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Comic 246 - It'll Drag You To Hell

Posted on Wednesday, the 29th of March at 12:00 AM, 2017 in 2017

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DanVzare Wed, 29. Mar 12:00 AM, 2017 edit delete
Back in 2009, Sam Raimi the creator of Evil Dead, made a very crappy horror movie called Drag Me to Hell.

I've pretty much summed up the entire plot in the first two panels. Old crazy lady gives young woman cursed button, and unless young woman gives button to someone else, she'll be dragged to hell. Of course there's a lot of plot surrounding the why, but who cares, it's a horror movie.

Now in the movie it took her a short while to find out that she only needs to give the button to someone for the curse to be passed on. The first thing she does is try to give it to the old lady who gave her the cursed button in the first place, but it doesn't work because she's dead and doesn't accept it. She then tries to give it to someone she doesn't like, but then she has second thoughts. Shortly afterwards she loses the button, and pretty much dies. Also just to clarify, the person you give it to has to accept it as a gift, otherwise the curse doesn't pass on. You can't just throw it at someone and be done with it.

Anyway, as I was watching this film many years ago, the one thought that kept going through my head is why doesn't she just find the nearest hobo and bribe him to take the damn button!

I mean come on!
Sure you might feel slightly guilty. But who cares if it means your survival. If it's a choice between you and someone you don't know, you're going to choose yourself every time.

The movie could have easily been half an hour long, and a hell of a lot better if it actually had some common sense like that in it.

By the way, don't watch it. It's not one of those "so bad it's good" films. It's just bad. Boring,
uninteresting, and some wasted potential.


Geeky Meerkat Wed, 29. Mar 12:24 AM, 2017 edit delete reply
I challenge you to name any horror movie that doesn't have characters that fail to do some basic thing that would make their lives so much easier (and likewise the movie much shorter).
DanVzare Wed, 29. Mar 12:04 PM, 2017 edit delete reply
How about Halloween, it even has the psychiatrist unload an entire clip into Michael Myers. The only dumb thing I can think of in that film, is that Michael Myers was even let out to roam about outside in the first place.
That being said, I do realise all horror films have a complete lack of common sense in them. The main character usually has some though, because you're supposed to relate to them.

But in my defence, I said it would have been a lot better by having common sense in it, because it would have made it shorter and thus you wouldn't have to sit through it as long. Although I should have probably written it like that.