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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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Takashi Shimizu (written by)
Bobby White (subtitles)
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Release Date:
25 January 2003 (Japan) See more »
When a grudge from the dead passes to the living - Who is safe?
A mysterious and vengeful spirit marks and pursues anybody who dares enter the house in which it resides. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
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  (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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Rated R for some disturbing images
92 min | 103 min (original cut)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

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 »
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 »
[repeated line]
Hirohashi:Thanks for the effort.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Helldriver (2010)See more »
Kagi ga akanaiSee more »


In what language is "Ju-on: The Grudge"?
I watched "Ju-on: The Grudge" and I'm so confused! It keeps jumping from story to story.
How did the Saeki family die?
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24 out of 33 people found the following review useful.
Unsettling, 14 October 2003
Author: mlambert890

Unlike many of the "reviews" below, I'm not going to take cheap shots at those who might not like Ju-On.

I will say, however, that any fan of supernatural horror owes it to themselves to decide on this one for themselves.

I wholeheartedly agree with those who found this film almost uncomfortable to watch. If you are one of those whom this film really gets to, it is an experience as powerful as Ringu, Dark Water or the Exorcist. Scary, scary, stuff.

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