With Alison Lohman, Justin Long, Lorna Raver, Dileep Rao, David Paymer, Adriana Barraza, Chelcie Ross, Reggie Lee, Ted Raimi

Written by Sam & Ivan Raimi
Directed by Sam Raimi

It seemed like Sam Raimi’s horror roots (born with his legendary Evil Dead trilogy) was eclipsed by his Spider-Man success, but the man’s still got it, his sense of humour also still very much alive.
A young woman working at a bank (with her eye on a promotion) accidentally pisses off an old gypsy who comes in for another extension on her loan. In a frightening deserted parking garage scene she curses the girl and life becomes a living nightmare. Even with the help of a medium she seems doomed with the dark spirit tormenting her, set to come and do to her what the title suggests. Her boyfriend is helpless as the evil infiltrates her entire life, awake and dreaming - her desperation leading to even more madness. But there seems to be one final option...
A fantastic array of scares comes in every shape, from creepy suspense, imposing danger and audio fuelled shocks, to squirmy horrific moments and total gross-outs ala Evil Dead. In the theatre we witnessed at least three sets of people leaving the cinema!

The only extras on this single disc release is a production video diary guided by Justin Long, looking at various aspects of the production, from the performers to the Greg Nicotero special FX and set design.

PS. Keep an eye out for the customary cameo appearance of Raimi’s 1973 Oldsmobile Delta 88. But, unfortunately Raimi regular Bruce Campbell is absent – time for Evil Dead IV, I hear you scream?!

5 / B
- Paul Blom

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5 - Blistering
4 - Hot
3 - Smolder
2 - Room Temperature
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A: Multi-Viewing Potential

B: Could Enjoy A 2nd Look

C: Once Should Suffice

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