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Ju-on: The Grudge (2002)

Ju-on (original title)
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A mysterious and vengeful spirit marks and pursues anybody who dares enter the house in which it resides.

Director:

Takashi Shimizu

Writer:

Takashi Shimizu
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Megumi Okina ... Rika Nishina
Misaki Itô ... Hitomi Tokunaga
Misa Uehara ... Izumi Tôyama
Yui Ichikawa ... Chiharu
Kanji Tsuda Kanji Tsuda ... Katsuya Tokunaga
Kayoko Shibata Kayoko Shibata ... Mariko
Yukako Kukuri Yukako Kukuri ... Miyuki
Shuri Matsuda Shuri Matsuda ... Kazumi Tokunaga
Yoji Tanaka Yoji Tanaka ... Yûji Tôyama
Yoshiyuki Morishita ... Keibiin
Hideo Sakaki Hideo Sakaki ... Fukushi Sentâ Jimuin
Takashi Matsuyama Takashi Matsuyama ... Takeo Saeki
Yuya Ozeki Yuya Ozeki ... Toshio
Takako Fuji ... Kayako
Chikara Ishikura Chikara Ishikura ... Hirohashi
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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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Taglines:

When a grudge from the dead passes to the living - Who is safe?

Genres:

Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some disturbing images | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Kayako and Toshio are based on the Japanese legend of the Onryo, a vengeful spirit that unlike western ghosts, can physically manifest to attack and kill victims whereas Western ghosts are just energy and can't physically appear. They manifest when they are killed in a state of deep rage as explained by the opening title card. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 18 mins) 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 (2004) 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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Ow my freakin'god!
23 September 2006 | by jazzamindSee all my reviews

I like to think of myself as a grrrl who is able to handle a lot, when it comes to horror, though I have developed a preference for the more psychological kind...The kind that takes you by the throat and does not let go...

I thought Ring (original) was indescribably scary, especially since I watched it alone, in the dark ,in a deserted house, AND ON VIDEO, these factors definitely added to my level of scariness...The end of that movie, was literally spinechilling and I found myself clutching the blankets and holding on for dear life when in THAT movie happened what happened when it did happen.

Thought that was the scariest movie ever! Nothing could top it, right? Well I could not have been more wrong...

How totally unprepared was I for what was about to come when I popped Ju-on(original version again), in the DVD-player...

Ow my freakin'god, I was so scared through the whole film by the terrifying atmosphere throughout...

And how about the sounds...

When the ending came i was so scared I could hardly breathe, I had the imprints of my nails in the palms of my hands, and could not speak or move...

The aftermath of the movie was me being SO scared I was too chicken to go to the loo...

I checked my closets, and my blanket numerous times,and this went on for months... had nightmares too...and was totally afraid of the dark allover again...like when I was a kid or maybe even moreso...

I have seen a lot, but this one is definitely the most scary,and I do not think I ever wanna see it again...


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Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

25 January 2003 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Ju-on See more »

Filming Locations:

Nerima, Tokyo, Japan

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,446, 25 July 2004

Gross USA:

$325,680

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,657,876
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS-Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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