Ein! Zwei! Die!
Surely any horror movie that employs the use of Nazi zombies, two of the most evil things imaginable, is going to be a truly terrifying viewing experience. Not when the director – in this case Norwegian Tommy Wirkola, who co-wrote the screenplay but Stig Frode Henriksen – decides to go down the black comedy route, a narrative choice that may waste some of the nightmarish potential of its premise but results in a hugely entertaining, hugely bloody romp.
Hell hath no fury…
For horror fans, there’s a lot riding on Drag Me To Hell. Not only is it the latest addition to a genre that’s become overpopulated with torture porn, weak teen shockers and remakes, but it also marks the return of director Sam Raimi to the cinematic stable that made his name. Was it too much to ask that Raimi not only live up to his Evil Dead standards but also breathe new life into the American horror? Apparently not, as Drag Me To Hell is not only one of Raimi’s best, but it’s also the most inventive, thrilling and downright enjoyable scary movie to come out of Hollywood for quite some time.