Perhaps more than any other genre, horror is known for going through phases. Phases in quality, phases in style, but the movies we’re seeing now don’t resemble the early 2000s when The Grudge was one of the defining horrors of that period. That makes the franchise’s revival from director Nicolas Pesce, whose The Eyes of My Mother and Piercing are two of today’s best, all the more interesting.
Pesce directed and wrote this latest take on The Grudge, which will star Andrea Riseborough as a single mother and detective who finds herself the target of a house with a chip on its shoulder. Don’t call this a reboot, either, because events are said to take place at the same time as the 2004 movie which starred Sarah Michelle Gellar. Horror icon Sam Raimi has even lent his name to it as a producer.
Also starring Demian Bichir, John Cho, Betty Gilpin, Lin Shaye, Jacki Weaver, and William Sadler, The Grudge opens January 3rd 2020.
SYNOPSIS: 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. Now, she runs to save herself and her son from demonic spirits from the cursed house in her neighborhood.