Drag Me to Hell

Theatrical Release: May 29, 2009
Drag Me to Hell


“Drag Me to Hell” tells the story of Christine Brown (Alison Lohman), an ambitious L.A. loan officer with a charming boyfriend, Professor Clay Dalton (Justin Long). Life is good until the mysterious Mrs. Ganush (Lorna Raver) enters their lives…and everything begins to unravel.

When her loan is denied and she loses her house, the shamed Mrs. Ganush places the powerful curse of the Lamia on Christine, transforming her life into a living hell. Christine is tortured and desperate to have her old life back, so she sets on a quest to reverse the spell. But as evil forces close in and threaten to drag her deep into hell, Christine must face the unthinkable: how far will she go to break free of the curse?

Dove Review

Okay, I figure most people are going to recognize by the genre and title of this film that it is not a family movie. There are a few scenes in the film in which normal things happen like a young woman waiting to hear about a promotion she might get at work; the young woman giving a gift to her boyfriend, and this same young woman meeting her boyfriend’s parents. However, there are a lot of scenes which are not normal, such as a corpse spitting out fluid into a woman’s mouth; an old woman hiding in the back of a character’s car and trying to kill her; a young woman digging up a grave by herself late at night in the cemetery, a séance being held, blood splattering a woman’s supervisor as it pours out of her nose and so forth. This movie is heavy with the occult as a woman seeks both a psychic and a medium to help her once she is placed under a curse. It also features the sacrifice of a cat to appease a certain spirit.

We can only hope that the director, Sam Raimi, will get busy soon on “Spider-man 4”. We are unable to award our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal to this film.

Content Description

Sex: Kissing; implied sex between unmarried couple.
Language: GD-1; J-1; Chr*st-1; G/OMG-10; B-3; PO-1; D-1; H-5; S-2; F-1; Sc*ew it-1
Violence: An old woman attacks a young woman; shadows of hands attack; a boy goes down into lava; a woman is seen going down into lava (Hell); a car crash; a girl jabs an object into woman's mouth; a woman loses her dentures and attempts to gum girl on body and hurt her; a woman falls and bloodies her lip; a girl coughs up heavy blood which splatters on a paper on a desk; she then splatters co-worker with blood from her mouth; a woman spits bugs on another character; after a cat is sacrificed it's blood is seen on it as a woman buries it; an eye ball is seen in a piece of cake and girl stabs it with knife and blood pours out; a character forces her arm down a woman's throat; a character is hit in the head with an object; woman is hit by a falling cross in cemetery.
Drugs: A few scenes with drinking.
Nudity: Cleavage.
Other: A séance is held; a psychic and medium are consulted; a character places a curse on another character; lots of spirits show up; an animal sacrifice with the sounds of the cat crying out; the idea of escaping judgment by defeating a spirit; voices are heard; an insect flies into woman's mouth; an insect goes up into woman's nose; a man lies that his co-worked messed up his lunch order and he does this to get ahead in a competition for a promotion; a woman steals candy; a mirror cracks by itself; a spirit is seen leaving a body; a corpse is seen more than once; fluid spills from a corpse's mouth into a woman's mouth; a phrase is repeated during a séance which is, "I welcome the dead into my soul"; a man vomits up a dead cat; loud and sudden scene changes.


Company: Universal Pictures
Writer: Sam Raimi and Ivan Raimi
Director: Sam Raimi
Producer: Grant Curtis
Genre: Horror
Runtime: 99 min.
Industry Rating: PG-13
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter