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post #1 of 7
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...that are considering seeing Drag Me To Hell (as I was)...

<<Screen Daily's Brent Simon allays fears that Raimi has gone soft with a PG-13 rating: "It's unlikely that most horror buffs will feel cheated. The director gleefully dispenses with the usual sacred cows (neither children nor kittens are safe), and also leans on wild gross-out moments to goose his audience.">>

This really ticks me off. Raimi has produced nothing scary since the Evil Dead; since everyone has grown weary of the Grudge "franchise", and he wasn't able to replicate the quality Japanese horror he was ripping off, we apparently get this instead.

I'm a firm believer in life imitating art, and a certain "validation" that can occur with the mere witnessing of an event.

Not cool.
post #2 of 7
I wasn’t going to see this movie. When I first saw the preview in theaters I got all excited, it looked awesome! When I realized the rating I don’t even think it will be a rental. Maybe he’s trying to get a more mainstream audience to make more money?

It’s a shame, they made it look really scary in the preview. Too bad the rating probably ruined it. More of a preteen horror IMO.
post #3 of 7
I agree. Raimi has really lost it. But then again so have most directors/filmmakers. I have only seen a few movies that have actually scared me. To me, a horror movies isn't about all the predictable pop-ups. It's all about how the director and actors set the mood and make it suspenseful. The last movie I saw that did that was 1408. Before that, I hadn't seen anything that really scared me since The Exorcist. And other than that, nothing since the original Night of the Living Dead. All those "horror" movies like The Ring, The Grudge, Darkness Falls, White Noise, Pulse, etc., I went to see them all hoping I wouldn't fall asleep, and the only thing that kept me awake through them was the noise of the theater.
post #4 of 7
I agree with what everyone had said. The Evil Dead trilogy movies are some of my favorite and I still watch them. I will probably go see this movie- but I'm not expecting much. I am highly anticipating the new Romero "Dead" movie-- but they are keeping it pretty secretive.
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I agree. Raimi has really lost it. But then again so have most directors/filmmakers. I have only seen a few movies that have actually scared me. To me, a horror movies isn't about all the predictable pop-ups. It's all about how the director and actors set the mood and make it suspenseful. The last movie I saw that did that was 1408. Before that, I hadn't seen anything that really scared me since The Exorcist. And other than that, nothing since the original Night of the Living Dead. All those "horror" movies like The Ring, The Grudge, Darkness Falls, White Noise, Pulse, etc., I went to see them all hoping I wouldn't fall asleep, and the only thing that kept me awake through them was the noise of the theater.
I totally agree...horror movies aren't scary anymore. White Noise was a joke and I am sorry but I also laughed through The Exorcist but only because my brother in law was making me laugh.

I heard The Orphanage was creepy but I still have yet to see it.

Yeah my fiance and I just rolled our eyes at the trailer for this one.
post #6 of 7
Main Stream horror movies aren't scary at all. My boyfriend and I collect horror movies and books (we have about 200+ movies) and have seen some pretty scary stuff depending on what you find scary. I did find "The Strangers" scary, i think its because i am very scared to be home alone, seriously, if my boyfriend works overnight i absolutely will not sleep. Probably from watching/reading horror stories all my life LOL.

I think you need to choose what will scare you from your own fears. A lot of people thought Strangers was stupid, for me, i didn't sleep for weeks. It seems to be that way with horror movies, everyone has different opinions.

Anything PG rated isnt for me though LOL. Its a shame, i LOVE LOVE Evil Dead.
post #7 of 7
If Pinhead isn't in it...

I saw the commercials and thought it looked a little silly. And if children and kittens aren't safe, I'm not watching.
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