Monday, October 25, 2004

The Grudge

This weekend was the theater debut of The Grudge. And let me tell you, this is one scary movie. Now, I have never watched any slasher movies, but I do enjoy the PG-13 genre of horror/thriller films. However, this movie was scary enough that at one point I wasn't sure I was still having fun in the theater. There is nothing particularly gory in this movie, but on-screen images are terrifying. This movie hits right into that rare place where it is freaky enough that you have no idea what might happen next but it's realistic enough that you're still haunted when you get back to your house.

Basically, if you liked the American remake of The Ring in 2002, then you will probably like The Grudge. There is a similar feel between the films. But be forewarned -- The Grudge is far scarier than the already frightening The Ring.

In other news, a sequel to The Ring is in the works. Naomi Watts returns in the starring role for The Ring 2, and she is joined by Simon Baker of "The Guardian" fame.