Allison Lohman in ‘Drag Me to Hell’ (2009)
*Personal Note: If you are a Sam Raimi fan, you have a much greater appreciation for this film than those who aren’t. I absolutely love this one – the goat scene, come on?
Film Synopsis: (allmovie.com)
Evil Dead director Sam Raimi takes the helm for this “spook-a-blast” shocker about an ambitious L.A. loan officer who incurs the wrath of a malevolent gypsy by refusing to grant her an extension on her home loan. Determined to impress her boss and get a much-needed promotion at work, Christine Brown (Alison Lohman) lays down the law when mysterious Mrs. Ganush (Lorna Raver) literally comes begging for mercy at her feet. In retaliation for being publicly shamed, Mrs. Ganush places the dreaded curse of the Lamia on her unfortunate target, transforming Christine’s life into a waking nightmare. Her skeptical boyfriend, Clay (Justin Long), casually brushing off her disturbing encounters as mere coincidence, Christine attempts to escape eternal damnation by seeking out the aid of seer Rham Jas (Dileep Rao ). But Christine’s time is fast running out, and unless she’s able to break the curse, she’ll be tormented by a demon for three days before literally being dragged to hell.
Short Bio: (wikipedia.org)
Alison Marion Lohman (born September 18, 1979) is an American actress. She has had lead roles in the films White Oleander, Where the Truth Lies, The Big White, Matchstick Men, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, Flicka and Drag Me to Hell as well as smaller parts in Big Fish, Gamer, and Beowulf. She has also been on several television shows including 7th Heaven, Crusade, Tucker, and Pasadena.
Lohman was born and raised in Palm Springs, California, the daughter of Diane (née Dunham), a patisserie owner, and Gary Lohman, a Minnesota-born architect. She has one younger brother, Robert (born 1982). She has two cats, Monk and Clint. In her first school year, Lohman was diagnosed with combined type attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and put on medicine for it, which she still uses as an adult. Afterwards, she had straight As in all her school subjects, except in drama, because she was too shy. At age nine, she played Gretyl in The Sound of Music at the Palm Desert’s McCallum Theater. Two years later, she won the Desert Theater League’s award for “Most Outstanding Actress in a Musical” for the title role in Annie. By the age of 17, Lohman had appeared in 12 different major productions and had been a backing singer for the likes of Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope and the Desert Symphony.
As a senior, she was an awardee of the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts and was offered the chance to attend the Tisch School of the Arts, but declined.