With: Andrea Riseborough, John J Hansen and Demian Bichir

Dir: Nicolas Pesce

Runtime: 94 mins

Released in 2003, Ju-on: The Grudge was an unsettling Japanese horror about a curse borne of a grudge held by someone who dies in the grip of powerful anger. A lacklustre American remake followed two years later as well as homegrown and English-language sequels. Nicolas Pesce writes and directs this reboot which links three stories of hellish haunting through the eyes of traumatised police detective Muldoon (Andrea Riseborough).

She moves to a small town in Pennsylvania with her son Burke (John J Hansen) following the death of her husband from cancer.

Muldoon answers a call about a dead body in the woods and attends the scene with colleague Detective Goodman (Demian Bichir). He shares suspicions about a curse on a local property 44 Reyburn Drive, where the deceased was working with owners Faith and William Matheson (Lin Shaye, Frankie Faison). In flashback, two other families fall victim to a malevolent presence that infects and destroys without mercy. DAMON SMITH