt bad for the girl or cared about her. And when i should have felt like she might have gotten away I knew she wasn't going to 15 minutes before they would confirm it. I had to sit through two scenes of her trying to rid herself of the coin. She was going to drop it on an old man cause he was going to die... Really, oh so I guess becuase he's sick and going to die anyways it's ok, no thought or concern of him going to hell in his death.. Again the bitch is unlikable. then she tries to pin the coin on her coworker and finally the graveyard scene that disolves into a shower. Thats was a long time of knowing she was still fucked. And it was boring for me, cause i knew it was meaniningless. they didn't want you to know it was the coin. Bullshit fucker. Bullshit you fuck! I didn't care for this bitch not one bit. Even when they force feed the boyfreinds mother doesnt like her scenes, and made the gypsy woman gross. Yeah I remembver Evil Dead. I used to watch it like, oh I don't know several times a month for a few years, then when it got ass raped and became the "It" movie that everyone worships and knows. I stopped enjoying it and the man who made it. Well he has been interesting to me since Darkman. so fuck off!
June 3, 2009, 3:18 p.m. CST
June 18, 2009, 3:19 p.m. CST
Seriously, watch the parking lot scene again. Starts with that satanic handkerchief, has "Mrs. Ganush" materialize inside a LOCKED CAR, and fight on despite staples to the face and EYE, lift heavy concrete blocks to smash the windows, begin the first sign of the demon (the sharm teeth, in the jagged smashed dentures) and when she delivers the curse, Christine falls asleep, so it suggest it might all have been a dream/illusion. And the ghostly swirling leaves that signaled her presenec in the parking lot appear just in time to guide Christine to the psychic who explains the "gypsy curse". Mrs. Ganush (the old lady at the bank) is not the same as "Mrs. Ganush", (the demon called forth by Christine's cruelty). Every critic online is taking this film so literally. Raimi was too subtle.