The Grudge will be returning in 2020 and here's everything that we know so far about the upcoming horror.
The Grudge has been cemented in history as a classic horror film. And like most good classics it's always good to just leave it be. However, after 13 years, Hollywood has decided to bring The Grudge back to the big screen in a "reboot". The film is directed by Nicolas Pesce and produced by Sam Raimi. The first film was released in 2004 and starred Sarah Michelle Gellar fending off ghosts in Tokyo. The film scored well in the box office, raking in a massive $100 million. The second film, however, did not perform very well, raking in only $39 million with twice the budget. The franchise seemed dead for a while but Sony has hopes that this new film can bring it back to life. Today, we will be discussing everything that we know so far about the upcoming new horror.
The film was initially supposed to have been released in August 2019, but Sony Pictures brought the date up to June 2019. However, Sony recently changed the summer 2019 release to 2020. The release date for the film is now Friday, January 3rd, 2020.
So, the new Grudge film is NOT A REBOOT. The film is also not a sequel or a prequel but described as a "sidequel" to the 2004 film. This means that the new film takes place at the same time as the first film but just in a different place. It will be set in a small American town. Below is the official synopsis of the film:
A single mother and young detective, Muldoon (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.
The first cast member that needs mentioning is Lin Shaye. She has practically been in every single hit horror film of the last 5 years, most notably the Insidious franchise. Other female members of the cast include Betty Gilpin from Netflix's GLOW and Andrea Riseborough from Mandy. And even though The Grudge has been mostly female-led, we can't forget the men. Among the male cast members are Demián Bichir from The Nun, John Cho from Harold and Kumar and last, but definitely not least William Sadler from Disturbing Behavior and Tales From The Crypt: Demon Knight.
And yes, we do have a trailer and it's as creepy as you may have expected.