I walked out after the fourtune telling bit, it got all a bit too scary for me but I'm willing to give it another go next weekend, my sister told me she found it completly scary, so thats knocked me a bit, so is it really that scary, I thought it was really funny as well, from what I saw 9.5/10, so I was gutted when it came a bit overwhelming to me.
i fucking loved it. saw it with my freinds and we laughed and screamed are asses off. i cant freaking wait for the DVD
also anyone agree the Alison Loham is the most beautiful and adorable girl movie history.
Drag Me to Hell is exactly what a horror movie SHOULD be.
It doesn't rely on the "jump-scare" bullshit of using the cat to scare the character. Each time the character has an event that is supposed to scare them, it's because something is happening that DOES scare them. The "Nose-bleed" scene was a bit much for the rest of the movie, but perfectly placed by Raimi to take you out of the events OF the nose-bleed scene.
Raimi does the one thing that MOST (if not all) horror-movie directors fail to understand. The comedy aspects are there to give the viewer a 'release valve' so that the NEXT scene can be ramped up just a little bit more. Prime examples in DMTH... the "anvil-scene" ending is funny, yet it provides a very brief "release of tension" before the seance scene around the table. Even the "Evil Dead" reference of the "laughing spirit" works JUST for the appearance of the spirit with the umbrella. They work off of each other, to build a framework of some of the best "horror movie" moments in years. Thankfully, Raimi is back to his true form of movie-maker that makes his works so impressive. He never falls into the "pitfalls" of the genre, yet he's also able to present you those "pitfalls" and turn your expectations against you and present you with something else.
But this is Raimi we are talking about. He could have used the "expected" ending that we sort of 'foresaw' against us by having the proper envelope placed with the lady. It would have been a little better if the character's panic caused her fall, when in fact it was the penny all along. Then have the ending of the train happen...... completely wonderful idea of "Your own fear causes your own demise".