As you can see I’m doing a top 10 of ’09 list for movies because I saw a lot of them and I feel passionate about my choices. The trick of it is… I didn’t see all of them so really this is just the best of 2009 based on what some dude in New Jersey saw. Then again, aren’t all Best of lists a variation of that?
Like Up, the title of Sam Raimi’s low key horror comeback Drag Me to Hell is not an easy sell. Last time I checked not a whole lot of moviegoers enjoy being dragged to hell. Aside from some residual post Spiderman buzz and goodwill leftover from three Evil Dead movies released over a decade ago, Drag Me to Hell, the story of a female loan officer who is cursed by the grungiest gypsy in film history, never became the smash hit Raimi-ites were hoping for. Instead, it’s destined to rise in cult status as people discover the joys of watching gross things go in and out of Alison Lohman’s mouth. Whether you choose to see Drag Me to Hell as a straight forward horror romp or a tragedy about a delusional formerly overweight country girl struggling with an eating disorder and self image problems the simple fact is the movie is a joy from start to finish. It’s a goofy, gross, good time.