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The Grudge (2020)

Nicolas Pesce’s remake/reboot/rendition of The Grudge is perplexing. Not only because it’s an awful film from an incredibly promising up-and-coming filmmaker with two excellent features behind his belt, but it’s somehow even more painfully dull and incoherent than the regular horror trash we’ve seen churned out in recent years like Countdown and Truth or Dare.…

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“All we have to do is beat the clock by a second!“ As you may have read in my recent, Wounds (Babek Anvari, 2019) review, Hollywood seems rather obsessed with selling cell phone horror as a viable trend. This year alone, we have had A.M.I. (Rusty Nixon), Jexi (Jon Lucas, Scott Moore), and Wounds. Prior…

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“…it had whispered to him things about himself which he did not know, things of which he had no conception…and the whisper had proved irresistibly fascinating. It echoed loudly within him because he was hollow at the core.”  When a film opens up with a quote from Joseph Conrad’s classic, Heart of Darkness, it’s reasonable…

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