The Grudge (2020): First Thoughts

OMG! I am completely blown away by the trailer of The Grudge reboot set for release in 2020. The film, adapted from the Japanese cult classic from 2004, is produced by Sam Raimi, the dude behind horror hits like Evil Dead and Drag Me To Hell. If that’s not enough, he also helmed the original Spider-man trilogy. Sont

Synopsis: A single mother and young detective Muldoon, 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. (Sony Entertainment)

First off, let me just say that I’m a big fan of the approach used by writer and director Nicolas Pesce. The film does not seem to channel the style of the original classic, which is a good thing because this will minimize comparisons between the two films.

I like that the new reboot looks like its trying to carve its own niche in the franchise. It appears darker and more intense with great cinematography and musical score that is more similar to Jordan Peele films than other mainstream horror films.

I think even though audiences will have an idea of the general story, there will still be some surprises left in this film. The addition of John Cho and Andrea Risenborough also promises to add to the strength of the film. I just hope that they don’t kill off their characters for shock value.

Anyway, I’m pretty hopeful for this film and I’m keeping my fingers crossed that it doesn’t disappoint.