A Simple Plan

Drag Me to Hell

Raimi's best film by a longshot, and not because he's abandoning his comic sensibilities. Here, it's buried under the surface in this dose of Fargosploitation, with veneers of decency melting under the heat of false promise. A pack of coyotes chasing after the same road runner -- or, like Darkman's Peyton Westlake, characters at the last moment of their 100-minute masks. Paxton and Thornton jostle for control, but it's Fonda's seemingly demure pregnant wife-turned-Lady Macbeth that rages against her lack of agency. All of her plans work out great!

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