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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Heather Wixson
About the Author - Heather Wixson

After falling in love with the horror genre at a very early age, Heather Wixson has spent the last decade carving out a name for herself in the genre world as a both a journalist and as a proponent of independent horror cinema. Wixson is currently the Managing Editor for DailyDead.com, and was previously a featured writer at DreadCentral.com and TerrorTube.com where her online career began; she’s also been a contributor at FEARnet as well as a panelist for several of their online programs.

Wixson recently finished her first book, Monster Squad: Celebrating the Artists Behind Cinema's Most Memorable Creatures, and is currently working on her second upcoming book project on special effects artists as well.

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