Hopefully, with its release onto blu-ray/ DVD, DRAG ME TO HELL will finally get some of the credit its due. Despite the PG-13 rating, DRA ME TO HELL is still a surprisingly scary horror flick- that creeped me out big time when I saw it in theaters. While it loses a bit of itís bite when seeing it at home (also- while the box heralds the UNRATED directorís cut- it doesnít really boast any significant extra gore), itís still very effective.
One of the best things about DRAG ME TO HELL is the great performance from star Alison Lohman. It really should have been a star making turn for her, and she does a hell of a job as the likable thing. What makes the premise work so well is that I didnít want to see Lohman dragged to hell, and I was rooting for her throughout, despite the fact that sheís playing a flawed heroine, whoís momentary lack of scruples gets her cursed.
I also thought Lorna Raver made a great, creepy villain, as the one-eyed gypsy witch, Sylvia Ganush. Seeing it again, I was still squirming in my seat everytime she turned up- especially during her parking garage attack on Lohman, where she loses her dentures and starts toothlessly biting Lohmanís jaw. Ergh!