Film Preview: The Grudge (2020)

Page Revisions:

(November 3, 2019) Original
(December 22, 2019) New Trailer (#2) / New Posters (#3-#4)

Release Date:

January 3, 2020


From IMDb: “A house is cursed by a vengeful ghost that dooms those who enter it with a violent death.”

Poster Rating: C- / C / C / C

Review: (#1) If you’re familiar with the original or its remake, then this is probably fascinating to you. However, there’s just not enough of interest in it. (#2) A mildly creepy design taken directly from the film, but without the satisfying context or situational haunting factor.

(#3) Not at all appealing or interesting. (#4) more of the same lazy dullness.

Trailer Rating: B- / C+

Review: (#1) The most difficult aspect of selling a new film featuring an old horror villain is trying to make it feel original and inventive. This trailer does a satisfactory job of that with some interesting elements that clearly make the film look haunting, but which don’t overwhelm the trailer itself.

(#2) Going for an extended scene from the film rather than a traditional trailer, the effort feels wasted. Sure, it’s a red band trailer that gives more details, but it’s not a particularly successful operation.

Oscar Prospects:


Trailer #1

Trailer #2


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