It’s one of several startling moments in the first trailer for the film, which Sony’s Screen Gems is releasing at the beginning of next year.
Andrea Riseborough, Betty Gilpin, Lin Shaye, William Sadler, Jackie Weaver and Demián Bichir round out an impressive cast, which is a remake of both the Japanese horror film “Ju-On: The Grudge” from Takashi Shimizu and an American version in 2004.
Nicolas Pesce directs the new take that instills a violent curse from a vengeful ghost upon anyone who sets foot in the house that it haunts. Pesce co-wrote the story with Jeff Buhler.
“The Grudge” is produced by Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert and Taka Ichise and is executive produced by Nathan Kahane, Erin Westerman, Brady Fujikawa, Andrew Pfeffer, Roy Lee, Doug Davison, John Powers Middleton and Schuyler Weiss.
The American remake of “The Grudge” grossed $187.2 million worldwide and spawned two sequels. The new film opens on Jan. 3, 2020. Watch the first trailer for the film above.