In my theater tonight, this movie received a Cheering/yelling Standing ovation at the end . . . I'm not exaggerating one bit!!!
First off, I can't believe DRAG ME TO HELL had a midnight screening but I was lucky enough to catch the only one in our city.
It wasn't super packed but those who were there you could tell were die hard horror fans.
If one would EVER question if Raimi had lost his touch over the past decade with his Spidey detour, think again!
This film has his trademark gs and stamp all over it.
From spewing blood to talking animal heads to possessed people with crazy demon voices . . . it's there!
The way the title hits the screen is soooooo Raimi and I slouched back into my seat knowing exactly what I was going to get . . . greatness!
Maybe I'm hyping this up too much or maybe the stars and planets were just at the right alignment but never in my days have I been to a film with such audience participation.
We died laughing so many times and cheers at the end . . . I've never been to another Horror Film so well received in a theater.
I'd pay $30 per ticket for that kind of an experience and I only hope that when you go see this (and you BETTER!) that you have the same experience with DRAG ME TO HELL as I did.
Not that I don't like remakes but it was great to have something original (well, milar to THINNER but done a million times better).
Still, after 10 minutes 2 girls bailed and couldn't handle it and the crowd verbally mocked them as they left You pay $9.50 for a midnight showing and walk out because you can handle it . . . . Horror Friends, this is when a scary movie does it's job.
SPOILERS FROM THIS POINT ON . . . YOU ARE WARNED
I'm not going to ruin too much because I'd rather you go see it but I'll talk about the highlights for myself.
Every ngle time that gypsy hag vomited on that chick I cracked a rib laughing so hard.
Even her old corpse is able to spew up embalming fluid on her HAHAHAH.
Still, as funny as it could be there was a very serious shot where the camera pans (from the protagonist chick's P.O.V.) to the back of her car and the Gypsy is tting in her back seat . . . bloody brilliant Sam!
Ted Raimi does have a cameo (see if you can spot him) but the kitten scene (you'll know what I'm talking about) had the theater in an uproar of laughter.
Also, the talking Goat . . . HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH that's all I'm going to say.
Still, it's the ending (which you could see coming from a mile away) that had the theater to it's feet.
So many parts of the film had just an evil dead vibe not too mention this chick takes a beating (Sam must have wanted to give the all mighty chinned one a break).
If you remotely call yourself a Horror Fan go and support this flick.
Plus, it's not a remake!
Screw you Fango and your horribly negative review . . . GO SEE IT!!!