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REVIEW: THE GRUDGE: An explicit story in the horror genre with the plot revolving around a vengeful ghost

Cast: Andrea Riseborough , Demian Bichir, John Cho, Betty Gilpin , William Sadler ,

Directed By: Nicolas Pesce


If you are a fan of the horror genre then watching The Grudge (2020) would be a perfect film to start with in 2020! This film is from the horror franchise which started in 2004 with The Grudge, which itself was a remake of a Japanese movie. The new film is being produced by Sam Raimi and directed by Nicolas Pesce.

The underlying premise of the movie can be openly discussed where there is a haunted house, and everybody who enters it will have unspeakable things happen to them.

The film revolves around a vengeful ghost who was a young mother once. She ends up murdering her family in her own house. After which the house becomes haunted and this gives a kick-start to the story. A detective attempts to investigate the mysterious case, only to discover that the house is cursed by a vindictive ghost. Now the demonic spirit targets the detective and she must do anything and everything to protect herself and her family from the anguish. Each an every family that has entered this haunted house comes under the curse and has to somehow fight to save their lives.

In this film, Muldoon (Andrea Riseborough) is investigating a murder. Her interruption in the haunted house not only makes the long-haired ghost to kill Muldoon but also makes her follow Muldoon’s home, which is more dangerous as she lives with her young son. The aim of this demon is to kill everyone who enters her house and Muldoon is her next target. Peter Spencer played by John Cho, he is shown with a family but unfortunately, is also under the spirit’s target as he had entered the house.

Cinespeaks Verdict– The movie definitely portrays a lot of violence and disturbing imagery. This is not a movie for young or sensitive viewers. Pesce has tried to include a lot of suspense and details into the movie to give out maximum scares.

CineSpeaks give 4 stars.


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