Drag Me to Hell is a mixture of horror and comedy movies as the director Sam Raimi has returned to his hobby after two different genre films. The film offers some gruesome horror experiences through the film and the film reveals logical but terrifying images through a comedy atmosphere. The film was written by the director with his brother before the Spiderman trilogy. Above all the superficial movies this film will give a delicious slice of wicked film.
The story revolves around a character who wants to be a good person but out of greediness makes sinful choices in order to fulfil his desires. The whole movie is evolved with nudges especially scenes with cute kittens. The movie starts with Christine Browne who in spite of having a loving boyfriend and also a good job at a bank. However, she runs into issues when she declines an elderly woman’s request to extend her mortgage. As a result, she curses on threatening her and that in turn gives hell experiences for Christine. In order to come out of the situation Christine seeks help from psychics and how she overcomes the situation finally unfolds in the movie. Throughout the movie, the audience can feel that the torment of Christien is real. The movie also gives audiences experiences of tantalizing possibilities of fiery sequences.
The director of the film Sam Raimi has created the concept of the film with lots of horror moments along with lots of suspense and thrill. Shock reveals in a logical way but silent way unless it is screaming. The director also wanted to incorporate dark humour along with comedy sprinkled throughout the film. But all that he did was in a unique as well as refreshing mood in comparison with other filmmakers. There are lots of mythological references brought by the director into the screenplay. It is also expressed through the use of dialogue by the old woman.
The cast and crew of the film have brilliantly delivered their performances to grab the attention of the audience. The pivotal character played by Alison Lohman as Christine is very much believable and looks convincing as well. Justin Long as Clay Dalton has also delivered a good performance. Other characters, like Adriana Barraza as Shaun San Dena and Lorna Raver as Mrs. Sylvia Ganush, Dileep Rao as Rham Jas, and David Paymer as Mr. Jim Jacks, have all done their parts justice.
The whole movie has delivered spooky and uncanny flavour in every scene and it’s a good horror film. It must be recommended film, it has all the points of a good entertainer and hence it is a decent watch and recommended movie as well.