drag me to hell

Some directors make low-budget horror films because they love the excitement, the transgression, and the lack of boundaries that are inherent in working with such an unregulated arena; some directors make low-budget features in the hope of creating a calling card for their skill and work their way up into big-budget, mainstream filmmaking. And there are those rare occasions when someone works in low-budget horror, gains the notoriety and mainstream success, and comes back to low-budget horror simply because they still love it. Sam Raimi is one of those rare occasions.

I've never heard the term Hagsploitation before today but I think I might like it. Basically it's in reference to those mean old birds we love to hate in some of our favorite horror films, and tomorrow night at the 92Y Tribeca Screening Room they'll finally get the praise they deserve, or demand if you will.

The event will feature clips from 9 different movies as well as an appearance by none other then Lorna Raver. She'll be discussing her role in "Drag Me To Hell" and hopefully explain what it was like to see herself on screen vomiting formaldehyde.


Eric gave Drag Me To Hell an 8 out of 10 and the podcast crew liked it quite a bit themselves. Now's your chance to get your hands on Sam Raimi's return to horror if you haven't seen it yet!

Sam Raimi's "Drag Me To Hell" is a film that I've sort of soured on as time goes on. I gave it a pretty high score back when it was out theatrically, but the more I think about it the more I think it was a highly overrated film that benefitted tremendously from having Sam Raimi's name attached to it. Pretty fun? Yes. Amazing? Hardly.

Spoilers abound in our "Drag Me To Hell" episode, which shouldn't matter because surely you saw it opening weekend, Right?

There used to be two Sam Raimi's roaming this world. The first one, known to horror fans the world over, is the creator of the "Evil Dead" series, perhaps one of the most beloved trilogies in all of horror. It's a series of films that started out as dark, straight up scary, and through two sequels merged into full on Three Stooges inspired lunacy.

Live in NY or LA? Stoked to see Sam Raimi's return to horror?

Unversal Pictures is giving away two tickets to an advance screening of "Drag Me to Hell" on Tuesday May 19th!

This contest is only in NY or LA so if you're in the area, good luck to ya!

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The UK version of "Gorezone" has the first official still from the "Children of the Corn" remake that lands on the Scifi channel this summer. He's got corn growing out of his eyes, people!

Catch 4 minutes from "Terminator: Salvation", before it hits theaters May 21st.

The third TV spot for "Drag Me To Hell" has officially landed. I'm still not convinced, but most of our readers seem to be, so I guess we'll find out on May 29th.

Darren Lynn Bousman to direct "Mother's Day" remake/trilogy. We've known he was doing the remake for a little while now, but in this press release comes the head-scratching information that they're shooting to make an entire trilogy out of the remake of the Charlie Kaufman directed TROMA classic. Want to know something even weirder? The film is being triple-produced by Twisted Pictures, The Genre Company, and get this, Brett Ratner's Rat Entertainment. Oh boy, I don't even know where to start with this story.

Keanu Reeves to star in "Jekyl", a modern day telling of "Jekyl and Hyde" for Universal. This is a stretch for him, considering it's out of his "robot/wooden alien" comfort zone. Can he still pull human off? Na, I didn't think so either.