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Ju-on: The Grudge (2002) More at IMDbPro »Ju-on (original title)

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Ju-on: The Grudge -- A house with a terrifying secret is the setting for this Japanese horror film. A young nurse arrives at the house to find that two brutal murders have taken place there, and now the house is cursed, set to exact revenge on any and all who set foot inside it.
Ju-on: The Grudge -- An American nurse living and working in Tokyo is exposed to a mysterious supernatural curse, one that locks a person in a powerful rage before claiming their life and spreading to another victim.
Ju-on: The Grudge -- An American nurse living and working in Tokyo is exposed to a mysterious supernatural curse, one that locks a person in a powerful rage before claiming their life and spreading to another victim.

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Director:
Writers:
Takashi Shimizu (written by)
Bobby White (subtitles)
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Release Date:
25 January 2003 (Japan) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
When a grudge from the dead passes to the living - Who is safe?
Plot:
A mysterious and vengeful spirit marks and pursues anybody who dares enter the house in which it resides. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Very Scary Japanese Horror Movie See more (180 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Megumi Okina ... Rika Nishina

Misaki Itô ... Hitomi Tokunaga

Misa Uehara ... Izumi Tôyama
Yui Ichikawa ... Chiharu
Kanji Tsuda ... Katsuya Tokunaga
Kayoko Shibata ... Mariko
Yukako Kukuri ... Miyuki
Shuri Matsuda ... Kazumi Tokunaga
Yôji Tanaka ... Yûji Tôyama
Yoshiyuki Morishita ... Keibiin
Hideo Sakaki ... Fukushi Sentâ Jimuin
Takashi Matsuyama ... Takeo Saeki

Yuya Ozeki ... Toshio

Takako Fuji ... Kayako
Chikara Ishikura ... Hirohashi
Chikako Isomura ... Sachie
Chiona Ôkuni ... Erebêtâ no Onna
Miho Fujima ... Joshi Ana
Daisuke Honda ... Igarashi Keiji
Hirokazu Inoue ... Nakagawa Keiji
Mao Kobayashi ... Shôgakusei no Izumi (as Tomomi Kobayashi)
Aki Fujî ... Yôko Tôyama (as Aki Fujii)
Risa Odagiri ... Saori
Kaori Nakajô ... Chiaki
Kana Kobayashi ... Ayano
Akira Saito ... Sekine Sensei (as Akira Saitô)
Hiroyuki Yokoo ... Nyûsu no Koe (voice) (as Hiroyuki Yoko'o)
Isao Yatsu ... Saitô
Haruka Yamano ... Fukikae
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jessica Gee ... Kazumi Tokunaga (voice) (uncredited)
Wendee Lee ... Rika (uncredited) (voice: English version)
Michelle Ruff ... Hitomi (uncredited) (voice: English version)
Michael Sorich ... Inspector Nakagawa (voice) (uncredited)
Kirk Thornton ... Katsuya Tokunaga (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Takashi Shimizu 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Takashi Shimizu  written by
Bobby White  subtitles

Produced by
Takashige Ichise .... producer
Kunio Kawakami .... producer
Yoshinori Kumazawa .... producer
Hiroki Numata .... producer
 
Original Music by
Shiro Sato  (as Shirô Satô)
 
Cinematography by
Tokushô Kikumura 
 
Film Editing by
Nobuyuki Takahashi 
 
Production Design by
Toshiharu Tokiwa 
 
Production Management
Katsuhiro Ogawa .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Masaki Adachi .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Masaya Kitada .... sound effects
Masato Komatsu .... sound recordist
Walter Ledesma .... sound re-recording mixer: English version
Kenji Shibasaki .... sound effects
 
Other crew
Peter Block .... acquisitions executive
Rintaro Hamasaki .... location unit manager
Kiyoshi Kurosawa .... creative consultant
Hiroshi Takahashi .... creative consultant
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Ju-on" - Japan (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for some disturbing images
Runtime:
92 min | 103 min (original cut)
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

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:
Revealing mistakes: 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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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Kagi ga akanaiSee more »

FAQ

Is "Ju-on: The Grudge" based on a book?
What exactly is the grudge?
I watched "Ju-on: The Grudge" and I'm so confused! It keeps jumping from story to story.
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14 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Very Scary Japanese Horror Movie, 23 March 2007
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

In Japan, when the volunteer social assistant Rika Nishina (Megumi Okina) 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 or visits the haunted house is murdered or disappears.

"Ju-on: The Grudge" is a very scary horror movie, based on a Japanese legend. In the beginning of the film, there is an explanation in this regard. When a person is killed in a violent way, his or her death generates a curse that will stay in the place where the crime took place. If another person visits the haunted place, he or she will be chased by the fiends till death generating another curse. In Western cultures, the fiend is generally trapped in a haunted house, and the person is safe and sound if he or she escapes from the place. This movie impresses because there is no bloody scene, only a tense psychological exploration of the inner fear of human beings for the unknown. The story is very simple and low paced, there are very few special effects, a great use of sound, no gore, but the creepy atmosphere is really frightening. Asiatic cinema proves again that in this moment their cinema is the number one in the horror genre. Unfortunately, the pretentious American industry of cinema insists in remaking and spoiling these Asian masterpieces.

I saw "Ju-on: The Grudge" for the first time on 02 June 2006. Today, 23 March 2007, I have just watched it for the second time with the intention of seeing the Japanese sequel and I startled many times with this excellent horror movie. I recalled the whole story and now I am familiarized with this Japanese belief of the Ju-on, therefore the non-chronological screenplay got better and better than in the first time that I saw. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Ju-On, O Grito" ("Ju-On, The Scream")

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