The Grudge Remake's Red-Band Trailer Is Seriously Scary And Bloody

The new Grudge trailer delivers the horror goods.


The red-band trailer for The Grudge is here. The movie is the latest entry in the horror franchise, about a terrible curse that is passed along like a virus. The series started with a series of Japanese Grudge movies in the '90s and '00s and was followed by three American remakes. The latest movie arrives in January.

While October's first trailer was more about setting a spooky mood, this one definitely delivers the horror goods. The first half of the new video consists of a single scene, in which a cop is called to a house where something terrible has happened to the old lady living there. After that, there's a quickly cut montage of various scares and gruesome imagery, before we cut to star John Cho in the shower--and it seems that something else is in there with him. Check it out below:

The Grudge also stars Andrea Riseborough (Mandy), Demián Bichir (The Nun), Betty Gilpin (GLOW), Lin Shaye (Insidious), and Jacki Weaver (Bird Box). It's directed by Nicolas Pesce, who prevouisly helmed the acclaimed horror movie The Eyes of My Mother, and it hits theaters on January 3, 2020.

This latest Grudge movie does not have the involvement of series creator Takashi Shimizu, who directed the first two American movies as well as many of the Japanese ones. Nevertheless, in a recent interview, Pesce stated that the movie would honor his vision for the series. "I come to filmmaking first and foremost as a fan, and my movies are always sort of love letters to work that I love," he told io9. "If you're a fan of [Shimizu]'s original Japanese films in this franchise, you're gonna see a lot of that and him in here."

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