Drag Me To Hell (2009)
Director of the classic "Evil Dead", Sam Raimi, returns to horror in fantastic fashion. The film's plot is basic, but the techniques, imagination, sheer quality in film-making and acting performance helps elevate this film to a horror classic. The blending of comedy, horror, suspense, bewilderment and disorientation is pulled off to perfection. From the first minute you are hooked on the film and its electricity in terms of its images and pace. he film effects your state of mind and body...you are constantly anxious and tense as you wait excitedly for the next moment of suspense and horror. The film delivers so much pure quality to the audience with its emphasis on pure entertainment with horror and comedy. It wouldn't be achievable without the fantastic rhythm and pace of the film which is all achieved through Raimi's masterful direction for the genre the film is exploring and bending. The acting is top-notch and the lack of familiar faces is another element contributing to the freshness of the picture. The films technical quality is breath-taking with new mind-bending approaches and camera-work mixed with the fantastic musical score and sound use take the films quality to an even higher podium. Simply put, "Drag Me to Hell" is one of the most enjoyable horror films of recent times. It has an interesting, supernatural storyline with interesting characters, good acting and intriguing cinematographic design. The shining achievement of "Drag Me to Hell" is that it does what a horror should: not just simply gross out the audience but rather aim to scare and entertain them!
- My Rating: 8.50/10
- Rotten Tomatoes: 92% (7.6/10)
- IMDb: 7.3/10