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It’s no secret that Hollywood likes to try to prepare foreign-language material for its own cinema market. In my opinion, the ghost shocker » Ju-On: The Grudge «, which was released in 2002, clearly overstepped the mark. Because after a remake with Sarah Michelle Gellar, which was even followed by two sequels, » The Grudge » was followed by a reboot, which is now available on Netflix .
But the omens weren’t all that bad, actually I was even cautiously optimistic when it came to the horror film. With Nicolas Pesce you could secure the services of an ambitious director who, with “ The Eyes Of My Mother ” and “ Piercing ”, was able to prove twice in different ways that he has mastered the genre. The Grudge, however, is a true crash landing.
Cursed boredom: Better watch the original
The content of the new “The Grudge” was able to arouse interest for me because it was already apparent in the first trailer that Nicolas Pesce staged his film in the style of a dark crime thriller and thus integrated another dimension of tension into the action alongside the supernatural horror. But the bill doesn’t add up.
The Grudge Trailer DF