Sam Raimi is no stranger to those of us here at FSR headquarters. We’ve been fans since he first unleashed the gore-laced pratfalls of Evil Dead II upon an unsuspecting populace, although we show our love for his work in different ways…. Fure for example has seventeen different worn (but unwashed) Ash t-shirts, Miller has an extremely tight pair of Spider-Man underoos signed by Raimi’s brother Ted, my desktop wallpaper is a glorious hi-res picture of Katie Holmes’ breasts from The Gift, MacGregor walks up and down the hallways wearing leather chaps and demanding she be called ‘The Lady’, and Abaius reportedly has a For Love of the Game poster above his bed. To each their own…
Point is, Raimi’s made some great movies. And while we’ll always be interested in any film he decides to work on, his few (and early) forays into horror have always been his most entertaining… which is why his upcoming return to the genre is so goddamn exciting. And now there’s an official trailer for Drag Me To Hell to feed our anticipation even more…
What do you think? The plot seems like a simple mash-up of Stephen King’s Thinner with a dash of real-world foreclosure crisis news, but the plot isn’t the thing here. It’s Raimi. And this trailer looks like vintage Raimi horror… gore, violence, kooky humor, and a chick flailing in the mud. Alison Lohman stars alongside Justin Long, David Paymer, and Lorna Raver as the crazy-ass gypsy lady.
Drag Me To Hell had a sneak preview earlier this year in LA, and the unofficial response was overwhelmingly positive. Some of us will hopefully get the chance to check out a work-in-progress print at this month’s SXSW Film Festival, and we’ll let you know if it lives up to the hype (or if it’s another Spider-Man 3). It opens nationwide May 29th.
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