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Cinema-Maniac: Drag Me to Hell (2009) Review

When it comes to horror movies, the most important thing that’s always missing is the “horror” in this genre. Sam Rami embraced this idea of taking away the “horror” and adding a layer of comedy.

Here’s a basic summary, a loan officer who evicts an old woman from her home finds herself the recipient of a supernatural curse. Desperate, she turns to a seer to try and save her soul, while evil forces work to push her to a breaking point. I know it sounds boring, but it’s the opposite of that. I was actually engaged in the characters and I wanted them to actually live. That’s important in a horror movie, you want the characters to live, unless were talking Friday the 13Th franchise than I just those sex craze teenagers to die.

It doesn’t really offer any sense of horror, but it’s humorous moments will leave you laughing. This is actually one of the few horror movies that I actually found entertaining. I mean I take a look on the modern horror movies and there usually filled with blood and gore. Not this one, it separate is itself with s strong female lead and good direction.

Drag Me To Hell might not be the horror movie for you, but it’s certainly one of the original horror movie that not a remake or a sequel. So in genre lacking engaging stories and actual enjoyment, Drag Me To Hell is one of the few modern horror movie that provides the entertainment.