The new poster for The Grudge grabs hold (of hair) and will never let you go.
This excellent piece of art comes on the 15th anniversary of Sam Raimi’s The Grudge remake (directed by Takashi Shimizu) and calls back to the terrifying shower scene that shocked audiences in both the U.S. and Japan.
Sony has also announced that the trailer for the Nicolas Pesce-directed “sidequel” (it takes place during the events of the Sarah Michelle Gellar-starring sequel) will arrive next Monday!
While there’s still no official synopsis, EW revealed that Andrea Riseborough (Mandy) plays a cop in a new town who comes across a seemingly-unexplainable case that leads her to a house that, in Pesce’s words, “has been grudged.”
“We follow her, as well as two other storylines, that are all interacting with this grudged house in small town America,” Pesce told the site. “Like the old films, it’s a tapestry of three different stories that interweave and all take place at slightly different times, centered around this one house that’s at the center of this case that this cop is working on.”
The Grudge is a new take on the 2004 pic (itself based on the 2002 Japanese original Ju-on), which starred Sarah Michelle Gellar as a nurse in Tokyo who is afflicted by a curse that created uncontrollable homicidal rage.
Also starring Andrea Riseborough (Mandy), John Cho (“The Exorcist”), Betty Gilpin (“Glow”), Jacki Weaver and Frankie Faison, the R-rated remake will infect theaters on January 3, 2020.