Written by: Scotty
Christine Brown is trying to work her way up to the vacated assistant manager position at her bank. The only problem is that there is a new employee that is fighting for the same job. Trying to gain a leg up on the situation, Christine is met at her desk by an old woman who is looking for another extension on her bank loan. After talking to her manager and knowing that he is looking for someone that can handle the tough situations, Christine informs that old woman that there is no help that the bank will give her and she will be forced to leave her home.
The old woman begs for help, but Christine knocks her to the floor. Being a proud woman and being shamed in front of many, the old gypsy comes after Christine after her shift ends. Not being able to defeat the younger woman, the gypsy places a curse on her. The Lamia will plague the young bank employee until forgiveness is granted by the gypsy. Christine takes the threat with a grain of salt, until strange occurrences happen around her house.
Not knowing what is really plaguing his girlfriend, Professor Clay Dalton does all he can to put a reasonable explanation for what is happening. After taking Christine to a fortune teller, Clay is frustrated with the results as the man sees much evil about to attack the young woman. The attacks worsen, inside and outside of Christine’s home. Visiting the fortune teller once again, Christine is informed that the Lamia, the black goat, is a common demon used by gypsies to do their dirty work, and it does not stop until the cursed is deceased.
Drag Me to Hell follows young Christine Brown (Alison Lohman) as she tries to get promoted at the bank, but loses her values, lying to a gypsy to try to solidify her front running status for the assistant manager position. Her boyfriend, Clay Dalton (Justin Long), is along for the ride, but does not have enough belief to really help his troubled love. Rham Jas (Dileep Rao), the fortune teller tries all in his power to help rid the young woman of the Lamia, but his powers are far from strong enough to keep it from doing its worst to Christine. What will happen to Christine, will she be able to rid herself of the Lamia before being killed, or will she be dragged down to the fiery depths with the powerful specter?
Sam Raimi’s Drag Me to Hell takes you back to eighties style of scares. Being based more on the scares, camera movements and storyline, Raimi is also gets to play a lot more with special effects what were not available or affordable during his Evil Dead days. A great and fun horror flick as you wonder what is really trying to attack young Christine and will she survive? It is always a good lesson to treat others the way you would like to be treated, especially old gypsy women that could make you regret it for the rest of your days.