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"Drag Me To Hell" Director Sam Raimi Dresses for Success

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Just interviewed Sam Raimi for my Popcorn show on ABC News NOW. We hadn't met in all the years from his low rent Evil Dead movies to the Spider-Man trilogy. So it was a kick to finally greet him at the Manhattan studio and ask him if indeed the rumor is true: that he appears regularly on the set of all his movies dressed in a suit and tie even if the film was a scarefest like Drag Me to Hell. As luck would have it, Raimi was dressed formally for our interview while I took the slob route by leaving the tie at home. "You shame me," I told him. He smiled politely but seemed to agree. That was my chance to ask if he stood on ceremony out of respect for his directing hero, master of suspense Alfred Hitchcock. His answer was surprising:

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