October 15, 2008

Rob Talks About Drag Me To Hell...

Raimi Back To Horror In Hell

Rob Tapert, who is producing director Sam Raimi's upcoming Drag Me to Hell, told SCI FI Wire that the film marks a return to Raimi's horror roots.

"It's Sam Raimi doing what Sam Raimi does best, which is going out of his way and using every trick in the book and every talent that he has to entertain the audience," Tapert said in an interview while promoting Ghost House Underground, a DVD set of horror movies. "So it's a throwback to Sam Raimi somewhere between Darkman and Evil Dead II and Army of Darkness. So it's a movie that's a roller coaster ride in the dark."

In Drag Me to Hell, Alison Lohman plays Christine, a young loan officer who denies a mortgage extension to an elderly lady (Lorna Raver) and pays the ultimate price: She's cursed by the old woman.

"Part of the beauty of Drag Me to Hell was Sam pretty much had absolute, total creative control and yet really not the enormous pressures you have when you're dealing with a hundreds-of-millions-of-dollar franchise like Spider-Man," Tapert said. "So he was able to do a lot of things that he'd been dying to do."

Universal Pictures will release Drag Me to Hell, which also stars Jessica Lucas (Cloverfield), Justin Long (Idiocracy) and David Paymer, on May 29, 2009. (Universal Pictures is owned by NBC Universal, which also owns SCIFI.COM.) --Ian Spelling



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