The Grudge

The Grudge

January horror films are usually not good and this continues the tradition with this loose blending of several stories of this entity terrorizing them because of their connection to the cursed house and it has a great cast (with John Cho, Lin Shaye, Betty Gilpin, Demian Bichir, Jackie Weaver and William Sadler among others) and give them nothing to do. The stories are all predictable full of jump scares, cliche horror imagery and scenes that come off as laughingly bad instead of tense. The stories are poorly tied together and just don't feel like they should be associated with 2002's Ju-On or 2004's The Grudge(that isn't all that great either with a bland Michelle Gellar performance) as both of those films have at least some tension and promising imagery.
The Grudge had promise with a director in Nicholas Pesce proven to be able to deliver effective horror( 2016's The Eyes Of My Mother) and a great cast but this misfires on just about every level.
2/10

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