13Drag Me to Hell
After hearing that Drag Me to Hell, Sam Raimi’s long-awaited return to horror after years of slinging Spider-Man’s celluloid web, was going to be PG-13, we’re not gonna lie — our hearts sank a bit. This was the guy who gave us The Evil Dead for cryin’ out loud! Now here
he was playing to the teeny-bopper element?
Boy, are we glad we didn’t listen to that inner dialogue and decided instead to purchase a ticket and give the film a shot! While there aren’t any pencil stabs to the achilles tendon or chainsaw dismemberments here, Drag Me to Hell does a great job in timing its jump-scares and building suspense, all the while keeping that same sense of fun Raimi brings to pretty much every film he has ever made (save for Spider-Man 3, of course). The cast is likable; the ticking clock is fun; and Lorna Raver as Mrs. Ganush is positively unnerving. For a sequel, why not pick up with Justin Long’s character?