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Drag Me To Hell Trailer Now Online
Sam Raimi's return to horror looks ace!

12 March 2009  |  Written by Chris Hewitt  |  Source: Yahoo! Movies

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Few films right now are as eagerly anticipated by Empire as Drag Me To Hell, the movie that marks Sam Raimi’s return to horror – and, after viewing the trailer, which went online today, we just got even more excited.

The film stars Alison Lohman as a loans officer at an LA bank who gets more than she bargained for when, in an effort to secure a promotion, she turns down a loan request from an old gypsy woman (the aptly-named Lorna Raver). Long story short: the old woman places a curse on Lohman, condemning her to three days of violent visitations from a demon called the Lamia; three days in which she and her boyfriend (Justin Long) must find a way to end the curse, or be… well, dragged to hell.

The trailer takes its sweet time establishing the premise, but once the curse has been placed, all hell breaks loose with creepy shadow demons, a séance gone wrong, and intriguing shots of Lohman in a graveyard.

It’s all very promising, with plenty of hints that Raimi is having enormous fun on this, his first non-Spider-Man movie since 2000. And audiences, in the current climate, will surely enjoy seeing a banker, no matter how innocent or pure of heart, put through the wringer.

Mind you, we have it on good authority that the trailer doesn’t even begin to hint at the film’s delirious insanity, expertly orchestrated jump scares and leftfield forays into demented humour. We could tell you how we know this, but then we’d have to drag you to hell.

Click here to see the new trailer, in SD and HD formats, for Drag Me To Hell, Sam Raimi’s first real horror film since Evil Dead II.

 


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RE: When???????
L: tallaght24 When, when, when, when, when? When is it released? sp;   May 29th, it says so right next to the trailor. Looks good More

Posted by dj vivace at 19:19 on 14 March 2009 | Report This Post

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L: Gator L: Biggus L: Gator L: Biggus I'm sorry but that doesn't look very promising at all. Looks like a mess of a film. onestly, what the f*** do some of you want? Something that looks reasonably coherent. omething tells me you're going to have a very problematic relationship with the film industry. sp; The industry, yes. But this is supposed to be the work of an extremely well-respected director of horror cinema and to me it doesn't look particul More

Posted by Biggus at 18:32 on 14 March 2009 | Report This Post

That looks utterly rediculous! More

Posted by Mikkel Drewsen at 16:03 on 13 March 2009 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
L: Biggus L: Gator L: Biggus I'm sorry but that doesn't look very promising at all. Looks like a mess of a film. onestly, what the f*** do some of you want? Something that looks reasonably coherent. omething tells me you're going to have a very problematic relationship with the film industry. More

Posted by Gator at 23:36 on 12 March 2009 | Report This Post

Lohmannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn
I love Raimi's films, with the exception of the Quick and the Dead, But this looks like uninspired bullshit, he made two really solid quality films before spidey got into his veins, it's looking worryingly like he's got the Bryan Singer franchise burn out blues. But what bugs me above everything is that Lohman is in this film, she is one of the flatest, blandest actresses I've ever had the mispleasure of watching, she mumbles through every scene in a retarded monotone voice, she's like a prett More

Posted by hi charlie at 21:42 on 12 March 2009 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
L: Gator L: Biggus I'm sorry but that doesn't look very promising at all. Looks like a mess of a film. onestly, what the f*** do some of you want? sp; Something that looks reasonably coherent. More

Posted by Biggus at 21:01 on 12 March 2009 | Report This Post

ha looks fun
i'm likein the look of this sam wouldn let yea down More

Posted by SteadyEddie at 20:38 on 12 March 2009 | Report This Post

until EVIL DEAD IV, this will quench my deadite thirst nicely.
Sam Raimi has always been a brilliant film director, yes The EVIL DEAD TRILOGY is his best work, sorry comic book ans but ASH kicks spidermans ass. anyway, i'm not really holding my breath for an EVIL DEAD IV, however if Sam Raimi can still make my skin crawl then i will definately be going to a cinema to check this out. More

Posted by Horrorguru at 18:58 on 12 March 2009 | Report This Post

Chin
who does Bruce Camball play? More

Posted by waltham1979 at 17:16 on 12 March 2009 | Report This Post

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L: Biggus I'm sorry but that doesn't look very promising at all. Looks like a mess of a film. onestly, what the f*** do some of you want? More

Posted by Gator at 12:12 on 12 March 2009 | Report This Post

I'm sorry but that doesn't look very promising at all. Looks like a mess of a film. More

Posted by Biggus at 10:32 on 12 March 2009 | Report This Post

Uh-oh...
'Leftfield forays into demented humour'? I like Sam but when he tried that in Spiderman 3 it killed what was already a shaky film. Still, this doesn't look half bad I wonder who Ted plays? More

Posted by granny at 10:17 on 12 March 2009 | Report This Post

While most American Horror films are dull and boring here comes Sam Raimi doing what he does best and i know this will be good and i am going More

Posted by filmburner30 at 10:02 on 12 March 2009 | Report This Post

Close up of the fly...
...pure Raimi. Looking forward to seeing it as it's been years since the last decent horror. More

Posted by herbiebush at 09:41 on 12 March 2009 | Report This Post

When???????
When, when, when, when, when? When is it released? More

Posted by tallaght24 at 09:23 on 12 March 2009 | Report This Post

nice!
Seems mr Raimi has not lost touch with his horro roots, this is looking good! More

Posted by distortEd at 09:05 on 12 March 2009 | Report This Post

Nice
Sam Raimi back to do what he does best make you laugh and jump out of your skin at the same time. I want pain he has Bruce Campbell indure in his cameo? More

Posted by Taz69 at 08:21 on 12 March 2009 | Report This Post

Two words: Can't Wait
this looks fantastic, in that true Raimi fashion ofcourse. Though Evil Dead II is hardly his last true horror film. The Gift anyone? More

Posted by LeonardShelby at 07:50 on 12 March 2009 | Report This Post

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