Drag Me To Hell (2009)
With Drag Me To Hell, Sam Raimi returns to his roots of horror mockery with the odd clever twist. As with the Evil Dead double, this is style over substance, but that doesn’t mean that the film is completely void of meaning, even if the thematic shell is clichéd and comes from a well-explored horror territory. Drag Me To Hell hits its peak when Raimi is able to combine his humour with some surprising elements (notably towards the end), but for seasoned viewers, the B-movie plotting and campy tone will remove most of the horror effect. In return, you might find yourself grinning, but the laughs are too sparse to justify the nonsensical tone. However, if you’re still on the edge of your seat when the finale approaches, you'll be in for an effective surprise - on all levels. Sam Raimi wrote the screenplay with his brother Ivan, and the young lead performers both do good work with at times interesting characters.