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Ju-on: The Grudge (2002)
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A mysterious and vengeful spirit marks and pursues anybody who dares enter the house in which it resides.

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Yoshiyuki Morishita ...
Hideo Sakaki ...
Fukushi Sentâ Jimuin
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Storyline

In Japan, when the volunteer social assistant Rika Nishina is assigned to visit a family, she is cursed and chased by two revengeful fiends: Kayako, a woman brutally murdered by her husband and her son Toshio. Each person that lives in or visits the haunted house is murdered or disappears. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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When a grudge from the dead passes to the living - Who is safe?

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Rated R for some disturbing images | See all certifications »

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25 January 2003 (Japan)  »

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Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$17,032 (USA) (30 July 2004)

Gross:

$325,661 (USA) (3 December 2004)
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Trivia

This film is the third installment of the Ju-on series. The film was preceded by two low budget films from 2000, whose storylines are continued in this sequel. See more »

Goofs

When Rika's in the shower, she has a lot of shampoo in her hair. Yet right before Kayoko's hand appears, the shampoo vanishes. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Hirohashi: Thanks for the effort.
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Referenced in Ya tebya ne lyublyu (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Kagi ga akanai
Music by Hiroyuki Hamamoto
Lyrics by Kei Noguchi
Performed by Suitei Shôjo
Courtesy of Epic Records Japan
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excellent film
1 February 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The film is based on an old Japanese which gives the film a certain authenticity it is an excellent horror and although there is no real ending this is because the film was originally made for Japanese viewers and they do not like a conventional ending to a film as the Americans and the British do. This is not because of the directors inability to write a proper ending. The ending is left to your imagination which i think is a good thing. The film involves many changes in time which gives the film an interesting feel and focuses more on the story than on the special effects like its American counterpart.


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