Gather round, children, and I’ll tell you a tale, a tale of a time when the spirits of young Japanese girls haunted movie theaters around the world. The fad likely started with 1998′s Ringu, a horror movie that inspired Gore Verbinski’s 2002 film, The Ring. That same year, writer-director Takashi Shimizu took the genre further with Ju-On: The Grudge. True to form, that film was also remade in America, with Takashi again at the helm and Sarah Michelle Gellar in a starring role. I tell you this because even though The Grudge managed to churn out a few sequels, the property is now headed for a total reboot with plans to build a new franchise. Hit the jump for more.