Ju-On: The Grudge Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 3149

Average Rating: 2.7/4

# of Ratings: 114

Theatrical Release Date: 07/23/2004

Language: Japanese

Genre: Horror, Mystery

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Takashi Shimizu

Actors: Megumi Okina, Misaki Ito, Misa Uehara, Yui Ichikawa, Kanji Tsuda, Kayako Shibata

Plot: A house with a violent past curses anyone who steps inside.

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3/4

Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 04/05/2020

Despite the confusing time jumps and underwhelming ending, "Ju-On" is a startling and fresh take on the haunted house trope.

Rating of
3/4

Matthew Brady - wrote on 04/01/2014

The story is about a house with a violent past curses anyone who steps inside. This movie scared me so much that it made me want to sleep with the light at night before bed.

Rating of
3/4

Daniel Corleone - wrote on 12/03/2011

I vividly remember watching this in a theater and the crowd was really into it. So many horrific and surprising scenes. A story of Rika is a volunteer social worker with the revelation of the sinister Takeo Saeki, the killer of Kayako, and the source of the Grudge. It has a well written mysterious plot, terrifying score and amazing performances all throughout. The Grudge is a well made horror near as good as the original Ring.

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Yojimbo - wrote on 12/17/2011

The vengeful spirits of murder victims terrorize anyone who dares to enter the house that was the scene of their deaths. Ju On was one of the first J Horrors that broke the international mainstream (along with Ringu) and although it feels a lot less fresh and unique now than it did at the time thanks to the formula being milked dry by a generation of copycats, it still stands up as one of the best. It does have its flaws; there's little in the way of plot, the cast are adequate but not remarkable and the cinematography is a little too bright and sterile for the subject matter. What makes the film is the director's ability to play on images that seem to plug directly into the fear centre of the brain, making it feel as if the characters are never safe no matter where they are and, in …

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