The first trailer for Spider-Man director Sam Raimi‘s horror flick Drag Me to Hell has hit today. The movie stars Alison Lohman and Justin Long and follows a young woman who is cursed and needs to escape the promise of a trip to the fires of hell.
Drag Me to Hell is a bit of a return to form for Raimi, who previously directed Evil Dead, Evil Dead 2, and Army of Darkness before going on to the Spider-Man trilogy. It is expected that Raimi will return to direct Spider-Man 4, but as it is with most directors helming a massive franchise, they like to sneak in a little passion project from time-to-time.
The trailer sets the table for the movie pretty nicely. It gives you a brief look at the characters, how the story starts, and where things go very wrong for Alison Lohman’s character. It looks pretty intense, but am I the only one who thinks it looks like a bigger budget sequel to Thinner? The ratings debate comes into play here, as well. We all know how that works with horror movies.
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Director Sam Raimi (Spider-Man trilogy, Evil Dead series) returns to the horror genre with Drag Me to Hell, an original tale of a young woman’s desperate quest to break an evil curse.
Christine Brown (Alison Lohman) is an ambitious L.A. loan officer with a charming boyfriend, professor Clay Dalton (Justin Long). Life is good until the mysterious Mrs. Ganush (Lorna Raver) arrives at the bank to beg for an extension on her home loan. Should Christine follow her instincts and give the old woman a break? Or should she deny the extension to impress her boss, Mr. Jacks (David Paymer), and get a leg-up on a promotion? Christine fatefully chooses the latter, shaming Mrs. Ganush and dispossessing her of her home.
In retaliation, the old woman places the powerful curse of the Lamia on Christine, transforming her life into a living hell. Haunted by an evil spirit and misunderstood by a skeptical boyfriend, she seeks the aid of seer Rham Jas (Dileep Rao) to save her soul from eternal damnation. To help the shattered Christine return her life to normal, the psychic sets her on a frantic course to reverse the spell. As evil forces close in, Christine must face the unthinkable: how far will she go to break free of the curse?