Sam Raimi’s New Trailer Will Drag You To Hell

Published 6 years ago by , Updated August 22nd, 2013 at 2:53 pm,

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Yet another film that’s had some trouble behind the scenes, Sam Raimi’s new horror movie Drag Me To Hell finally has a trailer. The pictures released so far have looked very creepy indeed and with Raimi’s resume (with the mega exception of the awful Spider-Man 3) this hopefully promises to be something very scary and fun.

If you’re a regular reader of Screen Rant you may remember that fellow writer Sabrina Cognata had the chance to see an early test screening of Drag Me to Hell. It was a rough cut, but not so rough that it couldn’t be judged like any other movie. Generally speaking, she said Raimi didn’t really get the right balance of scares and laughs – as he did with the most awesome Evil Dead trilogy.

Anyway, I don’t want to keep you in suspense anymore, so here is the trailer:


Here is the plot synopsis for the film if you haven’t heard it before:

A loan officer (Lohman) ordered to evict an old woman from her home finds herself the recipient of a supernatural curse, who turns her life into a living hell. Desperate, she turns to a seer to try and save her soul, while evil forces work to push her to a breaking point.

My initial and honest reaction to the trailer is that I was a bit underwhelmed. I’m not really sure if the bits which made me chuckle were on purpose or whether it was the writing that was so bad it was laughable. From what I could see it was more a case of the latter, but of course it could just be the way the trailer is cut that’s making me think that.

Here are a few still shots from the film:

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However I am still interested in this for two reasons: That scene in the parking lot (which Sabrina mentioned as one of the highlights of the cut of the film she saw) was downright frightening, and it’s directed by Sam Raimi. Although he’s certainly had a cataclysmic bad day at the office in the past with Spider-Man 3, he still is the guy who gave us the wonders of the Evil Dead movies and the first two installments in the Spider-Man franchise.

I’m willing to give him a chance with anything he does.

What do you make of the trailer? Find it scary at all or does it seem like Raimi hasn’t got what he was trying to do right?

Drag Me To Hell is scheduled for a May 29th 2009 release.

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  1. I likey alot’s . Still reminds me of thinner though.

  2. Screw Thinner!! This looks way better.

  3. Was that a stable sticking out of the old woman’s forehead, lol? I love the attention to detail. :-P


  4. ‘Drag Me to Hell’?
    The trailer was just as good as the title.

    You’d have to drag me to this movie.

    (Guess I still haven’t forgiven him for Spidey 3)

  5. i was actually laughing at the staple in her head as well Vic.

  6. We could all use a quality horror movie after the crap that has been coming out lately. So far good buzz but has to be taken with a grain of salt. Looking forward to it though.

  7. What’s with all the negative opinions again? Based only on the trailer? Nit picking.

    It looks good. Period. But thanks again for implementing negativity about a movie, based on nothing more than trivial and unsubstantiated guesses, into your readers without actually seeing the movie. Way to go.

  8. Maybe I overreacted; you guys are THE website for movie news for me personally, but I just don’t think it’s right for a movie blog to spread negativity about a movie before actually seeing it. But that’s my “see it for yourself” personality speaking. I think anything written about movie/music/game/comic/tv show by someone else is almost trivial and everyone should judge it for themselves.

    Anyway, it has potential to but Evil Dead will never be topped simply because of it’s “charm”. By that I mean the “shoe string” budget Raimi used (especially for the 1st one), which created a special and unique tone (look, feel, etc.) for the movie. That’s just one of the many reasons.

    Also there’s the casting. Bruce Cambell was brilliant in his role and had that special something about him on screen. Judging from the trailer only, there’s no one on screen that possesses that special something (but then again, there are only a handfull of people that do compare Cambell’s onscreen presence).

  9. @ogb

    Thanks. So would you still respect us if every article we wrote was about how awesome the movie being discussed looks? Maybe we should start saying that Dragonball looks awesome. :-P


  10. No I would not lol. But I’m just saying some things that are pointed out are just small, trivial, etc.

    If you said Dragonball movie looks good I would stop coming to this site. That movie looks like it has all the elements of being a disaster (you know, Fox being involved and all).

  11. this trailer looks awesome, but sam raimi already dragged us to hell w/ spiderman 3

  12. i like Allison Lohman, she was real good in white oleander

  13. This trailer is looking pretty good!! Any horror flic is good for me…i just like being scared or laughing. lol

  14. It looks like it could be a bit campy. Not sure it campy is the 100% correct term, but I definitely think it’s got the charm of a B-Movie to it. Looks worth watching.