This new horror movie may not be out in time for a Halloween release but its trailer is spooky enough to hold us over for the next 3 months. The Grudge has been an iconic horror movie for so many reasons, but now the sequel is giving Canadians another reason to hold the movie close to their hearts. The Grudge sequel trailer was released and you can definitely tell it was filmed in Winnipeg.
The sequel's plot is pretty similar to the original movie that was released in 2004. It follows a woman who murders her entire family. The detective hired to investigate the case discovers the house is actually being taken over by supernatural spirits and curses people with a violent death if they enter the home.
The movies set to be released on January 3, 2020. The production spent the entirety of spring filming in Winnipeg and the trailer proves that to us. With its many shots of endless forests that act as the backyard of the movie's homes, the location can't be mistaken.
The movie stars Andrea Riseborough, Demian Bichir, John Cho, Betty Gilpin, Lin Shaye, and Jacki Weaver. It was directed by Nicolas Pesce.
Pesce has assured fans that the movie won't be "rehashing the same story."
He explained that "The Grudge is like a virus; it's super-contagious. So the fact that it would stay in the tiny city of Tokyo is unrealistic. It exists in Asia, Europe, Africa, in America, because it has spread. I know a lot of people think this is a remake of a remake, which is isn't. This movie exists in the same world as the Japanese movie, we're just adding a chapter."
And that chapter happens to be in Canada!
While he believes the movie stands on its own, he did want people to reminisce the originals, "As far as the imagery, it was finding that balance between old visuals and new visuals. We're finding the key elements that are just how the grudge expresses itself."
Catch The Grudge in theatres on January 3, 2020!
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