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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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Ju-on  »

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Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)

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

Gross:

$325,661 (USA) (3 December 2004)
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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 wakes up in bed to a room full of yowling black cats, several of the cats are obviously statues. Some of them are even clearly replicas of the same statue. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Hirohashi: Thanks for the effort.
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Connections

Remade as The Grudge 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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Too scary = not good... But I love it.
18 September 2003 | by (united states) – See all my reviews

After watching this film, i was breathless. Needless to say, too scared to go p***. Ju-on is a horror movie that stands out above other western horros. Not since The Ring (original Japanese version) has any other horror flicks cause so much tension and screams in theatres. The reason it is so much different from American horror films, is that it uses one-of-a-kind sound effects, and the now famous 'slow and silent' tempo that causes the eerie feel to the movie. Most horror movie goers prefer watching big-breasted blondes running around screaming at the top of her lungs, whilst a mad knife weilding man chases her. That's where the ratings fall. Japan has established itself for being the 'land of horror film'. And Ju-on is no exception in living up to the standard. Sam Raimi has remarked this film as scary. From a director of his calibre making such remarks to ASIAN films, you know there's something coming up. The movie is a sequence of short stories, all interrelated. Which makes it good as it keeps audiences trying to figure out what's going on, and at the same time scaring the sh*t out of them. The films starts out slow, and proceeds with the same rythym throughout. I cannot possibly describe the "scream" scenes, as it will largely spoil the fun of watching it. But one thing guranteed, GET READY.


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