Takashi Shimizu’s original 2002 Ju-On (The Grudge) is considered an Asian horror classic and simply a horror classic in general. The American version with Buffy’s Sarah Michelle Gellar was also very good and well-received.
Are you a fan of director Nicolas Pesce (The Eyes of my Mother, Piercing)? Then chances are good that you will like his take of the upcoming reboot of the horror classic, The Grudge.
The new Grudge isn’t actually a redo of Shimizu’s classic or its 2004 english-language remake (which Shimizu also helmed). Instead, it’s a separate story set around the same time as the 2004 version, but in a small U.S. town rather than Tokyo.
The trailer, reminiscent of IT: Chapter 2’s first trailer, where it just focuses on an extended scene. The scene features single mother and young detective, Muldoon (Andrea Riseborough) investigating a “grudged” house owned by Faith Matheson (Lin Shaye). Shaye, who is best known for starring in the Insidious franchise.
Watch how the scene methodically grows from disturbing to downright gruesome. Take a look below:
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There’s also a new moody poster.
A single mother and young detective, Muldoon (Andrea Riseborough), discovers that a suburban house is cursed by a vengeful ghost that dooms those who enter it with a violent death. She runs to save herself and her son from demonic spirits from the cursed house in her neighborhood.
SOURCE: Comic Book Movie
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