Despite the fact that the first trailer for Sam Raimi's upcoming (and much overdue) return to directing horror called Drag Me To Hell, wasn't as scary I had hoped it would be, this brand spanking new one-sheet suggests differently.
It's an intriguing, undoubtedly striking piece of imagery that does what a poster for this type of film should do - startle, grab attention, intrigue, and give off a creepy vibe. But don't let me convince you, have a look for yourself (click on the image below for high res):
As I said above, the trailer for the film didn't scare me as much as I had hoped. There are parts of it that feel like they've aimed at having that comedy/horror feel similar to Raimi's Evil Dead series had, but they just don't come off quite right (and fellow Screen Rant writer Sabrina kind of confirmed this when she saw a rough cut of Drag Me to Hell).
But even though it may be a bit underwhelming, it still has promise because of a couple of extremely effective moments in the trailer, plus it's Sam Raimi who's directing it. Although he took a beating from fans with Spider-Man 3, he's no different from just about every other filmmaker on that front - everyone has a bad day at the office once in a while.
I remain looking forward to this one, and just hope it's not a disappointment, particularly because the man directing it has shown many times before that he has truckloads of talent.
What do you think - is that a cool poster or what? Hopefully the film lives up to it.
Drag Me To Hell opens on May 29, 2009.