After a young housewife murders her family in her own house, a single mother and young detective tries to investigate and solve the case. Later, she discovers the house is cursed by a vengeful ghost that dooms those who enter it with a violent death. Now, she runs to save herself and her son from demonic spirits from the cursed house in her neighborhood.
How bad could this film be ? After all its from producer Sam Raimi 'Evil Dead , Don't Breath' just like the movie poster said . Well I will put it this way after watching this horror film I really had an 'Unstoppable urge' to go all Walking Tall ,Joe- Don- Baker ....Buford Pusser with my Old Hickory Stick; and commence smashing ever Living Daylights out of the Blu-ray & case and by doing so establish some sense of satisfaction to the fact of spending $28.00 and pre-ordering this film.
Directed by Nicolas Pesce . Screenplay by Nicolas Pesce. Written by Nicolas Pesce. I would really like to summon the ghost of Shakma at this point and introduce Skakma to the fine fatheaded Mr. Nicolas Pesce in formatt of locking the both is a small closet together. My money is on Shakma .
I all seriousness The acting of the cast is actually quite strong during certain moments.Andrea Riseborough as Detective Muldoon was excellent . Betty Gilpin was as lovelyand talented as ever. By far the best actor here is Lin Shaye as Mrs. Matheson, who does her best with the little screen time that she is given.
I issue with this remake is , there are few things I hate more in a horror film than jump scares. They have never been scary. There is a stark difference between being scared and startled. Jump scares can be startling. They can take you off guard for a brief moment or two, but after that initial shock, you no longer feel terror, because you have been released. A loud sound effect accompanied with a weird image on screen can be startling. Being scared is feeling downright uncomfortable, uneasy even.The Grudge is not scary. It can be startling, which to me, is annoying. It seemed as if there was a jump scare every other minute in this movie and after a while, it was insanely predictable as to when a jump scare would happen. basically the movie left me with an uncomfortable urge to just chew on 300 mg aspirin so I wouldn't go into cardiac arrest.
All in all, 2020's The Grudge was just OK and did have some effective horror that draws out its sense of impending doom with subtle artistry and then pops its audience with a bit of violence or gore to get a rise out of them. 6.5/10
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