A young Japanese woman who holds the key to stopping the evil spirit of Kayako, travels to the haunted Chicago apartment from the sequel, to stop the curse of Kayako once and for all.


Toby Wilkins


Takashi Shimizu (based on "Ju-On: The Grudge" written by), Brad Keene





Complete credited cast:
Matthew Knight ... Jake
Shawnee Smith ... Sullivan
Mike Straub ... Orderly
Aiko Horiuchi ... Kayako
Shimba Tsuchiya Shimba Tsuchiya ... Toshio
Emi Ikehata ... Naoko
Takatsuna Mukai Takatsuna Mukai ... Daisuke (as Takatsuma Mukai)
Johanna Braddy ... Lisa
Beau Mirchoff ... Andy
Jadie Rose Hobson Jadie Rose Hobson ... Rose (as Jadie Hobson)
Marina Sirtis ... Gretchen
Gil McKinney ... Max
Laura Giosh Laura Giosh ... Renee
Mihaela Nankova Mihaela Nankova ... Brenda
Michael McCoy Michael McCoy ... Praski


A young Japanese woman who holds the key to stopping the evil spirit of Kayako, travels to the haunted Chicago apartment from the sequel, to stop the curse of Kayako once and for all. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


You can't escape the curse

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, disturbing images and some language | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Takako Fuji had passed on the role of Kayako Saeki because she had grown tired of playing the role for about a decade of film productions. She was recast with Aiko Horiuchi in her feature film debut in a credited role. See more »


Max grabs Naoko by her hair in one shot when he's about to stab her. In the next shot however, he's grabbing her by the chin. See more »


[first lines]
Jake: Please, don't leave me in here.
Sullivan: Jake, I promise I won't be long.
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Referenced in 9-1-1: Lone Star: Monster Inside (2020) See more »


No Trouble
Performed by Marwood
Written by Benji Rogers
(Ben Rogers Music ASCAP)
Feckless Music Inc. Copyright 2008
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Way below par..!
4 March 2009 | by InfiniteInertiaSee all my reviews

I always preferred the original Japanese titles to the second rate American remakes, but as there was no Jap Grudge 3 it became a no brainer (in every sense of the phrase). I enjoyed the first two films a fair bit; I wouldn't have said that they rocked my world, but were not such a bad way to spend an hour and a half.

This third installment is almost not part of the same franchise; OK, so there are the same main characters from the previous two and the so-called curse that is supposed to be attributed to the location where the murders took place (therefore how can it move to the USA just because the story needs it as a plot device?), other than that nothing much. The characters are all horrendous stereotypes from clichéd horror films which were all done far better than this mess, the story plods along slower than it has any right to and the majority of the first hour does little other than explain who the 4 main characters are, which could be done in around 5 minutes if handled correctly!! There is little by way of gore apart from a couple of stabbing scenes and an off-screen pulverisation; which for most of us horror film fans is the ultimate pay off and the reason we sit through the rest of the tiresome background building sections and introductory necessities! The end is a complete formality and would have been better to have just ended on a blank screen and a decent, well-produced sound-byte...most of which are handled atrociously incidentally...

I give it 4 out of 10; one point for each of the deaths and one point for the joyous sight of the end credits appearing. Avoid unless sleepless...this may help!

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Release Date:

2 June 2009 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

The Grudge 3 See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »


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$5,000,000 (estimated)

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Dolby Digital



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1.85 : 1
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