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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Sam Raimi to produce reboot of The Grudge

It's been 10 years. Quick, we need to reboot The Grudge!

Apparently that's what Ghost House thought as they announced their intent to reboot the film with franchise intent. Although the original remake of the Japanese film Ju-On spawned three films total, Ghost House Pictures and Good Universe are counting on Sam Raimi to revive the story and kickstart a new horror franchise.
The Grudge told the story of a home cursed by a dead family. The curse affected anyone who came in contact with it. The 2004 film starred Sarah Michelle Gellar and was smack dab in the middle of Hollywood's Americanized versions of Asian horror which also included The Ring, Shutter, The Eye, and One Missed Call.

For me personally, The Grudge should have never happened so naturally I am feeling the same way about another revival of it. Ju-On wasn't all that great, but it was better than the American trilogy for sure. The Ring was the best Asian remake film of the early to mid 2000's and even that was destroyed with a sequel. I expect more from Sam Raimi.

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