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.

Director:

Takashi Shimizu

Writers:

Stephen Susco (screenplay), Takashi Shimizu (film "Ju-On: The Grudge")
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sarah Michelle Gellar ... Karen
Jason Behr ... Doug
William Mapother ... Matthew
Clea DuVall ... Jennifer
KaDee Strickland ... Susan
Grace Zabriskie ... Emma
Bill Pullman ... Peter
Rosa Blasi ... Maria
Ted Raimi ... Alex
Ryo Ishibashi ... Nakagawa
Yôko Maki ... Yoko
Yuya Ozeki Yuya Ozeki ... Toshio
Takako Fuji ... Kayako
Takashi Matsuyama Takashi Matsuyama ... Takeo
Hiroshi Matsunaga Hiroshi Matsunaga ... Igarashi
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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 a way 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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Kayako's signature croak (also referred to as a death rattle), comes from the fact that her husband Takeo had snapped her neck but hadn't killed her, and she is trying to breathe through a broken windpipe. Her stumbles also come from the fact that her ankle broke as she was trying to run away from her husband. She's also covered in blood because he slashed her repeatedly with a boxcutter (the scene that implies this was cut from the film to receive a PG-13, it was restored in the Unrated Cut). See more »

Goofs

Maria describes her husband's suicide as him having thrown himself out a window. He actually jumped off a balcony to commit suicide, not out of a window. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Maria: Good morning. Peter? Are you OK? You're up early today.
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Alternate Versions

Two slightly different versions of the film were used for test screenings. One was R-rated, while the other was rated PG-13. The PG-13 cut, which had toned down some of the disturbing images, tested better with screeners. See more »

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Referenced in The Benchwarmers (2006) See more »

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This movie has always creeped me out
31 July 2017 | by areatwSee all my reviews

'The Grudge' isn't the best horror film and it isn't the scariest either, but there's something about it that always manages to get to me. From the very first scene, which is appropriately bizarre, to the last, 'The Grudge' is a very creepy movie and I can't quite put my finger on why.

It is successfully unnerving partly due to the eerie and tense atmosphere that surround the whole story. There are a few jump scares but nothing that will scare the average horror fan, but it does have the ability to make you feel uneasy and does a good job at building and maintaining tension.

'The Grudge' is nothing special or new and there are certainly scarier horror films out there, but it does have the ability to put the viewer on edge every now and then. I've seen it several times and it still creeps me out.


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Official Sites:

Official site [Russia]

Country:

USA | Japan

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

22 October 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled 'Ju-on: The Grudge' Remake See more »

Filming Locations:

Aoyama, Tokyo, Japan See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$39,128,715, 24 October 2004

Gross USA:

$110,359,362

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$187,281,115
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Unrated Extended Director's Cut) | (unrated)

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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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