SynopsisJealous of his wifes love for another man, a teacher from her high school, a man brutally kills his wife and young son. Searching for the son who has missed a lot of school, the teacher enters their house, only to find the dead ghost of his mother, and consequently has a heart attack and becomes a ghost himself. The story goes on to tell of the new tenants of the house and what they experience, and an investigation by two police officers into why so many people are dissapearing.
Since the success of the remake of The Ring, Hollywood has stood up and took notice of the Japanese horror scene. The next Asian remake coming our way is The Grudge. Sam Raimi was supposedly so impressed by it that he decided to produce it personally. The same director of the original will be back at the helm for the American version. Before I go onto the review, I am going to give you a bit of the history around the original. Ju-on which it’s known by in Asia, actually began as a pair of low budget TV movies released in 2000. After its initial success the same filmmaker directed bigger budgeted remakes of both films for theatrical release. I got the chance to see the original remake at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. The sequel remake has just been released in Japan. After viewing The Grudge, I clearly understood what all the hype is all about. …Read More