Ellen Page dropped out of Sam Raimi’s horror flick because she didn’t want to follow up her Oscar-turn in Juno with something so declasse. So Alison Lohman stepped in at the last minute. This is the first non-Spider Man movie Raimi has directed since 2000.
Wow, almost a decade. After enduring what seems like years of torture porn, creatively bankrupt slasher films, The Saw franchise and tired J-horror retreads, horror-movie enthusiasts will finally be treated to a good old-fashioned “scary curse” movie.
Also? This seems strangely pertinent to our current financial crisis. Lohman portrays a young bank employee who finds herself on the receiving end of an ancient curse after her boss forces her to deny a thoroughly creepy old woman’s request for a mortgage-payment extension. So there’s that.
I know this isn’t the case, but I’m secretly hoping she gets dragged to hell.