HNR Review of The Grudge (2020)

On this episode of Horror News Radio:

  • The Grue-Crew review… THE GRUDGE (2020).

This is HORROR NEWS RADIO, the official GRUESOME MAGAZINE podcast. Back with Doc Rotten once again are the scariest, goriest, bloodiest co-hosts on the ‘Net.

  • Dave Dreher, the lead news writer at Gruesome Magazine.
  • Award-winning filmmaker Christopher G. Moore.
  • Podcasting Rock Star & International Cosplay Queen, Vanessa Thompson.



(Screen Gems, Ghost House Pictures)

After a young mother murders her family in her own house, a single mother and young detective tries to investigate and solve the case. Later, she discovers the house is cursed by a vengeful ghost that dooms those who enter it with a violent death. Now, she runs to save herself and her son from demonic spirits from the cursed house in her neighborhood.


Director: Nicolas Pesce

Tara Westwood … Fiona Landers
Junko Bailey … Kayako Ghost
David Lawrence Brown … Sam Landers
Zoe Fish … Melinda Landers
Andrea Riseborough … Detective Muldoon
John J. Hansen … Burke
Demián Bichir … Goodman
Joel Marsh Garland … Detective Greco
Bradley Sawatzky … Officer Michaels
Lin Shaye … Faith Matheson
John Cho … Peter Spencer
Betty Gilpin … Nina Spencer



Lin Shaye and Tara Westwood in Screen Gems’ THE GRUDGE.

Doc Rotten
Editor-In-Chief / Founder / Podcast Producer at Horror News Radio
Doc Rotten is the founder of Gruesome Magazine. He is also a film critic for Gruesome Magazine and the podcast host & producer for Horror News Radio, Monster Movie Podcast, Decades of Horror: 1970s, The American Horror Story Fan Podcast and Hannibal Fan Podcast. He is also co-host of the Dracula podcast on TV TALK and is a contributing reviewer for HorrorNews.Net and Widescreen Warrior.

Doc a lifelong fan of horror films, sci-fi flicks and monster movies first discovering Universal Monsters and Planet of the Apes as a young child in the 1970's searching out every issue of Famous Monster of Filmland (and, later, Fangoria). Favorite films include Jaws, The Car, The Birds, The Tingler, Vampire Circus and The Exorcist. Still a huge fan of horror films from the 70s, Doc continues consuming horror films to this day for the site, for the podcasts and for the fun of it all.