Of all the holidays celebrated worldwide, no one day is more loved by the UTG staff than Halloween. With the arrival of October, the time has finally come to begin rolling out a plethora of features and special announcements we have prepared in celebration of our favorite day, including the one you’re about to read.
31 Days Of Halloween is a recurring daily feature that will run throughout the month of October. The hope and goal of this column is to supply every UTG reader with a daily horror movie recommendation that is guaranteed to amplify your Halloween festivities. We’ll be watching every film the day it’s featured, and we hope you’ll follow along at home. If you have a suggestion, contact us and we may include your favorite scarefest in an upcoming column!
Day 13: Drag Me To Hell (2009)
Sam Raimi has been a big name in horror ever since he showed the world that a low budget horror movie could deliver huge scares with The Evil Dead. He took a break from horror after that trilogy and made a great western (The Quick And The Dead) and directed the Spider-Man trilogy, which were the most amazing superhero movies made at that time (not counting the third movie, which I constantly try to erase from my mind with drugs and alcohol). His return to horror was the critically acclaimed Drag Me To Hell.
Drag Me To Hell stars Alison Lohman as a loan officer who manages to piss off a gypsy and get herself cursed. Not like “bad luck for years” cursed, we are talking “going batshit insane with gruesome visions and end up murdering a kitten” cursed. The movie is full of black humor in the same way that Raimi is known for (if you loved Army Of Darkness you will love this film). The special effects are great and add to the film instead of seeming cheesy and overdone. Raimi used his budget to its full potential and the result is a fun and terrifying ride.
This film is perfect for the Halloween season. It has some great scares but stays campy and funny at the same time. It is easily one of the most fun horror movies out there. If you cannot decide if you want a horror movie night or a comedy movie night (I hear that couples fight over this sometimes) just throw in Drag Me To Hell and get the best of both worlds.
I could tell you to go rent it but you seem like a smart and handsome (or pretty) person so you probably already know you need to buy Drag Me To Hell on blu-ray.
Editorial written by: Justin Proper (Twitter)