Video:Drag Me to Hell - Justin Long, Adriana Barraza Interviewswith Rebecca Murray
Justin Long plays the supportive boyfriend and Adriana Barraza takes on the part of a medium trying to free Alison Lohman from a gypsy's curse in Universal Pictures' 'Drag Me to Hell,' a film which marks Sam Raimi's return to horror.See Transcript
Transcript:Drag Me to Hell - Justin Long, Adriana Barraza InterviewsRebecca Murray from About.com Hollywood Movies at the World Premiere of Role Drag Me to Hell.
Justin Long - 'Clay Dalton' in Drag Me to Hell
So you're not being dragged to hell in this - what are you doing?
Justin Long: "No, unfortunately. And isn't it weird that I am jealous of Alison because she got to get dragged to hell? What am I doing? I'm the guy who runs in and I'm like, 'Baby, it's going to be fine. I'm going to be in the other room. Don't worry about it. I'll be right back,' and then I leave and all the awesome Sam Raimi horror movie stuff happens. And I run back in and I go, 'Are you okay? What did I miss? Are you all right?' And she's...you know. That's me. And you know what? I'm so happy to be doing anything in a Sam Raimi movie. It's a thrill as a huge fan of us."
How does this compare to his Evil Dead in tone?
Justin Long: "It's similar. I would say this is kind of more of a straight up horror whereas I think that... But, no, it stills blends pretty seamlessly the comedy and the horror. But I would say like on a whole this is more of a true horror movie, where that could be classified as more of a comedy. I don't know. But pretty similar."
Is the comedy aspect mostly through your character? Do you have the funny lines?
Justin Long: "No. One of the reasons why I wanted to do it is it's more of a, it's not a funny role. It's not intentionally funny. Maybe I'm hilarious because I'm so bad. But no, it's a pretty straightforward [role]."
What makes a great scary movie?
Justin Long: "I think when you manipulate elements like the unknown and the unseen. One of my favorite movies is Invasion of the Body Snatchers and there's no real gore or anything. It's just disturbing and it preys on a very primal fear. And I think those are the best ones, the ones that just prey on universal, primal fears that everyone shares - and the unknown being a good example."
Adriana Barraza - 'Shaun San Dena' in Drag Me to Hell
Tell me about your role in this?
Adriana Barraza: "My role is a medium. This medium tried to help the girl, but maybe she can't. You have to see the movie. But she tried with effort."
Were you a believer in mediums and seers before you did this?
Adriana Barraza: "I believe in God and then I believe in evil. I believe in this kind of manifestation, yes, of course. I believe in everything because you never know."
And working with Sam Raimi - what is he like on the set?
Adriana Barraza: "Sam Raimi is wonderful, wonderful, a marvelous gentleman. A beautiful director and so funny human being. He has a wonderful black humor. As a director and as a person he's amazing. It's very pleasant working with him."
Were you a fan of horror before this?
Adriana Barraza: "Yes, of course. Since I was a little girl I saw a lot of horror movies and I read a lot of horror literature because I think when you come into this world, you discover an amazing world - so different world. And then, maybe reality is boring. And if you discover this amazing world, maybe you will have fun in your life."