Dragged To Hell

And enjoyed every second of it!

Just got back from seeing Sam Raimi’s Drag Me To Hell and gotta say, I haven’t had as much fun watching a film at the cinema in a long while 😀 We  were sitting right at the front, so it was wham-bam-shocks-and-gristle-in-your-face close, and Hell take me, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a film where quite so many things were spewed. Maggots, blood, slime, eyeballs, flies; you name it, this film spews it.

But it does so with a Raimi grin on its face – there’s some brilliantly sick humour poking its charred fingers through the cracks in the floor (though more subtle shades are also present), and everyone in the cinema was shrieking, cringing and laughing. It was, as Tom Cruise would say, a blast – one of the few kinds of movies where audience ‘participation’ is actually bearable, as it’s usually a real pet peeve of mine – and there was applause at the climax which is always heartening.

And every single one of us came out of the film having learned two extremely valuable life lessons: Never piss off a gypsy. And keep track of your envelopes…



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4 Responses to “Dragged To Hell”

  1. scarlethearts Says:

    I so agree with you about this movie. It was so gross, I couldn’t look at some parts. I have to say getting beat up when there was nothing around was partly amusing.

    • Alex Masterson Says:

      I’m not sure which is worse; being beaten up by nothingness, or being beaten up by a grotty old woman with no teeth!

      Can’t believe someone actually puked in your screening, heh. Well alright, I can… 😛 Which bit?

  2. Ken K. Says:

    Wasn’t there a rumor that Sam Raimi was going to do a “Big Budget” remake of Evil Dead? I remember an interview somewhere of with him saying that the new one would be exactly what he had wanted the first one to be —IF he had had the budget back then—

    See, to me, that’s the ONLY reason to ever remake a film. I hope that it’s true and not just typical hollywood remake.

    • Alex Masterson Says:

      He’s talked about how awesome it would be, but I remember him also saying not long ago that he’d get in a younger director for it, which would kinda destroy the point of why people want to see it remade in the first place!

      Though as far as remakes go; I think it can be interesting having different takes on a film so long as there’s enough depth to the source material. Like, hmm, Dawn of the Dead, say, but yeah it is quite hard to find good examples of remakes that are solely based on a previous film (without any literature / comic / script based origins).

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