'Drag Me To Hell'

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  1. Wildest cat from montana

    Wildest cat from montana Humble Reader Thread Starter

    Moving soon so cleaning up the house and garage and packing some things and throwing away other things. That's hell in itself but that's another story.

    Anyway .... came across a box with dozens of DVD-Rs some of which I never even bothered to watch and now never will.
    But also came across a few semi-forgotten gems and ' Drag Me To Hell' is one of them.

    I had forgotten about this movie and another viewing of it made me appreciate it even more.

    Any fans?
     
  2. ScaramangaFran

    ScaramangaFran Forum Resident

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    Norway
    Hell yes! I watched this in the theatre and I absolutely loved it. One of the better later days horror movies.
    Not super scary but very entertaining. I recently bought it on blu-ray so I will probably rewatch it during this Halloween season.
     
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  3. Wildest cat from montana

    Wildest cat from montana Humble Reader Thread Starter

    I don't think Justin Long gets enough appreciation.
    Always like him in whatever movie I see him in.
    He was great as the geeky nerd in ' Galaxy Quest' ( terrific movie) and as the computer hacker in the fourth Die Hard movie and as Gary Oldman's victim in the bizarre 'Tusk'.

    And good here too as the non-believing boyfriend who is clueless until the last scene.
     
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  4. unclefred

    unclefred Coastie with the Moastie

    Location:
    Oregon Coast
    Fun flick. True to the title.
     
  5. Pizza

    Pizza With extra pepperoni

    Location:
    USA
    I love horror flicks but could never get into this movie. It bores me silly. Every now and then I’ll check it out and my feelings stay the same.
     
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  6. Wildest cat from montana

    Wildest cat from montana Humble Reader Thread Starter

    Well! You know where you can go !
    I kid!
    All comments welcome and appreciated.
     
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  7. unclefred

    unclefred Coastie with the Moastie

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    Oregon Coast
    It was all good from the curse being cast clear to the end. A lesser film would have ran with the final girl meme and saved the day.
     
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  8. Yawndave

    Yawndave Forum Resident

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    Santa Clara CA
    The only thing I didn't like about it: there was no cameo appearance by Bruce Campbell.
     
  9. Wildest cat from montana

    Wildest cat from montana Humble Reader Thread Starter

    Perfect ending as is.
     
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  10. Chrome_Head

    Chrome_Head Forum Resident

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    Los Angeles, CA.
    Only saw it once AGES AGO but I remember being quite impressed. Love to see Raimi go off on a horror flick like this.
     
  11. Witchy Woman

    Witchy Woman Forum Resident

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    Third Coast, USA
    Same here. I thought it was kind of dumb, and I am a big fan of horror movies.
     
  12. sixtiesstereo

    sixtiesstereo Senior Member

    Location:
    Wisconsin
    Thought it was excellent with some truly terrifying scenes. The lead actress is very good,
    and very attractive, but the most frightening is the elderly Gypsy woman who is truly
    scary as hell. Every scene she's in is remarkable, especially in the parking garage.
    Having her lose her dentures is unsettling, and the scene in the graveyard where she's
    not yet buried is horrifying.
    But the best is after SHE'S DEAD in the wake in the home, and her coffin falls to the
    ground, seeing the embalming fluid come out of her mouth and onto our heroine is
    one of the grossest thing I had seen in a film in a long time.
    Extremely well done film....
     
  13. Uncle Meat

    Uncle Meat Forum Resident

    Location:
    Houston, Tx, US
    I always liked the title and would say it outloud for no good reason

    DRAGGGGGGGGGGG ME TO HELLLL
     
  14. mrjinks

    mrjinks Optimistically Challenged

    Location:
    Boise, ID.
    I actually hate horror films but the good reviews got me to see this one in the theater back in the day. Really enjoyed it.
     
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  15. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    love it! own the BD...gonna watch it again, thanks!
     
  16. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    which version do you prefer...Rated or Unrated?
     
  17. Jazzmonkie

    Jazzmonkie Forum Resident

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    Tempe, AZ
    I enjoyed it when I saw it in a theater as it was making a group of young women sream quite a bit. I got the DVD when it came out, but after a couple of viewings it seemed to be overly misogynstic and I hated it. Alison Lohman's character was treated far worsely than her crimes warranted IMHO. Not one of Sam's better ones.
     
  18. Wildest cat from montana

    Wildest cat from montana Humble Reader Thread Starter

    Not sure which one I have.
     
  19. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    let me know if you can...: )
     
  20. Ghostworld

    Ghostworld Senior Member

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    US

    Hahahah. You nailed what's great about this film. The GROSSNESS of that old lady. The embalming fluid was the WORST! Hahah. I mean GREAT!

    I think it's a great horror film.... you can roll up all your freddies and jasons and dump them compared to this film which is actually scary because it works in ordinary life and the said gypsy is unforgettable. Ever since this film, I'm terrified of old E. European women. I swear. Believe me, I never say no to one. I'm always polite as hell so I dont get cursed.
     
  21. Madness

    Madness "Hate is much too great a burden to bear."

    Location:
    Maryland, USA
    I enjoyed that movie too, but if we're talking about Justin Long, his performance in Zack and Miri Make a Porno...in the actual movie and the extras...kills be every time.

    • (Justin Long) "I thought you recognized me from my work, but you're not my demographic so I'm not offended."
    • (Seth Rogen) "Well, who's your demographic?"
    • (Justin Long) "Do you like pu**y?"
    • (Seth Rogen) "Yeah."
    • (Justin Long) "Then not you."
     
  22. Wildest cat from montana

    Wildest cat from montana Humble Reader Thread Starter

    Brandon St. Randy! Hysterical.
    Explaining he makes all male movies to Seth Rogen (Zack ) elicits this exchange:
    Zack : Oh , like Glengarry Glen Ross '?
    Brandon: More like Glen and Gary **** Ross's Meaty ****.
     
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  23. Hanglow

    Hanglow ...hangin' out with your mom

    Location:
    Saratoga New York
    Never heard of it:magoo:........looks like I should further investigate........I usually follow strict guidelines when it comes
    to horror flicks....only consider ones made in the 50's through 70's ......once the 80's began I'm MIA

    :whistle::hide::righton:
     
  24. Moonbeam Skies

    Moonbeam Skies Forum Resident

    Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
    I remember seeing the preview of Drag Me To Hell in a theater and I knew it was going to be good! The preview was most of the scene where the old woman was in the bank trying to persuade the bank lady to give her more time to make a payment before throwing her out of her house. A great film, I love it.
     
  25. Moonbeam Skies

    Moonbeam Skies Forum Resident

    Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
    I hope you gave the 1980 horror film The Shining a chance!
    Drag Me To Hell is a great one too.
     

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