Sunday, 29 March 2009

#29 Raimi’s Long Waited Return

Same Raimi is back! Yes his long awaited return to horror is back and he’s been busy. When thinking of Raimi’s past films most people will recognize the ‘Spiderman’ trilogy and more importantly the ‘Evil Dead’ trilogy. But he is finally back in his prime with his new horror flick ‘Drag Me To Hell’ which will release 29 May in the UK.

Personally I am a huge ‘Evil Dead’ fan, I have the trilogy and have seen Raimi’s short film ‘Within The Wood’ which some people say is ‘Evil Dead 0’. But when it comes to the Spiderman trilogy I am torn. I liked the first and second, but the third was so bad it put me off Raimi (but only a little). I loved the ‘Evil Dead’ films because of their cheesiness and well simply Bruce Campbell. The first was a classic B-movie horror, the second was a brilliant remake that delved more into horror of madness and the third being just hilarious. Even though they are blatant b-movie material they have become cult classics. The ‘Evil Dead’ series even launched Campbell’s and Raimi’s career. Recently, he has also talked about ‘Evil Dead 4’s development to an interview with Empire magazine. Saying that he has got the first few pages on the screenplay down, which makes me as exited as a kid before Christmas. For the full story there is a link below.

Exclusive: Sam Raimi On Evil Dead 4

On the 29th May, Raimi returns with ‘Drag Me To Hell’. The story is about a loan officer (Lohman) ordered to evict an old woman from her home finds herself the recipient of a supernatural curse, who turns her life into a living hell. Desperate, she turns to a seer to try and save her soul, while evil forces work to push her to a breaking point. In a recent Empire Blog by Chris Hewitt entitled ‘Five Reasons Why You Should Let Same Raimi Drag You To Hell’, Hewitt talked about how Raimi has retaken his place in horror. From what he was saying it sounds like the film is going to be a hit. If you are interested I suggest you read this blog.

I have also added the trailer for 'Drag Me To Hell'.

Oliver Hunt

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