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The Grudge (2004)

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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Storyline

Karen Davis, an American Nurse, moves to Tokyo and encounters a supernatural spirit who is vengeful and often possesses its victims. A series of horrifying and mysterious deaths start to occur, with the spirit passing its curse onto each victim. Karen must now find away to break this spell, before she becomes its next victim. Written by simon

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Once you see it, you can never forget. Once it sees you, you can never escape. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material, disturbing images/terror/violence, and some sensuality | See all certifications »

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22 October 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Untitled 'Ju-on: The Grudge' Remake  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$39,128,715 (USA) (22 October 2004)

Gross:

$110,175,871 (USA) (17 December 2004)
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Trivia

A sequel (which became The Grudge 2 (2006)) was greenlit on the Monday after the surprise success of the first weekend's box office of more than $39 million. See more »

Goofs

The message Susan leaves on the answering machine is a little bit different when Karen first hears it than when the detectives hear it again later in the movie, and when we actually see Susan leaving it. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Maria: Good morning. Peter? Are you OK? You're up early today.
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References Ju-on (2000) See more »

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I was pleasantly shocked
24 October 2004 | by (Seattle, WA) – See all my reviews

I went to this movie expecting an artsy scary film. What I got was scare after scare. It's a horror film at it's core. It's not dull like other horror films where a haunted house just has ghosts and gore. This film doesn't even show you the majority of the deaths it shows the fear of the characters. I think one of the best things about the concept where it's not just the house thats haunted its whoever goes into the house. They become haunted no matter where they are. Office buildings, police stations, hotel rooms... etc. After reading some of the external reviews I am really surprised that critics didn't like this film. I am going to see it again this week and am excited about it.

I gave this film 10 stars because it did what a horror film should. It scared the s**t out of me.


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