Directed by: Takashi Shimizu
Starring: Sarah Michelle Gellar and Jason Behr
Reviewed by: Brendan Graham (Phantomhour)
Remakes have a lot to live up to. They need to capture the feel of the original, but instead revitalize it for the audience they are intended for. Not very often do we see a remake done by the director of the original, and that’s what we got in this 2004 remake of Ju-On: The Grudge. Did Takashi dumb it down too much for an American audience?