- Cast: Alison Lohman, Justin Long, Lorna Raver, David Paymer, Dileep Rao, Reggie Lee, Jessica Lucas, Sage Stallone, Fernanda Romero, Bojana Novakovic, Joanne Baron, Bonnie Aarons, Alexi Wasser, Alex Veadov, Jennifer C. Sparks, Flor de Maria Chahua, Tom Carey, Bill E. Rogers, Ksenia Jarova, Tony A. Angelo, Michael Peter Bolus, Gerry Carbajal
- Director: Sam Raimi
- Writers: Sam Raimi, Ivan Raimi
- Producers: Grant Curtis, Sam Raimi, Robert G. Tapert
- Co Producer: Cristen Carr Strubbe
- Executive Producers: Joshua Donen, Joseph Drake, Nathan Kahane
- Art Directions: James F. Truesdale, Christina Ann Wilson
- Costume Design: Isis Mussenden
- D.O.P.: Peter Deming
- Editor: Bob Murawski
- Makeup: Luisa Abel
- Music: Christopher Young
- Production Design: Steve Saklad
Director Sam Raimi ("Spider-Man" trilogy, "Evil Dead" series) returns to the horror genre with "Drag Me to Hell," an original tale of a young woman's desperate quest to break an evil curse.
Christine Brown (Alison 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?
- Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
- Filming Locations: Los Angeles, USA
- MPAA Warning: Sequences of horror violence, terror, disturbing images and language
- Production Companies: Buckaroo Entertainment, Ghost House Pictures, Mandate Pictures
- Production Schedule: 31 March 2008 - June 2008
Ellen Page dropped out of the lead role due to scheduling problems
The idea of a Demon putting a curse on a bank employee after being denied a loan is actually based on an incident reported in Oregon, USA in 1996.