Will Drag Me To Hell be one of the biggest films of the year?

source: traileraddict.com

Two brand new TV spots for Sam Raimi‘s Drag Me To Hell have debuted on-line. As expected, they look fantastic, and hint at a picture that might become the sleeper hit of the year.

Drag Me To Hell stars Alison Lohman as Christine Brown, a nice young lady who attempts to be more assertive at work by refusing an old lady an extension on her mortgage. Bad idea. The old lady places a curse on Christine, which will torment her for three days before dragging her to hell. Yikes.

Check out these TV spots and let us know your thoughts below!

http://www.traileraddict.com/emd/10745

http://www.traileraddict.com/emd/10746

The picture looks like a welcome return to horror for Sam Raimi, who helmed the Evil Dead Trilogy before cashing checks and snapping necks with Spiderman’s 1, 2 and 3.

What is really surprising is that the film is rated PG-13 (in Australia, this basically translates to an M rating). The trailers look pretty terrifying, although those who have seen the film say it is also wickedly funny, in a similar vein to Evil Dead 2.

With a release date of May 29 set in the U.S, its only major blockbuster competition will come from Pixar‘s Up and the Will Ferrell family comedy Land of the Lost. With vastly different audiences and (hopefully) positive word of mouth, the relatively low-budget Drag Me To Hell could wind up being one of the most profitable films of the year.

Drag Me To Hell does not yet have a set release date in Australia. UPDATE! (02/06/09) Looks like Drag Me To Hell will hit Australian cinemas July 23rd.

Are you looking forward to Drag Me To Hell? What are your thoughts on the Evil Dead trilogy? Are there any good M-rated horror films?

4 Responses to “Will Drag Me To Hell be one of the biggest films of the year?”

  1. I have heard that there is less blood and more slime, which probably has something to do with the softer rating. Apparently it’s a return to his Evil Dead ways so I can’t wait. Hope it’s not too long before it comes here.

  2. How can there be no release date for Australia? This is clearly a movie worth seeing and imdb has the release dates for Lithuania, South Korea and Estonia scheduled with no mention of Aus.Let’s get it here!

  3. The big problem is that the film does not yet have a distributor in Australia. But, I will report as soon as someone grabs the rights. Get on it distributors!

  4. Breaking News: We’re looking at a July 23rd release in Australia.

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