October 6th 2011 03:08
Director: Takashi Shimizu
Screenplay: Takashi Shimizu (original title: Ju-on)
Sub-genre tags: haunted house, ghosts, supernatural
Logline: A social worker visiting a family is cursed by the vengeful spectres of a murdered woman and her young son who haunt the house and beyond.
Core cast: Megumi Okina (Rika), Misaki Ito (Hitomi), Misa Uehara (Izumi), Takako Fuji (Kayako), Yuya Ozeki (Toshio)
Memorable moment: After hanging over the bed head, Kayako then appears in the darkness under the bed covers.
Curious Facts: The Grudge is actually the third in the Ju-on series. The first two (Ju-on: The Curse and Ju-on: The Curse 2) were made for japanese television. Ju-on is "the curse of one who dies in a powerful rage. It gathers and takes effect in the places where that person was alive. Those who encounter its energy die, and a new curse is born."
Blood & gore: low
Fear factor and/or frights: high
Likelihood of bad dreams (disturbing content): medium
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