After denying a woman the extension she needs to keep her home, loan officer Christine Brown sees her once-promising life take a startling turn for the worse. She enlists a psychic to help lift the curse placed on her by the old gypsy and keep her soul from being dragged to hell.
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Though it is always delightful to see one of these movies where Mr. Raimi gets to do silly hyper-stylized cartoon horror tropes and malevolent slapstick, and Alison Lohman sure pleases as the wholesome (farm)gril next door, Drag Me To Hell will always primarily stand for me as where I first took notice of the beguiling Bojana Novakovic, in her small role as a gypsy granddaughter. I looooooove her. I love gypsies.
Unscary and stupid horror, where the disgusting, incomprehensively evil Central European menace de jour is the Gypsy. What strikes me most is this: if we lived in an alternative world where the Nazis had won the war, the film would be substantially unaltered in tone and plot, only with the evil old woman as a Jew.
Drag Me To Hell was like the not-as-attractive daughter of Evil Dead who happens to be too squeamish to take over the family business but tries anyway. Not horrible, but the awful CG definitely loses this movie some points. I never got truly excited for this movie & wasn't sure if I was supposed to laugh or be scared. Despite my grievances it wasn't awful, just not amazing.