A brand new year of horror is kicking off in grand fashion later this week when The Grudge (2020) hits theaters everywhere, courtesy of Screen Gems. Directed by Nicolas Pesce (The Eyes of My Mother, Piercing), The Grudge (2020) stars Andrea Riseborough, Demián Bichir, John Cho, Lin Shaye, Betty Gilpin, Frankie Faison, and William Sadler, and is centered around a house that plays host to a vengeful apparition that takes hold of anyone who dares enter the premises.

At a recent press day, Daily Dead had the pleasure of chatting with both Pesce and Cho about how this new iteration of The Grudge is more of a continuation of the series than it is a straight-up remake, and how that helped alleviate a bit of pressure on the director, who enjoyed being able to live out his own fanboy tendencies while working on The Grudge (2020). Cho, who has become something of a fixture in the realm of genre storytelling over the last few years, discussed how he was interested in being a part of a “grown-up” horror project, and how well he got along with Pesce while they work working together on the film.

Look for more on The Grudge (2020) later this week, right here on Daily Dead.

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    About the Author - Heather Wixson

    Heather A. Wixson was born and raised in the Chicago suburbs, until she followed her dreams and moved to Los Angeles in 2009. A 14-year veteran in the world of horror entertainment journalism, Wixson fell in love with genre films at a very early age, and has spent more than a decade as a writer and supporter of preserving the history of horror and science fiction cinema. Throughout her career, Wixson has contributed to several notable websites, including Fangoria, Dread Central, Terror Tube, and FEARnet, and she currently serves as the Managing Editor for Daily Dead, which has been her home since 2013. She's also written for both Fangoria Magazine & ReMind Magazine, and her latest book project, Monsters, Makeup & Effects: Volume One will be released on October 20, 2021.