Searching for new and interesting horror is often a challenge. Lately, the movie industry (especially in the horror genre) has fallen into an uninventive cycle full of remakes and sequels. However, sometimes even mainstream filmmakers can hit a home run. To me, one such film is Drag Me to Hell from 2009.
Plot/ A loan officer who evicts an old woman from her home finds herself the recipient of a supernatural curse. Desperate, she turns to a seer to try to save her soul, while evil forces work to push her to a breaking point.
The first time I watched this I liked it. The second time, I liked it even more. Yes, the storyline was a bit cliché, but it had just the right mixture of the basic premise with some innovative twists to make it quite enjoyable. The acting was solid, the atmosphere creepy and the effects were memorable (even the CGI was decent). Sure, there were some bump here and there, but those are easily overlooked. In the end, this is one of the better movies from the decade and reminds me why Sam Raimi is one of the legends of the horror genre. Check it out!