The Grudge is Getting a Reboot

Jason McDonald

I wasn’t a huge fan of “The Grudge” when it originally came out, but I understood its popularity and could see why people enjoyed it.  I was honestly pretty surprised when “The Grudge” just fizzled out here in the states and didn’t spawn a massive number of sequels like it did in Japan.  However, it looks like that franchise still has a bit of life in it as it’s about to receive the reboot treatment.

Deadline is reporting that Ghost House Pictures and Good Universe have tasked the writer of “Midnight Meat Train”, Jeff Buhler, to draft a script for a “Grudge” reboot. Buhler is also currently working on the “Jacob’s Ladder” remake.

The original “Grudge” was a remake of the Japanese hit “Ju-On” and starred Sarah Michelle Gellar as an American nurse in Japan.  The film was about a vengeful spirit that would bring death to anyone that entered its house.  It also had a creepy asian kid that hissed like a cat.  Seriously, remember that kid? What the hell, right?

So what do you want out of a “Grudge” reboot? Should they just remake the original film? Would it be better served to have it set in America this time around? Let us know what you think.



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      1. Clint Laourdakis March 20, 2014 at 8:18 pm


      2. Barry Rowland March 20, 2014 at 8:24 pm

        I liked the remake starring, Sarah Michelle Geller. I was not to keen on the sequels though.

      3. Damien Avila Aleman March 20, 2014 at 8:28 pm

        what!! I don’t wanna live in this world anymore. :”(

      4. Marcus Osuch March 20, 2014 at 8:36 pm

        Holy shit i thought Clive wrote that story books of blood & a remake of Jacobs ladder man I think remakes are a lame ass waste Hollywood can’t come up with new story’s

      5. Nicholas James Reardon March 20, 2014 at 8:39 pm


      6. Bill R Russo March 20, 2014 at 8:43 pm

        Another repuking of old crap!

      7. Levi Everaerts March 20, 2014 at 8:46 pm


      8. Brian McLenaghan March 20, 2014 at 8:47 pm


      9. Alison McDormand March 20, 2014 at 8:57 pm

        Why is this necessary? Can’t they come up with something original?

      10. Walk A. Zashi March 20, 2014 at 9:05 pm

        Get that chix corpse out of the well and cremate it already….

      11. Jason Campbell March 20, 2014 at 9:53 pm

        “the writer of midnight meat train” ….well, Clive Barker isn’t in on this, I think they meant to say whomever adapted the story to script form.

      12. Matt McGlynn March 20, 2014 at 10:05 pm

        The first one sucked balls…this will fail in theaters just like Need for Speed

      13. Mark Quintana March 20, 2014 at 10:57 pm

        too soon

      14. Matt Alexander March 20, 2014 at 10:57 pm

        It sucked bad enough the first time. Let it die…

      15. Seth Holbrook March 21, 2014 at 12:08 am
      16. Lance Herrington March 21, 2014 at 2:25 am

        I hope it is set in America and the whole story line is American none of the original people from the others…… I love the original movie myself but if they are gonna redo the movie lets change it up and make it completely different…..

        • Leon March 21, 2014 at 4:52 pm

          That’s the plan. New curse, new ghosts. Really really twisted and sick. Set in US.

      17. Adeel Irfan March 21, 2014 at 4:13 am

        Yeah like midnight meat train was good. That guy sud leave this movie alone

      18. Non-Euclidean March 21, 2014 at 4:53 am

        I think it’s time to move on from that entire franchise.

      19. Thaddeus Luick March 21, 2014 at 6:53 am

        Makes no sense!

      20. Calum Sanderson March 21, 2014 at 8:29 am

        At first I dismissed this – but Midnight Meat Train is one of my favourite films. I’ll give this a chance. I still need to get the two sequels on Blu-Ray as well as the Japanese films.

      21. Phil Wall March 21, 2014 at 8:46 am

        Meh, who cares?

      22. Robert Torrez March 21, 2014 at 11:32 am

        Nothing can beat the original version…the real original

      23. John Earlywine March 21, 2014 at 1:12 pm

        How about we create something original and leave classic/foreign films alone?

      24. maria kriva March 21, 2014 at 1:57 pm

        Of course it’s getting a reboot! Every single horror movie is getting one! -.-

      25. Panagiotis Loumiotis March 21, 2014 at 8:32 pm

        the first one was amazing! on the nbst horror movies of the 2000’s and a cult! of course most hardcore movie fans never admit that they like a remake even this one which was great!! the first sequel was ok the 2 sequel was boring and not scary! A reboot is a stupid idea! What is wrong with hollywood ?no more new ideas? why rebooting everything sooooo quickly?

      26. Russ March 22, 2014 at 12:42 pm

        Great idea! Let’s start making remakes of remakes,and then make remakes of those remakes! After that,we can remake those remakes,and remake them remake them remake them remake them remake remake remake remake remake remake remake remake…

      27. sebulew March 22, 2014 at 5:10 pm

        The remake was overall better than the original but I wouldn’t mind seeing another revision of it, mabey a more gory and shocking take on it? that would be pretty cool