Christine Brown (Alison Lohman, Officer Downe) is on her way to having it all: a devoted boyfriend (Justin Long, Jeepers Creepers), a hard-earned job promotion, and a bright future. But when she has to make a tough decision that evicts an elderly woman from her house, Christine becomes the victim of an evil curse. Now she has only three days to dissuade a dark spirit from stealing her soul before she is dragged to hell for an eternity of unthinkable torment. Director Sam Raimi (The Evil Dead Trilogy, Darkman) returns to the horror genre with a vengeance in the film that critics rave is “the most crazy, fun and terrifying horror movie in years”, (Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly)!

dragmetohellbluStudio: Shout! Factory
Year: 2018
Release Date: February 13, 2018
Run time: 99 minutes
Rating: PG-13

Audio: DTS-HD MA lossless 5.1 mix
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Disc Spec: 2 BD
Region: 1

I feel like Drag me to hell is a real rarity, you don’t see horror films this good on a regular basis. This film is very well written, well acted, and the visuals work well. I was very pleased with the main actors performances and I like the plot, it was interesting, I don’t know of a another movie with this specific kind of plot, it is unique in that respect. The movie is definitely exciting, it keeps you guessing what’s gonna happen next, and on the edge of your seat. The horror sequences work well thanks to the creepy/eerie atmosphere, the actors in them, and the well constructed special effects. The possession scene/seance scene is one of the best parts because it is so creepy and cool to see. The attack scene in the beginning is cool too, it’s scary and makes for a very twisted/eerie atmosphere. The ending is something that I have mixed feelings about. Part of me liked it because it was a twist, and part of me didn’t do to being unsettling, trying to pinpoint the correct word to describe it.

Movie Quality: 8/10

Print/Audio Quality

The print is presented in AVC 1080p with a 2.35:1 aspect ratio. I have seen this movie across many formats and countless times that I have lost count. Overall this is a very solid transfer with many little improvements from the previous Blu-ray release which was a double feature and a stand alone. Colors tend to be stronger this time as they fit with the atmosphere. Where this film really shines with the Blu-ray release has to do with the details. I felt like the previous Blu-ray release was missing certain details that come through very well with this print. Black levels hold up very well providing some nice blacks since this is a very dark film as it takes place throughout the night. Fans of ‘Drag Me To Hell’ will not be disappointed the slightest considering that this film was even released on Blu-ray for a second time with a few updates.
Print Quality: 9/10

The audio is presented in a DTS-HD MA lossless 5.1 mix. The soundfield here receives an upgraded mix that helps expand the audio in a very dynamic way. This is a very clean presentation providing a lot of panning from speaker to speaker with a lot of sound effects. While all of the chaos is going on with Natasha taking down her victims, the dialogue is handled very well here. Dialogue is clear with no issues to report.
Print Quality: 9/10

Special Features

  • Theatrical Cut
  • Unrated Cut
  • Production Diaries [HD]
  • Vintage Interviews with Director Sam Raimi and Actors Alison Lohman and Justin Long
  • TV Spots
  • Theatrical Trailer [HD]
  • To Hell and Back: An Interview with Actress Alison Lohman [HD]
  • Curses!: An Interview with Actress Lorna Raver [HD]
  • Hitting All the Right Notes: An Interview with Composer Christopher Young [HD]
  • Still Gallery [HD]

Special Features: 9/10

Final Thoughts

I highly recommend this movie It is resurrection of horror genre, a truly compelling movie which anybody can see.
Overall Rating: 8/10