Rated PG-13 · 99 minutes · 2009

Horror, Thriller
Back in the ’80s, Sam Raimi didn’t own a billion dollars and had never checked to see if Tobey Maguire’s unit was consistently on the same side of his spider suit; instead, he spent his days making cheesy, clever, horror-comedies. These films, with their campy excess and twisty plots, owed a debt to the drive-in cinema of the ’60s, but Raimi’s work was original enough that he wasn’t simply aping that style. Here, Raimi returns to his roots and makes a hilarious, scary and consistently entertaining B-movie. Alison Lohman plays the world’s whitest loan officer. When she denies an extension to a Gypsy woman, she’s cursed with an evil button that causes dark spirits to arise and make her give up vegetarianism. Seriously. Or comically. Either way, a mélange of mystical Third World people then lead her on a frightening hunt for salvation, and a clever and convoluted plot never fails to entertain. Special props to cinematographer Peter Deming, who gets the joke and makes the lighting work with it.

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Official Site: www.dragmetohell.net
Director: Sam Raimi
Producer: Rob Tapert, Grant Curtis, Nathan Kahane and Joseph Drake
Cast: Alison Lohman, Justin Long, Lorna Raver, Dileep Rao, David Paymer, Adriana Barraza, Chelcie Ross, Reggie Lee, Molly Cheek, Bojana Novakovic, Kevin Foster, Alexis Cruz and Ted Raimi


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Colorado Springs Independent Devil's advocate Director Sam Raimi and his brother/co-writer Ivan are challenging the modern horror story. by MaryAnn Johanson 05/28/2009
The Coast Halifax Drag Me to Hell a return to form Drag Me to Hell is a return to the energetic horror-comic style Sam Raimi helped innovate. by Mark Palermo 06/04/2009
Colorado Springs Independent Opening this week Dance Flick; Gigantic; Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian and more. 05/21/2009
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Portland Mercury When Gypsies Attack Yay! Drag Me to Hell is a great return to form for Sam Raimi. by Courtney Ferguson 05/28/2009

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