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

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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:
a different style of haunting See more (177 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:

Chiaki Kuriyama
Yûrei Yanagi
Wendee Lee ... Rika (uncredited) (voice: English version)
Michelle Ruff ... Hitomi (uncredited) (voice: English version)
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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
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Aspect Ratio:
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 made-for-TV films whose storylines are continued in this sequel.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Kagi ga akanaiSee more »

FAQ

Is "Ju-on: The Grudge" based on a book?
How did the Saeki family die?
What is that eerie noise that Kayako makes?
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9 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
a different style of haunting, 8 November 2005
Author: nobbytatoes from Australia

Rika is a care worker for the social services. Its her first assignment by herself. Her duties is to look after an involute woman who doesn't speak. Even before Rika enters the house she doesn't feel right. The house is a mess, the rest of the family is missing with the woman left alone. Soon Rika finds a boy locked in a room; Toshio. But there is a more malevolent force in this house, that is consuming all how come into contact.

Ju-On is an interesting twist on the haunted house genre. With the multi-linear story line, we see how the people who have come into contact with the force surrounding this house have meet their fate. The atmosphere is eerie and foreboding, but its over all not scary. There are moments that your skin crawls; but it doesn't keep it at a constant pace. The multiple story lines does become redundant after awhile. They should have focused more upon only a few people and flesh out their story, instead of adding story line upon story line. They don't even add much information to the overall story.

I think the problem i had with this is that i got stuck in the cultural translation. At times the mythology went over my head, not understanding a lot of the significance that the story holds. Janpanese ghost stories are so different from western styles, so it takes awhile to understand the difference between the two. Janpanese ghost stories are more about the mood, while the American ghost stories are more about the scare.

Though it went flat during the middle, its still an interesting watch and help change your view on ghost stories.

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Not scared...but rather bored. littlekohitsuji
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When Rika places her fingers in between her eyes... POSSIBLE SPOILERS MonkeyBoy683
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