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The Grudge 4 on the way

Like the horror movie villain who just won’t die, the raddled corpse of the Grudge franchise is set to twitch once more with the news that a third sequel is on the way.

Bloody Disgusting reports that Sam Raimi’s Ghost House Pictures are planning to reboot the franchise with a remake of original film The Grudge . Which of course was itself a remake of Japanese chiller Ju-On. Keeping up? Good.

Whilst The Grudge and The Grudge 2 were both released theatrically, The Grudge 3 went straight to video, suggesting that the series had probably breathed its last in terms of producing mainstream movies.

The first American film saw kindly care-worker Sarah Michelle Gellar spooked by a host of ghostly infants. That set-up will likely provide the meat of the plot this time around, although whether or not the film will receive a full cinematic release has yet to be confirmed.

With Final Destination 5 currently in cinemas and Scary Movie 5 recently greenlit, it seems that studios won’t be losing faith in their various horror franchises any time soon. We await the news that The Grudge 4 will be presented in 3D, with bated breath.

George is GR's resident movie news person, based out of London. He understands that all men must die, but he'd rather not think about it.