The Grudge 3 (2009)
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The Grudge 3 isn't perfect, and sometimes the film feels like it's trying a little too hard to emulate Shimizu's work. Ultimately though, the 3rd act left me feeling like the series had finally come to a satisfying resolution.
Perhaps the most perplexing cinematic mystery of the new millenium is why and how Ghosthouse Productions managed to run their Grudge franchise into the depths of the direct-to-video abyss so quickly.
The Grudge 3 isn't perfect, and sometimes the film feels like it's trying a little too hard to emulate Shimizu's work.
...an underwhelming cash-in that is likely to entertain only those precious few who still find it scary to watch a pale Asian woman crab-walk across the floor while making the same noise that grade-school kids compete to see who can perform the longest.
Audience Reviews for The Grudge 3
Passable sequel that picks up right after the previous film. The first two films milked the most out of the story and scares so this one had little surprising to offer. Not scary at all really, has the odd creepy moment and some cheap "Boo" scares but it was getting a bit repetitive. The opening kill was a little disturbing and there's a couple of bloodier moments towards the end. It was ok overall but it's the weakest of the Grudge films, both American and Japanese ones.
I had my doubts about this one after reading so many bad reviews, so quite honestly, it could only be an improvement on what I was imagining. I found this not that bad at all. Okay, it's not particularly scary, but nor were the previous two, let's be serious here! The original Japanese ones, I think, were genuinely scary, but the remakes have always been more kitschy as far as I'm concerned. The no name cast are decent, particularly Matthew Knight in his brief appearance, and if you take it for what it is, it is enjoyable enough to watch.
An ok 3rd installment, although straight to DVD release. Lower budget but the production is pretty good, but it's just not as creepy as the first two. The boy that appears at times was weird in the first two in this it looks like an older actor was used. The same goes for Kayako, in the first two she was very strange and creepy in this she just looks very white? For those who really liked the first two films.
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