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Ju-on: The Grudge (2003)





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Directed by Takashi Shimizu, The Grudge follows volunteer homecare worker Rika Nishida (Megumi Okina), whose altruism leads her to Chiharu (Yui Ichikawa), a catatonic old woman slowly dying in a home filled with years worth of accumulated filth. Rika's suspicion is aroused when, during the course of her volunteer duties, she can't help but sense an overwhelming feeling of dread. Eventually, Rika opens an old wardrobe only to discover a malevolent boy who introduces himself as Toshio (Yuya Ozeki). It seems as though the house was formerly occupied by a young couple -- Katsuya (Kanji Tsuda), Chiharu's son, and his wife, Kazumi (Risa Matsuda). Sadly, Kazumi was killed thanks to Toshio shortly after moving in, and it wasn't long before Katsuya met a similar fate. When one of Rika's colleagues alerts the local authorities, an investigation turns the house inside out and exposes an ancient and deadly history.more
Rating: R (for some disturbing images)
Genre: Horror, Art House & International, Mystery & Suspense
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Written By: Takashi Shimizu
On DVD: Nov 9, 2004
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Megumi Okina
as Rika Nishina
Kayoko Shibata
as Mariko Nishina
Misaki Ito
as Hitomi Tokunaga
Kanji Tsuda
as Katsuya Tokunaga
Chikako Isomura
as Sachie Tokunaga
Yoji Tanaka
as Yuuji Toyama
Misa Uehara
as Izumi Toyama
Aki Fujii
as Yoko Toyama
Yui Ichikawa
as Chiharu
Takashi Matsuyama
as Saeki Takeo
Yuya Ozeki
as Toshio Taeki
Takako Fuji
as Kayako Taeki
Daisuke Honda
as Detective Igarashi
Hirokazu Inoue
as Detective Nakagawa
Tomomi Kobayashi
as Izumi as a Child
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A contemporary horror masterpiece.

Full Review… | April 13, 2014
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Audience Reviews for Ju-on: The Grudge

Despite its fragmented, diffuse structure and obvious lack of a narrative center, this competent Japanese horror movie manages to create an oppressive atmosphere with an intriguing mystery that can be pretty disturbing sometimes, even if some of it also falls flat.

Carlos Magalh„es

Super Reviewer


Arguably one of the scariest J-Horror movies ever made. While it's light on story, it works almost completely on a visceral level. The images are just downright creepy.

Edward Boxler

Super Reviewer


This was so boring. Inventive and innovative on the style of scares it delivers, but I DIDN'T get scared.

Albert Kim
Albert Kim

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