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Ju-on: The Grudge (2002)
"Ju-on" (original title)

R  |   |  Horror  |  25 January 2003 (Japan)
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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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Kayoko Shibata ...
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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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Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$498,331 (Spain) (14 November 2003)

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 Comedy Central Presents: Steve Byrne (2006) 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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As a horror film it is pretty scary!
26 July 2004 | by (London) – See all my reviews

I have recently seen this film and as a scary movie it is very solid. The plot is sometimes confusing but the shocks are genuine and will have you hiding under your sofa several times. The horror element relies on shocks and make-up effects as opposed to loads of gore and CGI (however there is a smattering of this). Defenitely one of the best Asian horror films since 'The Eye' and would be difficult to keep its authenticity if remade in America. The music is atmospheric, reminiscent of the Resident Evil Games and adds to the tension running through the film. I am still unsure to why the boy, mother and father haunt/kill anyone entering the house.....wasn't really explained very well but leave your critical reasoning aside when watching it and enjoy the production for what it is a roller-coaster ride of jumps and scares.


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