Every Sunday, Gill delves into his archive of over 800 movie reviews and randomly selects three for your enjoyment! Here are this week’s…
Drag Me To Hell
Without a doubt, one of the ABSOLUTE BEST horror movies made in the past decade, if not of all time. Perfectly constructed, Drag Me To Hell delivers everything you could possibly want from a Sam Raimi horror movie: scares, suspense, great gross-out moments, some awesome laughs that are right out of Evil Dead 2, and even some cameos by demons that look for all the world like the Deadites! Watching this movie, you really get the sense that Sam knows his stuff – he’s aware of just how long to keep the audience in suspense before a jump-scare that turns out to be nothing…only to follow it with a legitimate scare while people are still catching their breaths. This movie will never win any awards, but I can’t stress enough what a perfect piece of genre work it is. Drag Me To Hell stands right alongside the Evil Dead movies as one of my favourite Raimi films, and if this seems like high praise, just go and see it: you’ll understand.
4.5 out of 5
This movie was my number one movie for a long time, but it was ruined for me by the subsequent release of the director’s cut, which revealed that Richard Kelly wasn’t nearly as interesting a writer/director as I initially thought. The four stars I’m awarding this movie goes to the original, theatrical cut, which I consider to be amazing, if an accidental masterpiece.
4 out of 5
This movie starts strong, but starts going seriously downhill pretty quickly. In the end, it was a pretty mediocre giallo flick. I’ve definitely seen better. Look into Torso instead.
2 out of 5
See you next Sunday for three more thrilling short reviews!