Summary: Rotten Tomatoes

Christine Brown has a loving boyfriend and a great job at a Los Angeles bank. But her heavenly life becomes hellish when, in an effort to impress her boss, she denies an old woman’s request for an extension on her home loan. In retaliation, the crone places a curse on Christine, threatening her soul with eternal damnation. Christine seeks a psychic’s help to break the curse, but the price to save her soul may be more than she can pay.

Nerd Corner:

Disgust, the psychology of disgust

Horror model, revulsion

Stephen King’s goals re: horror


Kate Notes:

Themes of shadow and corruption the darkness spreading a long white fabric showing corruption decay


OK I love how it has like three days for the cursed develop saying can you see like just a little bit of demons as a treat and then does this look like a demon to you and then what’s up fuckers I’m here


So we have to start out with all of her insecurities. Body image, sexism at work, not good enough for her partner’s mother


The squishiness of the hanky, that’s some juicy foley


Playing on disgust.


Again disgust and decay and refuse


She’s a ten but she’s missing a button


I honestly love her goose facts


Can the rest of the movie be her farm facts


Ahhh we’ve all been there, the fork disappears into your eyeball cake


Elbow deep in someone’s throat


Ritual machete not a nice little ergonomic wrist rest


We got a Ghost party! Ah man she’s wasting her spirit juice being a bouncer


Yeah cause stomping on a hanky destroys the spirit inside


He can’t get out of the grave and the body gurgles up to dance


Eternal damnation hinges on an asst manager position


Exactly what it says on the tin

Despair event horizon 

Hope spot


Anvil on head

Black comedy

Eye scream

Flies equal evil

High pressure blood

Orifice invasion

Scare chord


Hell Tropes!

Dragged off to hell

Easy road to hell

Classic horror tropes

Battle in the Rain

Cell phones are useless

Cruel twist ending

This is for emphasis bitch

Running gag

Curse escape clause

Disproportionate retribution

Felony misdemeanor

Morally bankrupt banker

Sadly mythtaken

Secret test of character


Gentle chin gumming

Works Cited:

Brown, Lane. (2009, May 22). Drag Me to Hell Director Sam Raimi on the Stapler Scene That Was Too Hot for the MPAA. Vulture.


Bibbiani, William. (2019, July 11). Sam Raimi Explains Why There’s Never Been a ‘Drag Me to Hell’ Sequel [Exclusive Interview] Bloody Disgusting. 


Neilan, Dan. (2017, September 13). Stephen King breaks down the different levels of horror. AV Club. 


Duhaime-Ross, Arielle. (2013, June 15). Empathy and Disgust Do Battle in the Brain. Scientific American. 


DeMarco, Michele. (2021, February 25). Don’t Underestimate The Power of Disgust. Elemental.