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Sam Raimi to Produce ‘The Grudge’ Reboot for Sony

Some grudges never die! Sony Pictures will be re-animating 2004’s The Grudge franchise in the form of a new “re-imagining” of the series.

Variety reports that Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert will produce the new film for Ghost House in a co-production with Good Universe. Nicolas Pesce (writer/director of 2016’s disturbing film, The Eyes of My Mother) will write and direct the movie, and Demian Bichir (The Hateful Eight, The Nun) and Andrea Riseborough (Birdman, Oblivi0n) will star in lead roles in the new film. read more

Shudder Acquires Japanese Supernatural Horror Film Sadako vs. Kayako

Shudder (the AMC-owned digital horror network) recently acquired the popular Japanese import Sadako vs. Kayako.  For those unfamiliar with the titles characters, the film features a showdown between the demons from Japan’s two most popular ghost franchises: Ringu and Ju-On (known to North American fans as the Ring and The Grudge).  The film is directed by  by Koji Shiraishi (director of Carved: The Slit-Mouthed Woman and Grotesque).

After the film’s North American debut at the Toronto International Film Festival’s “Midnight Madness” in September and a brief festival run, Sadako vs. Kayako will stream exclusively on Shudder in late 2016. read more

SADAKO VS KAYAKO – The Ring VS The Grudge – Japanese Trailer!

A trailer has been released for    SADAKO VS KAYAKO, the  insane    Japanese film  that  stars  the ghosts from  two of their most popular  horror film franchises.  Sadako from The Ring (Ringu in Japan) and Kayako from The Grudge (Ju-On) in Japan.     The trailer is in Japanese, however you can gather most of what is going on.   To get the grudge-match going (ha!) The Ring tape is played   inside The Grudge house.

As a fan of these films myself, both the original Japanese films and the American re-makes, I am extremely excited.    K?ji Shiraishi directs the film, which stars   Mizuki Yamamoto, Tina Tamashiro, Aimi Satsukawa.  It    hits   theaters in Japan  on  June 18th. read more