Thursday, April 16, 2009

Drag Me to Hell Gets MPAA Rating

The MPAA has finally made a decision on what to rate Sam Raimi's horror film Drag Me to Hell (set visit), which means one of two cuts that were circulating within the walls at Universal has been decided upon.

A month ago, insiders told that execs were mulling over which cut to release. This was reflected during the test screening process earlier this year when audiences were exposed to either a PG-13 version or an R-rated cut. One source told me there wasn't that much of a difference between the two.

Today, the MPAA announced Drag is getting a PG-13 for "sequences of horror violence, terror, disturbing images and language." This is going to bode especially well for the studio. It means they'll get more butts in seats. And with the early praise the film is receiving, this might just be a summer horror hit.


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