Monster of the Day #528

This made less domestically than that awful remake of When a Stranger Calls, and that was following the Spider-Man movies. I don’t get it.

  • Ericb

    Is she British?

    There’s also a mother-in-law joke there somewhere.

  • Flangepart

    For her, not seeing ‘eye to eye’ can be accomplished with two different people.

  • Gamera977

    If it’s the film I think it is it was a pretty good movie, not quite as good as the Evil Dead/Army of Darkness movies but still good.

  • SteveWD

    I liked it too, but the main thing it made me do was want to re-watch the original Evil Dead movies.  She could be saying “I’ll swallow your soul!!!” and it would work.

  • KeithB

    I said, DON’T throw me the stapler!

  • Assuming you’re talking about DRAG ME TO HELL (going from the clues), I can only go by my reaction to the trailer I saw. It looked like a typical modern supernatural horror flick, more gore than substance, more “Boo!” than intelligence. A typical Hollywood demon movie that likely wouldn’t show the slightest hint of spiritual knowledge or understanding. I saw nothing in the preview that made me want to see the film. Maybe others had the same reaction?

  • I think it’s smarter than the typical Hollywood Demon movie, but that might be because Raimi borrows heavily from M. R. James/Val Lewton.

    Personally I liked DRAG ME TO HELL right up until just after the seance.  Then the ending became blatantly obvious and everything about the rest of the movie seemed like padding.
    This is, of course, just my opinion on the matter.  However while I can’t say I ended up caring to ever see the film again, I can’t say I was sorry I paid money to see it.  (Unlike, say, AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN PARIS, where I left the theater sorry I heard of the first one.)  I also think the seance sequence is one of the most inventive piece of American Horror I’ve seen in a long time, and for that reason alone the film should be seen at least once.
    Your mileage, needless to say, may vary.

  • Gamera977

    When the protagonist’s boyfriend said something about getting away from it all and going out to his parent’s cabin in the woods I wonder if it was an inside joke. Several people in the theater stared at me when I stated laughing at the line. I wanted to shout: ‘Don’t go out in the woods in a Raimi film you idiots!!!’ 

  • Gamera977

    Rock I liked the movie a lot, can’t say I loved it but it was pretty good. Not a lot of gore but a few ‘spring-loaded cat’ type jump scares. Most of the horror was the great paranoid spooky atmosphere which to me brought to mind many great older haunted house movies. The whole brooding horror that something is waiting just out of your vision.  I’d say it’s worth renting to make up your own mind.   

  • I’ll likely give it a shot if it comes my way. It looks like the type of flick my Brother might pick up some time.