Featurette for The Grudge Reboot Promises a “Much More Intense” Experience

The cast and crew preview the upcoming reboot and all it has to offer.

By Chris Morse

This week brought us a new featurette preview of the upcoming reboot of The Grudge that discusses the origin of the franchise as well as how this new take stands out from past installments. One particularly interesting reveal is that while the series mainstay Kayako is indeed part of the movie, it will also include a new haunting entity altogether.

Featuring commentary from producer Sam Raimi, director Nicholas Pesce, and stars Demián Bichir, John Cho, and Lin Shaye, the video is sprinkled with plenty of new footage and insight to prepare you to face this curse once again. Give it a watch above and read on for more details on the film.

Set in America, the reboot follows a police officer in a new town who comes across a seemingly-unexplainable case that leads her to a house that has been cursed by a vengeful ghost, dooming all who enter with a violent death.

The Grudge is directed by Nicholas Pesce, who also wrote the screenplay with a writing credit additionally going to Jeff Buhler. Starring is Andrea Riseborough (Mandy, Black Mirror), Demián Bichir (The Hateful Eight, The Nun), John Cho (Star Trek films, The Twilight Zone reboot), Betty Gilpin (GLOW), Lin Shaye (Insidious), and Jacki Weaver (Bird Box).

The film is expected to hit theaters on January 3rd, 2020. Stay tuned to Dead Entertainment for all the latest news and updates until then!

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Chris Morse

Programmer by day, writer by night. Having grown up surrounded by plenty of horror movies and video games, it only made sense for Chris to combine all of these passions into one place: Dead Entertainment. Whether he's working on designs, tinkering with the platform, or just writing up the latest horror news, he's sure to be hard at work keeping the wheels turning on this website no matter what time of day it is. When not coding or gaming, you can find him donning a Cheesehead and heading to the Midwest to cheer on his favorite NFL team, the Green Bay Packers. #GoPackGo