The Grudge (2020): Trailer Talk

The Grudge (2020)

Trailer Talk: The Grudge (2020)

One of my favourite films is ‘Ju-On: The Grudge’; while I’m not a fan of the haunted house subgenre, I thought this one was genuinely scary. The American remakes were, surprisingly, also quite good so, after hearing about yet another ‘Grudge’ remake, I was excited to see what new ideas the film would have…

‘The Grudge’ 2020 revolves around a young detective and a single mother who are trying to uncover what happened after a mother murdered her family. However, they discover that the house in question is now haunted by a vengeful spirit that dooms anyone who enters to a violent and painful death. 

After seeing the trailer, this looks like a shot-for-shot remake of the original film. I’m hoping the clips shown have been chosen to just jog people’s memory of what the concept is, but I would like to see some new ideas introduced. The January release date is also worrying; January is notoriously known as ‘the dumping ground for films’ specifically horror films. Therefore, that doesn’t give me much hope that this will be very good.

The trailer promises a ‘twisted new vision’ but, after seeing the trailer, I beg to differ. I just hoping I’m proven wrong.

‘The Grudge’ will be in cinemas 31st January 2020. 

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Megan’s taste in films are interesting: her favourite films are ‘Space Jam’, Studio Ghibli’s ‘The Cat Returns’, as well as horror films ‘Saw’, ‘Drag Me To Hell’ and ‘Ju-On: The Grudge’. When she’s not watching films, she’ll be spending precious hours playing ‘Crash Bandicoot’.


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