Some grudges never die…
Despite the fact that the J-Horror craze went cold around the turn of the decade, Sony and Sam Raimi’s Ghost House are giving The Grudge a reboot (or is it a re-reboot?). The first Grudge was itself a remake of the Japanese hit Ju-On (directed by Takashi Shimizu and released overseas in 2002). This next iteration will be helmed by Nicolas Pesce, the filmmaker who shocked audiences with The Eyes of My Mother in 2016.
We know cast members include Andrea Riseborough, Lin Shaye, and John Cho and, now, we know when The Grudge will arrive in theaters. Sony just announced the film will hit theaters on August 16th, 2019. We can look forward to a Summer of Grudge!
It’ll be ages before we get a trailer, but you can check out the trailer and synopsis for the last American incarnation of The Grudge, released in 2004, below.
Official Synopsis: Matthew Williams (William Mapother), his wife, Jennifer (Clea DuVall), and mother, Emma (Grace Zabriskie), are Americans making a new life in Tokyo. Together they move into a house that has been the site of supernatural occurrences in the past, and it isn’t long before their new home begins terrorizing the Williams family as well. The house, as it turns out, is the site of a curse that lingers in a specific place and claims the lives of anyone that comes near.
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