Going through Netflix, Prime Video, and Shudder in these quarantine times is common. I found a movie it’s been a while I wanted to watch. What a mistake!
Drag Me To Hell Original Summary
Drag me to Hell not boredom yet here’s the summary!
When loan officer Christine Brown refuses an old lady an extension on her loan, the lady places a curse of the Lamia upon Christine.
Once cursed, Christine’s life is turned into a living nightmare.
Drag This On and On
So maybe the problem was that I had high hopes for this 2009 movie. I thought the movie poster and the trailer wasn’t so bad at the time. When I saw it available on Netflix, I had to watch it for not only my curiosity but also do a review for the magazine.
The overall premise revolves around this kind-hearted young countrywoman who wants to get a promotion. She works at a bank and deals with people having loans at a town’s bank.
The inciting incident that sets the movie in motion is when she meets with an elderly Roma woman. Christine feels threatened by the older woman when she speaks words for a curse.
The bohemian, Mrs. Ganush, begs her to save her house so the bank wouldn’t repossess it, but the truth is, the bank already extended her loan twice.
Christine is heartbroken but must think of her future and declines to help the bohemian. The curse takes place, and all goes downhill from there. Drag me to hell not boredom? Impossible with this story.
The Cheap Side of Hell
To say the least, Christine didn’t deserve the curse in any way. Christine is a good and kind girl who refused to extend the loan, okay we all hate banks, but the woman did get two extensions.
It doesn’t matter which way one looks at it, Christine suffers this curse without a good reason. Plus, according to the psychic, she visits who happens to be a real one and not a con artist, says that without a blood sacrifice, she can’t get rid of it.
*** ANIMAL CRUELTY ALERT ***
No one sees what happens, but you know what happened, and it was for absolutely nothing. The occult in the movie is entirely wrong and has no foundation. I watched many B horror movies and lower, and most of them surprised me when they had real research.
Drag Me To Hell lacks realism when it comes to the paranormal. Nothing is real, and everything sounds and has clichés scenes.
The curse is ridiculous, and since a kind girl is a victim, it makes you question why she receives so many insults throughout the movie.
Drag? More Like Pulling Teeth
Keep in mind that the curse must vanish within three days!
When finally Christine gets a chance to get rid of the curse before hell gets its claws on her, you question the entire scene. It seems so much like a set up that if I was Christine, I would wonder if all of it were real.
Plus, the amount of money, $10’000, I would question if those people want to help or her death. The house, the people, the channeling of the demon, everything feels like a hoax. Yet, all is real but is not selling.
Also, for the reasonable amount of $10’000, you’re not rid of the curse! Christine is stuck with the curse. She must get free of it herself by passing it along to another person of her choosing.
Three days of nonsense and feeling bad for this poor girl who didn’t deserve a curse, to begin with.
An Unexpected Hell
After all the trouble, Christine finds a way to get out of her curse. But I’m going to stop there since it’s a big reveal. However, I can say that although it surprised me in a way, it’s an ending deserving of the movie.
The quality isn’t the best, and the story isn’t much better. Is it worth watching it? It depends if you wished to view it or not. Maybe my expectations for the movie were too high. I felt like the movie didn’t hold up to the title.
The soundtrack is forgettable, and the setting isn’t original. Everything looks like a hoax when it should inspire confidence.
The overall look and feel of the movie are inadequate in my eyes. The special effects are horrible, and all I can say is that sometimes less can be more?
Do not go out of your way to watch it, but if you’re curious, it’s there on Netflix. Maybe there was potential, but it doesn’t show. I mean Drag me to hell not boredom and that’s all I felt watching the movie.
I give it a 4.2 out of 10.