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The Grudge Movie Review: Sarah Michelle Gellar

Cinema
Vox Cinema in Riyadh, Vox Cinema in Dammam, Vox Cinema in Jeddah
Rating
3.5 out of 5
Genre
Horror
Cast
Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jason Behr, Kadee Strickland, William Mapother, Clea Duvall, Grace Zabriskie, Bill Pullman
Directed By
Takashi Shimizu
Producted By
Sam Raimi, Robert Tapert, Takashige Ichise
Release Date
02 January 2020

Plot

In this movie GRUDGE, a woman named Fiona (Tara Westwood) returns home to her family in America, on 44 Rey burn Drive, after experiencing strange and unsettling things in Japan. Two years later, in 2006, widowed police detective Muldoon (Andrea Riseborough) relocates to the area with her young son. She’s partnered with Detective Goodman (Demian Bichir). They investigate a corpse in the woods, and Muldoon determines that there’s a connection with the Reyburn Drive house, and decides to check it out.

She has a strange interaction with a woman (Lin Shaye) who lived in the house a year earlier. He film also features a plot-line about a Reyburn resident (Frankie Faison) who wants to euthanize his loving wife of nearly 50 years (with the help of a “sympathetic presence” played by Jacki Weaver because of her deteriorating psychological state.



And he wants to do so in the Reyburn home because of his pitiful desperation to harness the property’s tenuous boundaries with life and death. Faison bottles up a lot of pain in a brief monologue, and it’s one of many moments in which “The Grudge” labors on storytelling parts that are often thankless in less inspired horror fare.

 

Review

The movie rating is 3.5 out of 5. The film gets a lot of mileage out of the unsettling spectacle of suffering, perhaps best encapsulated by a scene that introduces horror legend, Lin Shaye. She’s initially only heard as the wailing voice of a woman inside the shadowy Reyburn house, as someone steps inside wanting to see what the fuss is about.



Shaye’s back is turned but her cries are palpable and nightmarish, and that’s before she steps forward and into the light, and we get to see her hands. In this well-calibrated scene, Peace then leads us to another one of his signature freaky images of life’s abandonment. I recommend this movie to watch because the movie is interesting for those who love horror movies and if scared of horror movies then don’t watch this movie.

 

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