Some brand new images from Sam Raimi’s horror thriller Drag Me To Hell are online, alongside the director talking about the movie.
Chatting with MTV, Raimi explained why he’s made the movie now. Call it a return to his roots for the man behind The Evil Dead: “I was going to make a very small movie. This script was one I wrote with my brother many years ago, but we couldn't get the money to make it with the director we wanted at the time.
“I decided it would be a great change for me to get back to the basics of filmmaking, a chance to work with a smaller budget and challenge myself with the more old-fashioned ways — not being able to afford a crane every day, covering five or six pages of material every day, back to those basics of less luxurious filmmaking.” We’re crossing our fingers for a Bruce Campbell cameo now.
Raimi also admits that he’s being cagey about revealing too much in case he ruins some shocks in store: “I want to surprise the audience. This film is trying to be like a ‘spook-a-blast,’ which is those cheesy carnival rides you get on and you're jerked around in the darkness, wondering if a skeleton will pop out. Is a skeleton going to pop out? I just can't, in good conscience, answer that question. Instead I'll say, ‘No comment.’”
But while he’s got Abrams’ Syndrome for the most part, he was able to pitch the plot. “This is the story of a woman, Alison Lohman, who is very much in love with Justin Long's character. She makes a sinful choice so she can be with the man she loves, and then she ends up paying the price, dearly. The thing she's running from is this curse… In three days' time, unless she can figure out how to get out of it, she's going to be dragged by this demon down to hell.”
Some of the pics from the film are up in our gallery on this page. You can see the rest over at MTV.
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