Evil Dead director Sam Raimi takes the helm for this "spook-a-blast" shocker about an ambitious L.A. loan officer who incurs the wrath of a malevolent gypsy by refusing to grant her an extension on her home loan. Determined to impress her boss and get a much-needed promotion at work, Christine Brown (Alison Lohman) lays down the law when mysterious Mrs. Ganush (Lorna Raver) literally comes begging for mercy at her feet. In retaliation for being publicly shamed, Mrs. Ganush places the dreaded curse of the Lamia on her unfortunate target, transforming Christine's life into a waking nightmare. Her skeptical boyfriend, Clay (Justin Long), casually brushing off her disturbing encounters as mere coincidence, Christine attempts to escape eternal damnation by seeking out the aid of seer Rham Jas (Dileep Rao ). But Christine's time is fast running out, and unless she's able to break the curse, she'll be tormented by a demon for three days before literally being dragged to hell. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
(Director's Cut) Although the film has a great build up of suspense throughout, as well as some genuine shocks and scares, "Drag Me To Hell" becomes a bit repetitive in places. It did keep me guessing most of the time, and the ending was a surprise. But the film didn't quite deliver what I wanted. Raimi is still a master at creating a believably evil presence, but mostly when Mrs Ganush is on screen. The ghosts don't quite measure up. The fault seems to be in the screenplay, for the most part, because it is brilliantly directed. Worth seeing.