First Pic of Raimi’s Drag Me to Hell!

It's just a loan, lady!Entertainment Weekly has opened up a gallery previewing 25 “sneak peeks” for the upcoming films which will be making appearances at 2008’s San Diego Comic-Con.

One of these previews includes the first pic from Sam Raimi’s latest horror entry, Drag Me to Hell starring Alison Lohman. Sam’s return to our beloved genre won’t come around till May 29th of next year.

Christine Brown (Lohman) is an ambitious L.A. loan officer with a charming boyfriend, professor Clay Dalton (Justin Long). Life is good until the mysterious Mrs. Ganush (Lorna Raver) arrives at the bank to beg for an extension on her home loan. Should Christine follow her instincts and give the old woman a break? Or should she deny the extension to impress her boss, Mr. Jacks (David Paymer), and get a leg-up on a promotion? Christine fatefully chooses the latter, shaming Mrs. Ganush and dispossessing her of her home.

In retaliation, the old woman places the powerful curse of the Lamia on Christine, transforming her life into a living hell. Haunted by an evil spirit and misunderstood by a skeptical boyfriend, she seeks the aid of seer Rham Jas (Dileep Rao) to save her soul from eternal damnation. To help the shattered Christine return her life to normal, the psychic sets her on a frantic course to reverse the spell. As evil forces close in, Christine must face the unthinkable; how far will she go to break free of the curse?


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  • Blockbuster

    I’m not buying it. Justin Long as a professor? I don’t think so. Heh. Anyone seen Strange Wilderness? I rest my case.

  • G.D.


  • The Unknown Murderer

    Look! It’s Robert Englund!

    That’s news, isn’t it?

    • G.D.

      No no, that’s Alison Lohman…

      • The Unknown Murderer

        So, who’s the pretty blonde, then?

        That picture is kind of suggestive.

        • G.D.

          Whoops, I was loiking at the wrong person… The pretty blonde? Yeah, that IS Robert Englund.