Escape Room has been a nice little success for Sony, and now it seems they want to duplicate that success with their Grudge reboot. They shifted it out of its mid-2019 release date and are now prepping to release the flick in January 2020, in a time slot similar to Escape Room.
While I appreciate their attempt to strategize, I wouldn’t take it as a move of confidence. January has almost always been a dump month for lackluster horror movies. The Bye Bye Man, Texas Chainsaw 3D, you name it. The only thing they’re doing is making it sound almost as bad as the Rings reboot from 2017. And that movie was so bad it’s regarded as the reason for Paramount no longer wanting to make a Friday the 13th flick.
But who knows? Maybe Sony really does have a hit on their hands, and they’ll make January a bright spot for horror films instead of the dumping grounds. The movie does have a decent cast set aside, including Insidious and Critters star Lin Shaye.
The film also features Andrea Riseborough, Demian Bichir, John Cho, Betty Gilpin, William Sadler, Jacki Weaver and Frankie Faison.
Grudge was written by Jeff Buhler and directed by Nicolas Pesce. It’ll be a new take on the original Ju-On/The Grudge series of films.
In the 2004 American remake entitled The Grudge…
An American nurse living and working in Tokyo is exposed to a mysterious supernatural curse, one that locks a person in a powerful rage before claiming their life and spreading to another victim.
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