Ju-on: The Curse (Curse Grudge)

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A teacher visits the house of one of his students after the boy goes missing, only to have a horrifying excuse for his absence from school.

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  • Oct 21, 2010
    The original 'Grudge' movie by Takashi Shimizu, who also directed the later Japanese and Hollywood remakes. This one is a cheap direct-to-dvd film, but is pretty much effective. Less dependent on sound effect cliches and gore, Ju On tells the story of a grudge born and transferred in a house in mixed chronology style. The Hollywood remake is indeed more scary, but this one is a good watch too.
    Anoop K Super Reviewer
  • Oct 05, 2010
    October 5th, 2010 Watching Japanese horror is similar to watching British comedy. If you enjoy dry whit then you would enjoy the boys of Monty Python in dresses. That's the joke, they're dressed like women. Get it? Well, that's British humor. But if you're like most Americans, you probably prefer Adam Sandler farting his way across a football field and hooking up with chicks way out of his league. You know, in your face, crass funny. My point is, funny in England is different culturally than funny in the US. The same goes for J-Horror. The way the Japanese view the world is very different from us, and it shows in this horror film. Slow, (a little too slow sometimes) suspenseful, creepy. Ju-On is a creepy f'ing film. The movie has almost no soundtrack. It is incredibly suspenseful. The pay-offs are pretty awesome but I think that it was done better in the American version. A quick overview. The story is told in chapters. Each chapter is about a different character. The main story is about the teacher. He goes to a students house and notices something is amiss. Something about a curse... a telephone number 4444444444. If you are looking for blood and guts, look elsewhere. If you want to see the young crazy Japanese chick, Gogo Yubari, from Kill Bill part 1 playing a completely different role than look no further. This movie has great visual scares. It has amazing suspense. It has a pretty nifty storyline. I really like watching my favorite scary parts from the US remake and comparing them right along side the original. Also, the long drawn out reverse burp sound is really scary. I give Ju-On 6 out of 10. It was creepy, and put together well. However, it was hindered by bad CGI and the almost too slow build-ups. I enjoyed the US version better than its original however due to its using elements of what made this movie good, and adding an American flavor without over stepping. I would recommend to see them both and compare and contrast. Who you gonna call... right! S!D
    Brandon S Super Reviewer
  • Jun 28, 2010
    'Ju-On' is one of the most popular franchises in Japanese horror. I'm not a big fan of the JapHorror genre. Why am I writing this review then, you may ask? In June 16th, 2010, a rating of 'Ju-On 2: The Grudge' came to my ratings, even though I had never seen or even been remotely interested in the movie. Some asshole probably hacked in to my profile (and I'm not the only one, check out your ratings for the above mentioned date) and gave a random rating. I decided that I'll see the movie(s) at some point because I'm not gonna let some assfuck mess up my system! 'Ju-on' jumps around in time telling the mystery behind some eerie shit. Some guy killed his family in jealous rage. Why? Because of some eerie shit, I say! Some guy starts investigating the case and I'm sure that he regretted it instantly when shit starts to happen. I wasn't that interested in the movie. Maybe because I was kinda forced to see it. I know, not the right way to start seeing a movie. But I'll admit that there were a lot of scenes that made me uncomfortable. The Japs can surely do some creepy stuff. 'Ju-On' was ok and all but not "my cup of tea". It's slow paced and the straight-to-video look didn't max the feeling of it all. For those who wanna be scared and see some stuff that'll give you nightmares or keep your light on, 'Ju-on' is a sure bet.
    Jani H Super Reviewer
  • Jun 17, 2010
    Since there is no official Flixster page for Shimizu's most famous supernatural Japanese flick, Ju-On (2002), and because of people's general confusion with the two reboots of the same horror franchise by the same director (wtf!), I choose this page to write my comment on the first film of the first reboot. That means, when I get to see THIS direct-to-video release, I'll be doomed. Meanwhile, Shimizu's first watchable effort is surely a scary film, but does not escape the general category of "formulaic supernatural filmmaking". Ju-On is not only inspired by the huge success that films like Ringu had, but also by the box office obtainings of remakes and concept popularization. Yet, it is a creepy watch, and provides a hell of an entertaining night; however, there are offerings of greater quality, starting with Honogurai mizu no soko kara (released the same year) and Shutter (2004). 56/100
    Edgar C Super Reviewer

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