BUT SAYS HAND-OUT-OF-GRAVE SCENE NOT HOMAGE
A couple of days ago, the Boston Herald's Stephen Schaefer interviewed Sam Raimi, whose new film Drag Me To Hell opens today. Schaefer asked Raimi whether a scene of star Alison Lohman extending her hand from a muddy grave was an homage to the final scene in Brian De Palma's Carrie. Raimi said that while he admires both the film and the novel by Stephen King, there was no such homage meant. Meanwhile, DVD Talk's Jason Bailey loves the film, and compares Lohman's work in it to Nancy Allen:
Much of the success of the picture rides on Miss Lohman, who is really getting away with something here; she manages to be both utterly sincere and in on the joke, without tipping her hand either way. It's a tart, kicky performance, the kind of work that Nancy Allen used to do so well in those old Brian De Palma movies.