Monday, June 1, 2009

Dragged To Hell

Bean and I checked out the film DRAG ME TO HELL over the weekend. Fantastic fun. We had been aware of the film for quite some time and had heard it was going to be loaded with dark humor. It was peculiar how none of the advertising gave even a hint of that side of the movie - I bet a lot of people walked into the theater expecting a standard horror film. Fortunately the movie had its share of truly scary moments.

I've always been a fan of Sam Raimi's EVIL DEAD films, so it was really fun to experience a little of that style in his latest. In fact, I hear he's remaking the original EVIL DEAD, and after seeing DRAG ME TO HELL I'm feeling pretty good about that.

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NecroBones said...

Ran out of time this weekend to go see it. Can't wait. :)

jay's shadow said...

i love the evil dead movies. the humor adds to those films. i still watch them when i can find them. sounds like this film is done the same way?

hope when he does the remake he gets an actor for the lead role as good as he did for the original!

Love Manor said...

I agree, I loved it. Very fun and had some pretty scary moments. It was like the original Evil Dead's but with Spider Man type special FX.

Johnny Love

PumpkinBrain said...

I will be going to theatre tomorrow to see that movie. It looks very good. I really enjoyed the Evil Dead movies, they are part of my DVD collection :-)

NecroBones said...

Of course, Evil Dead II is practically a remake of the first Evil Dead, it's the same story but with a lot of the elements changed, more humor added, etc.

Man, ages since I've watched them.

The one I _really_ loved was Army of Darkness (aka Evil Dead III).

It would be very hard to replace Bruce Campbell.

Nev said...

Yeah I think that ED2 was a remake of the first as well so I have NO idea why he would bother to remake it again. He should just do a whole new story in the ED2/AOD style. I saw Drag Me to Hell last night and really liked it. Though, there were some elements that were a little too Evil Deadish and seemed to be ripped right from the film. Having said that it was good to see Raimi back to his roots. Hopefully Spiderman gave him a bigger budget to do more horror.
The only problems I had with the film were too many cheap 'sound frights' where they just blast some lame noise to scare the piss out of you. That and the CGI parts. Like the eyeball scene and the slime puke... lame CGI that could have been done with cheap old school fx.
But over all very worth the money. Go see it!

The Captain said...

I can't wait to see it!