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Drag Me to Hell

by

Jeff Nelson

Sam Raimi really comes back with a bang

Drag Me to Hell
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Director Sam Raimi has been gone for 16 years from the horror genre. He started with his Evil Dead trilogy, but he went on to bigger movies like Spiderman instead. Now, he's back for another horror mvie, Drag Me To Hell.

The story stands strong, although some elements have been used before. The pacing of the story was perfect and did not drag at all. The movie knew what the story was and never let it go, never extracted from outside of the boundaries that were set.

The acting was surprisingly good. Alison Lohman (Christine Brown) and Justin Long (Clay Dalton) gave brilliant performances. There was real chemistry between them and their interactions were believable. In everything from delivering lines to screaming, Alison Lohman gave something I haven't seen in a horror film since Jamie Lee Curtis in her horror days. These actors do not let you down.

Some of the most important parts of a horror movie are the visuals and the sound editing. Knowing Sam Raimi, the visuals look excellent as expected, even when used in a silly context. The sound was impressive. It is easily one of the best soundtracks I've heard in any horror movie. There was quite a bit of CGI in the body parts, such as eye balls and flies. They were used to either make you laugh or to scare. This is Sam Raimi's style.

Overall, Drag Me To Hell is one of the best horror movies that have come out within the past few years. It is not all horror. It wants to make you laugh from irony and in some of the death scenes. For every time it makes you laugh, it makes you jump. Sam Raimi really comes back with a bang. If you are planning to see just one horror movies for the next few months, see Drag Me To Hell.

My Rating = Four and One Half Stars

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