The Grudge 4 on the way

Franchise set for yet another reboot

Like the horror movie villain who just won’t die, the raddled corpse of the Grudge franchise is set to twitch once more with the news that a third sequel is on the way.

Bloody Disgusting reports that Sam Raimi’s Ghost House Pictures are planning to reboot the franchise with a remake of original film The Grudge. Which of course was itself a remake of Japanese chiller Ju-On. Keeping up? Good.

Whilst The Grudge and The Grudge 2 were both released theatrically, The Grudge 3 went straight to video, suggesting that the series had probably breathed its last in terms of producing mainstream movies.

The first American film saw kindly care-worker Sarah Michelle Gellar spooked by a host of ghostly infants. That set-up will likely provide the meat of the plot this time around, although whether or not the film will receive a full cinematic release has yet to be confirmed.

With Final Destination 5 currently in cinemas and Scary Movie 5 recently greenlit, it seems that studios won’t be losing faith in their various horror franchises any time soon. We await the news that The Grudge 4 will be presented in 3D, with bated breath.

Have you got the stomach for a fourth outing? Or would you rather endure another Scary Movie than sit through this? Let us know!

Comments

    • JamieTSB

      Aug 29th 2011, 19:08

      A reboot of a remake of a remake of a remake!

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    • Bajumeru

      Aug 30th 2011, 0:09

      The Grudge franchise was dead-born from the beginning! Just a bland rip-off from other, better, movies (like Ringu, for example).

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    • trist808

      Aug 30th 2011, 3:10

      I much prefer the original Ju-On films, but with any luck this will bypass cinemas and go straight to home entertainment just like the 3rd one (which was poor) and this franchise will go the way of Wrong Turn and various other titles which seem to find an audience on the smaller screen nowadays.

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    • courtneyrunnels

      Jul 5th 2012, 19:45

      I can't wait until Grudge 4. I want to know what happens next after the events in Grudge 3! it aint right to make a reboot and not giving us a clue what happens next after Grudge 3. I also want to know what happens to Lisa and Rose!!

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    • jessehinson

      Nov 8th 2013, 8:06

      I disagree with this.. I like Grudge almost more then Ring.. And ring is in my top 5 scary movies of all time..

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