Drag Me to Hell was weird: A Kind of Horror Movie Review


After working a half day on Saturday and binging on funnel cake from a street fair (I didn't eat sugar all week and forgot as soon as I saw the funnel cake sign), I was feeling a little run down. Chico and I had had a busy day with trains running on the wrong tracks, 5 hours in the office and a random, pop up street fair. What a better way to wind down than watch Drag Me To Hell (2009), which I've been saving on my Amazon Prime watch list (I love that thing, but I really wish there were more free movies).


I read about this movie on a few horror lists and was excited to watch it. It was weird, ya'll. I watched the trailer before paying $2.99 and decided it was worth the money. Unfortunately, the entire movie was explained in said trailer. Also, it wasn't scary. There were a couple of times I jumped a bit, but I knew it was coming.

The character development was laughable, especially the boyfriend, played by Justin Long. He was all over the place and apparently $10,000 is nothing to this dude (you'll understand what I mean if you watch it. If you don't want to watch it, don't worry about it). The main character, Christine Brown (Alison Lohman, who I loooooove), was raised on a farm and there was some issue there and her mom was an alcoholic and she used to be fat, apparently? None of these facts turned out to have anything to do with anything. They were just thrown at the viewer (me) to show some kind of emotional strife and then forgotten. Seemed liked she had it pretty normal to me. Distress with family sometimes, check. Childhood things to over come, check. Trying to assert herself in a male dominated field, check. Omg, Christine and I are the same person!

"Humor"
There's also a bunch of "humor." It felt like the director was trying to wink at the camera during these scenes. It was done poorly. Cabin in the Woods did it right. Drag Me to Hell made it weird. At times, I felt like I was watching a comic book, but it isn't.

In conclusion, I'm not sure if I like or dislike this movie. I have feelings about it. It wasn't terrible and it wasn't great but it wasn't not great and it wasn't not terrible. There you are. If you want to watch it, it's $2.99 to rent on Amazon Prime. I'd say watch it. It is in it's own sub-genre, that's for sure.