Tag Archives: Horror

Drag Me to Hell (2009)

The idea of cult director Sam Raimi returning to his horror roots with Drag Me┬áto Hell was an exciting prospect. Add to that enthusiasm an impressive trailer and strong word of mouth and you’ve got some fairly high expectations. Virtually from the get go, they’re almost bettered with a prologue that deafeningly slams you into your seat. It’s a powerful effects belter and provides early evidence that Raimi is in his element here and that he is definitely approaching it with a nostalgic attitude. The fact that the original treatment was drafted up not long after Army of Darkness was completed is not surprising.

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Diary of the Dead (2007)

For his fifth zombie film, genre legend George A. Romero chose to re-stage the beginning three days and nights of his initial outbreak, thus making Diary of the Dead forever linked (for better or worse) with his original much respected work, Night of the Living Dead, more than any of the others. Rather than just being a re-tread of that groundbreaking movie however, Romero opts to modernize the situation, giving us a very 21st century essay of the events.

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