Grudge – USA, 2019

Grudge is a 2019 American supernatural horror feature film directed by Nicolas Pesce (The Eyes of My Mother) from a screenplay by Jeff Buhler (Pet Sematary; The ProdigyThe Midnight Meat Train).

The movie stars Andrea Riseborough (Mandy), Lin Shaye (Insidious franchise), Demian Bichir (The Nun), John Cho (The Exorcist TV series), Betty Gilpin, William Sadler (The Mist), Jacki Weaver and Frankie Faison.

The Ghost House Pictures-Good Universe production is a reboot of the 2004 US pic (itself based on the 2002 Japanese original Ju-on). There has already been a dozen Ju-On/The Grudge feature films, two short films, a video game and a number of graphic novels.

Plot details have yet to divulged but Andrea Riseborough plays “a single mother who’s also a police detective.” and “a house is cursed by a vengeful ghost that dooms those who enter it with a violent death.’

Grudge is in post-production and is due to be released on June 21, 2019.

Lin Shaye plugged the film at ComicCon, saying: “Wait until you see this. It’s the scariest movie I’ve ever been a part of, not even maybe. Not even maybe. And it’s the scariest part I’ve ever had, bar none. I think it comes out next August, I’m very excited about it. The horror fans are going to go insane, that I can promise.” Shaye continued, “What will make it really different is Nicolas Pesce, who is the writer/director, who is extraordinary. I mean he’s a real visionary.”

Producer Sam Raimi has said: “We are so excited about this new adaptation. We went back to the original source material to deliver a relentless supernatural thrill ride that explores the horrors of American suburbia.”

Filming locations:

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Image credits: UHM

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