Ok, at this point and time I think its safe to say that Scream Factory does not turn out a bad release. Now when you take there awesome production values and throw in an awesome film like Sami Rami’s Drag Me to Hell and you have a hell of a movie night
Drag Me To Hell was directed by Sami Raimi and released in 2009. It was a moderate success at the box office and even won a few Scream and Saturn Awards that year. It is without a doubt the loudest film I have ever seen. It stars Allison Kohman as Christine Brown, a loan officer for a bank working towards a promotion. One day an old gypsy woman comes to the bank asking for an extension on her mortgage. Unable to pay she is worried that she will lose her home. Christine refuses to help her, resorting to the old woman getting on her knees begging. When this happens Christine becomes frightened and has security take her away. Shamed by this the old woman waits for Christine in her car (Easter egg alert, the same yellow delta from all of Rami’s films) and attacks her. She rips off one of Christine’s buttons and places a cure on her.
Christine begins having nightmares and visions of the old woman, and at one point sprays blood out of her nose on her boss. Along with her boyfriend Clay (Played by Justin Long) they meet a medium who informs Christine that she has been cursed and the demon is who is after her is named Lamia. It’s a powerful entity that will drive her insane for three days, they drag her down to hell. Christine then must figure out how to either break the curse or transfer it before she is taken away for all eternity by the demon.
This is a great movie from top to bottom. Its funny, in a dark humor way, but not GOOFY LIKE THE Evil Dead Films. The film is loaded beyond belief with jump scares, twists, and incredibly loud terrifying booms that will not just make you jump, but make you have a lot of fun watching as well. Mixing CGI, with practical effects, as well as every camera trick in the book the film screams good scary fun. All the actors are great in the parts, especially Allison Lohman as Christine. Watching her go from sweet and nice, to basically just an evil person, and not because of the demon facing here is fantastic. You can see she not only was committed to the part, but had a lot of fun playing it as well.
Thank God it was Scream Factory handling this as, like I said it’s a very loud movie, and that is presented in a beautiful audio track. Everything yells, and feels like its spinning through your speakers. As always the video transfer is top notch, and its loaded with special features
Overall 3.5 out of 5 Stars!