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March 18, 2009

Drag Me To Hell SXSW Reviews

A whole slew of em' and the general consensus sounds good...

SXSW: Sam Raimi Shows Off Drag Me To Hell!
Universal brought Raimi’s Drag Me To Hell and blasted into the Paramount Theater unfinished; confident that no matter the format we’d all show up, love it, and then turn around and tell you how awesome it is. They were right. Here I am. It’s awesome. (cinemablend.com)
SXSW Snapshot: Sam Raimi’s “Drag Me To Hell”
Sam Raimi’s “Drag Me to Hell” feels like the director blowing off twenty years of steam. The slapstick/horror duality that he mastered with his brilliant “Evil Dead” movies, repeatedly and explicitly referenced in the new feature, marks a crowd-pleasing return to form.(indiewire.com)
SXSW Day Three: "Drag Me To Hell" (Work-in-progress)
Look, "Drag Me To Hell" is slight. It's not about anything. It's not trying to make a larger statement about the real world. This is just plain fun. It's a haunted house movie. It's a curse movie. It's a ridiculously fun movie, and in May, you'll be able to see it for yourself. (hitfix.com)
Harry begs, 'DRAG ME TO HELL again Mr Raimi... PLEASE! PLEASE!'

As we were leaving - People throughout the PARAMOUNT were exclaiming phrases like, "I've never screamed in terror at a movie in my life until tonight!" And these exclamations were legion. As the final moment of the film concluded - It was a sonic assault of cheers, screams, hoots & hollars and there was this swoop of wind as people leapt from their seats to signal approval of the highest degree. THIS WAS SAM RAIMI and we were all his bitches tonight(aintitcoolnews.com)
SXSW 09: Drag Me to Hell Review
All too often films get labelled with the phrase "rollercoaster ride," but that sums up Drag Me to Hell in a nutshell. It's a visceral assault on the senses and will have you gasping for breath as the laughs and scares mount. Raimi directs with the confidence and flair of a genre master, while his cast attacks the material with such gusto that it's impossible not to be swept away by the kinetic energy of it all. The result is the most fun I've had in a theatre this year, and an experience I can't wait to repeat when it hits screens this May. (movies.ign.com)
SXSW Review: Drag Me to Hell
Watching Drag Me to Hell felt like watching an old friend relax and stretch his muscles. Welcome back to the realm of horror, Mr. Raimi, and thanks for making a convulsively funny movie with chills and thrills, suffused with genuine affection for the genre.(cinematical.com)
SXSW Review: Sam Raimi's 'Drag Me To Hell'
Drag Me to Hell that Raimi still holds a lot of love for the horror genre. Better still, the man is still able to tap into the creepy, the nasty, the violent, and the unpleasant ... while always maintaining a wonderfully welcome tongue-in-cheek attitude.(fearnet.com)
SXSW: Early Reaction to Sam Raimi's Drag Me to Hell
I will confidently say that it's an experience unlike few other and vintage Raimi through-and-through. The camp, the scares, the art, the gross-outs - it's all there, and then some.(firstshowing.net.com)
SXSW Review: Drag Me To Hell
At the end of the day, Raimi has made a pretty good comedy, but a really shitty horror film.(filmschoolrejects.com)

  

Posted by dschnee at March 18, 2009 8:38 AM