The Grudge Red-Band Trailer Promises a Blood-Soaked, R-Rated Reboot

Sony Pictures Released a New Trailer for The Grudge Restart . This latest film from the horror franchise sees Sam Raimi ( The Evil Dead ) coming back as a producer, with director Nicolas Pesce ( My Mother's Eyes ) to bar. With this latest trailer, the studio really shows R-rated products and reveals that they are not shooting any time this time. It is most definitely NSFW. You have been warned.

The Grudge The reboot trailer kicks off with an extended look at a truly horrendous movie scene where a police officer takes it from a woman who, at least, seems in distress. As the sequence unfolds, we have just discovered why. Personally, I have felt my stomach turn a little in some places and this is certainly not for the faint of heart. We then move on to a sequence of various horrific shots from elsewhere in the film. There are many disturbing images before the trailer reaches its climax, a shower scene full of tension and including iconic images of the franchise.

It is important to note that this R-rated version of The Grudge is not a complete restart. Instead, it will take place at the same time as the events of the 2004 American remake. The films therefore exist in the same universe. This is not exactly a sequel but it does not erase what preceded it. If anything, it looks like it's going to add a little bit.

This is the first time in the history of the series that it will take the R-rated route. On the basis of this trailer, it seems that filmmakers have made the most of it. The cast includes Lin Shaye ( Insidious: The Last Key ) with Demian Bichir ( Alien: Covenant ), Andrea Riseborough ( Mandy ), John Cho ( ] Star Trek Beyond ), Betty Gilpin ( Glow ), Jacki Weaver ( The Disaster Artist ) and Frankie Faison ( The Silence of the Lambs ). Nicolas Pesce, in addition to staging, also wrote the screenplay, from a story that he concocted with Jeff Buhler ( Pet Sematary ).

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The Grudge focuses on a single mother and a young detective named Muldoon (Andrea Riseborough) who comes to a suburban home cursed by an avenging spirit. This ghost condemns those who enter the house with a violent death. Now this cop has to run to save herself and her son, demonic entities that live in the cursed house of her neighborhood.

The franchise began in 2002 with the Japanese version, Ju-On . The rights were quickly recovered and the American remake, which became a huge financial success. Takashi Shimizu directed the original and the remake. The is produced by Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert and Taka Ichise, along with Nathan Kahane, Erin Westerman, Brady Fujikawa, Andrew Pfeffer, Roy Lee, Doug Davison, John Middleton Powers and Schuyler Weiss on board as executive producers. The Grudge should be released on January 3 from Sony Pictures. Do not forget to discover the new trailer by yourself.

 Ryan Scott at Movieweb


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