If you enjoy taking baths, watching the First Trailer for The Grudge Reboot, bath time will creep you out. Based on 2002 Japanese Horror Anthology Ju-On: The Grudge, getting it’s second American outing. The last was the pretty awful 2004 Sarah Michelle Gellar, now that long running J-Horror gets an second bite at the cherry.
The new version stars Andrea Riseborough as Police Detective investigating a mysterious grizzly murder. In a house that just happens to be an ‘grudged house’, with an impending doom for all who enter it.
There is always big sighs of scepticism when it comes to remakes. Then again we’re not surprised by what is being remade/ rebooted these days. However we have some hope in this version as it’s directed by Nicolas Pesce who was behind the camera for underrated indie horror’s Eyes Of My Mother and Piercing. He does have help from none other than Mr Evil Dead, Sam Raimi producing!
As expected this version sets itself up in the U.S not Japan. According to the director it will be based around three stories. Still with the spirit of the Japanese version with the filmmaker adding his own little touch. For purists, Kayako’s Death Rattle can be heard too!
The film also co-stars Demián Bichir, John Cho, Betty Gilpin, Lin Shaye and Jacki Weaver.
The Grudge will be released by Sony Pictures Releasing in the UK and Ireland from 31st January 2020, (USA 3rd January 2020).