More than just a J-horror rehash

The makers of the Ju-On series' latest US chapter say the movie sets itself apart with gore, dread and adult drama

Actress Lin Shaye and director Nicolas Pesce (both above) at Comic Fiesta in Kuala Lumpur to promote The Grudge, which also stars John Cho.
Actress Lin Shaye and director Nicolas Pesce (both above) at Comic Fiesta in Kuala Lumpur to promote The Grudge, which also stars John Cho. PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE
Actress Lin Shaye and director Nicolas Pesce at Comic Fiesta in Kuala Lumpur to promote The Grudge, which also stars John Cho (above).
Actress Lin Shaye and director Nicolas Pesce at Comic Fiesta in Kuala Lumpur to promote The Grudge, which also stars John Cho (above). PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

Another year, another Hollywood remake of a Japanese horror classic - and this time, it is one the Americans have remade before: The Grudge.

But, given that many connoisseurs of the genre think American horror films are less scary than their Japanese counterparts, how will it stack up against the original?

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 02, 2020, with the headline 'More than just a J-horror rehash'. Subscribe