Must See Movie Pick of the Day: The Grudge
The Grudge never goes away. This time around young filmmaker Nicolas Pesce delivers a modern new take on this classic. The chilling elements that made the original a hit are also in this new version. Lots of jump scares, so be prepared.
The story is about a single mother and her son moving into a home that’s clearly taken over by an evil and unforgiving spirit. It’s more than a movie about a demonic ghost, it touches on underlying themes of mental illness, paranoia and loneliness.
The cast is terrific. Lead by Andrea Riseborough, Demian Bichir and John Cho. With supporting performances from Betty Gilpin, Jacki Weaver and Lin Shaye.
As a fan of the original and Japanese version I enjoyed this new take on The Grudge franchise. Check it out and I assure you there will be plenty goosebumps and jump scares along the way.
BLU-RAY, DVD, AND DIGITAL BONUS MATERIALS:
- “The Cast of the Cursed” featurette: Take an inside look at the evil that lurks behind the doors at 44 Reyburn Dr., as key creatives and cast members explore The Grudge characters and discuss their experience working with Writer/Director Nicolas Pesce.
- “Designing Death” featurette: From a slightly paler version of themselves to being completely mangled and rotted, to the incredible death scenes; like Faith Matheson’s (Lin Shaye) epic leap off of the staircase, explore the character make-up design process and the film’s visual look involved in creating the myriad of ghosts caught in the grips of the Grudge!
- “Easter Egg Haunt” featurette: Join Writer/Director Nicolas Pesce as he brings to light the plethora of hidden Easter Eggs throughout the film which are homages to the previous works in the Ju-On franchise.
- Extended Scenes & Alternative Ending Experience the scenes too disturbing for theaters, like Peter Spencer’s terrifying encounter in the attic of 44 Reyburn Dr., or the uncovering of the gruesome truth behind the Landers’ family deaths.
‘THE GRUDGE’ arrives on Digital March 10 and on Blu-ray and DVD March 24