The Grudge is a 2020 American supernatural horror film written and directed by Nicolas Pesce, and produced by Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, and Taka Ichise. At first announced as a reboot of the 2004 American remake and the original 2002 Japanese horror film Ju-On: The Grudge, the film ended up being a sidequel that takes place before and during the events of the 2004 film and its two direct sequels, and is the fourth installment in the American The Grudge film series. The film stars Andrea Riseborough, Demián Bichir, John Cho, Betty Gilpin, Lin Shaye, and Jacki Weaver, and follows a police officer who investigates several murders that are seemingly connected to a single house.
In 2004, live-in nurse Fiona Landers leaves a house in Tokyo, disturbed by events she has witnessed inside. Fiona informs her co-worker that she is returning to America before encountering the ghost of Kayako Saeki. Fiona arrives at her home on 44 Reyburn Drive in a small town in Pennsylvania, reuniting with her husband Sam and young daughter Melinda. Kayako's curse, however, possesses Fiona, causing her to bludgeon Sam to death and drown Melinda before committing suicide by stabbing herself in the throat.
|editor||Gardner Gould Ken Blackwell|
|keywords||adrenoleukodystrophy ald assisted suicide attack bleed cancer curse dementia discover disfigured face disturb drive elderly couple estate agent events she has witnessed inside flee genetic disorder gouges out his eyes grudge haunt hug infect kayako saeki kill land lost girl moving in murder new home nonlinear narrative nothing possess real estate agent shoot small town stab terminal illness young daughter|
|musicBy||Cristobal Tapia de Veer|
|producer||Rob Tapert Sam Raimi Taka Ichise|
|publisher||Sony Pictures Releasing|
|theme||ghost japanese horror sequel trick|