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Plot: An American nurse living and working in Tokyo is exposed to a mysterious supernatural curse, one that locks a person in a powerful rage before claiming their life and spreading to another victim.
Runtime: 91 mins Release Date: 22 Oct 2004
I went to this movie expecting an artsy scary film. What I got was scare after scare. It's a horror film at it's core. It's not dull like other horror films where a haunted house just has ghosts and gore. This film doesn't even show you the majority of the deaths it shows the fear of the characters. I think one of the best things about the concept where it's not just the house thats haunted its whoever goes into the house. They become haunted no matter where they are. Office buildings, police stations, hotel rooms... etc. After reading some of the external reviews I am <more>
really surprised that critics didn't like this film. I am going to see it again this week and am excited about it.I gave this film 10 stars because it did what a horror film should. It scared the s**t out of me.
Massive multiple chills down the spine! I'm surprised there's people who didn't like it! I saw it at 10 o'clock in the morning and still got scared stiff! And I've seen hundreds of thrillers/horror movies! For crying out loud,I'm 22!!! I mean, OK, voice acting, not particularly good, probably even b-movie-ish. But the genuine look of terror, the sound effects, the flow! From the very start, hitting you again and again with relentless, unforgiving, terrorising scenes! So many clichés yet none fails to surprise/scare! You know it's coming, it's coming, it's <more>
coming, BOO! and you still jump off the chair. Grab a pillow and a blanket, call your closest friend over and do not watch it at night! Hats off to the Japanese!
I'm writing this after seeing The Grudge on multiple times. I must say I've seen it first in a Sunday morning at 3am, and I must say that, since that fateful morning, like 3 weeks ago, I've remained paranoid of dark corners in my room. The movie is about an American couple that moved in Japan for study. They are confronted with a "slight" problem when Karen Sarah Michelle Gellar fills in for Yoko from the Social Care Center she was working for. She unwittingly steps into a cursed house that holds dark secrets. The movie is a frightfest that reaches in the depths of <more>
your mind as sure as a surgeon's blade cuts on the line, leaving you so much as 2 minutes of "breath-catching" time. Very nicely made, the actors have been up to my expectations, and the "badguy" is the scariest thing to be caught on camera... I've had a perverse pleasure after viewing the movie, in the sense that I swore to god I wouldn't watch another movie if they'll come out with a sequel...but I enjoyed the experience it provided; it's not that I'm a scaredy cat... it's just that I'm afraid I won't live through it. My advice is don't watch it just so you know you've watched it, watch it in such a manner so you "feel" everything this little "gem" has to offer
I was terrified during this great movie! (by Doby)
This is what I wrote to some friends earlier:HOLY CRAP, The Grudge is, honest to God, one of the scariest films I've ever seen! I am either getting very soft in my old age, or Sam Raimi and Ghost Pictures did a KICK A** job! Can't wait for Boogeyman! I was very scared sitting in the dark theater and wished I had someone, anyone, sitting next to me except the protagonist in Grudge. I saw the movie by myself. I swear, there were many many jump scenes that were NOT expected! I felt foolish but my nerves did not care! I was on edge the entire movie, from the opening credits, and the <more>
music was fantastically scary. I keep thinking of that sound, though, and I DO NOT LIKE IT!I actually gasped aloud a few times, and cried, "oh" at one scene!! Oh, yeah, I even half-covered my eyes a few times! Word to the wise, though: I thought some of the scenes were a little psychotic. My DH hated Event Horizon and thought whoever wrote it was sick and psycho, but I don't remember the movie so can't compare.I can't say I "enjoyed" this movie b/c I was terrified, but it was very very good and scary. The ending scene, too...whoa! For being a 32-year-old-mommy, I think I may have nightmares from this movie, especially because of that sound. Please get out of my head ; In summary, this is not a slasher flick like I grew up with Jason, Freddy . This is a most-of-the-time spooky movie. Perfect for Halloween.Two great trailers for this movie were Boogeyman and The Ring 2!!
Just as good as the Japanese films but with an ending rant against remakes of foreign films (by BrandtSponseller)
Karen Sarah Michelle Gellar , an exchange student in Japan who is just beginning to do some social work, is sent to aid an elderly semi-catatonic woman, Emma Grace Zabriskie , after her previous caretaker, Yoko Yoko Maki , disappears. Karen soon learns that something is not right in Emma's home, and she attempts to "see how deep the rabbit hole goes".Maybe it's a delayed influence from the success of M. Night Shyamalan's films, but slower-paced, understated horror films are a recent trend. In some cases, such as Hide and Seek 2005 , the approach works remarkably <more>
well, and in others, such as White Noise 2005 , the pacing tends to kill the film. I didn't like The Grudge quite as much as Hide and Seek, but this is still a very good film--it earns a 9 out of 10 from me.The Grudge has a couple significant differences from other recent examples of that trend, however. One, it is well known that this is a remake based on the Japanese film series that began with Ju-On 2000 in particular, it's extremely close to the first half of Ju-On: The Grudge, aka Ju-On 3, from 2003 . Two, as with many Japanese horror films, the slower pacing here isn't so much in the realm of realist drama as with surrealism. As is also the case with a large percentage of European horror, The Grudge should be looked at more as a filmed nightmare.Director Takashi Shimizu, also the director of the five Japanese entries in the Ju-On series to date the fifth is currently in production , and writer Stephen Susco have largely dispensed with linearity and are not overly concerned with logic or plot holes when it comes to the horror behind the story. The idea instead is to present a dreamlike sequence of scenes, with dream logic, where the focus is atmosphere, creepiness, the uncanny, and for many viewers--scares. How well the film works for you will largely depend on how well you can adapt yourself to, or are used to, this different approach to film-making although admittedly, some of the seeming gaps are filled in by previous entries in the Ju-On series . Traditionally, American audiences consider as flaws leaving plot threads hanging and abandoning "rules" for the "monster". A more poetic, metaphorical, surreal approach to film isn't yet accepted by the mainstream in the U.S.However, even if you're not used to it, it's worth trying to suspend your normal preconceptions about films and give The Grudge a shot. This is a well written, well directed, well acted film, filled with unusual properties, such as the story interweaving a large number of "main characters" which is done better here than the more episodic Ju-On 3 , good cinematography, subtle production design touches check out Gellar's clothes, which match the color and texture of the exterior of Emma's house, when Gellar first approaches , and beautifully effective horror material.Even though it is more slowly paced that your average horror film of the past, the pacing usually enhances the eeriness, and there is no shortage of bizarre events to keep horror fans entertained. The supernatural premise of the film is absorbing, and based on interviews on the DVD with Shimizu, have prodded me to pay more attention to Japanese beliefs and folklore. Although the most interesting subtexts would probably arise with a more intimate knowledge of Japanese culture, it's interesting to ponder why so many Japanese horror films feature scary children and adults who look like scary children.I subtracted one point for the film slightly veering into clichéd mystery/thriller territory with a "here's what really happened" flashback, but even that was fairly well done, and otherwise, this would have been a 10 out of 10.Now that I've said all of the above, let me finish with a mini-rant: It's not that I'm anti-remake, but it is ridiculous that U.S. distributors and studios feel that we need remakes of foreign films to make them appropriate for consumption. The original versions of these films should just be playing in U.S. theaters in wide release. There is no need to present an almost identical film but just substituting white American actors for non-white or foreign actors. Yes, The Grudge is a fine film, but ultimately, I'd rather see something original using this talent, and be treated to the latest foreign horror films--not just Japanese, but also Indian, Spanish, Chinese, etc.--at my multiplex. In the hope that someone with some pull at the studios reads this, it is also more cost-effective to do this, as 1 you can completely avoid production costs, and simply make domestic distribution deals from which you receive profit, and 2 you can make money off of fans like myself who otherwise pick up the foreign film DVDs in foreign manufactured or even bootleg versions.
It never forgets...neither will I! (by boyinflares)
Omigosh, this is seriously the scariest movie i have ever, ever seen. To say that i love horror movies would be an understatement, and i have seen heaps considering the limited availability in New Zealand, that's quite a lot , but never before have i had to sleep with the light on...until i saw The Grudge.Some may say that it is a rip off of The Ring both based on Japanese horror movies , both similar yet different story lines, but the Grudge holds its own as a terrifying movie - seeing at at the cinema, i even screamed at a certain point in the movie.The acting is great, particularly <more>
from the supporting characters - KaDee Strickland is fantastic and steals the show, she is such an enthusiastic person. Jason Behr is a real hottie, and William Mapother looks like he is having fun. However, while i am normally a fan of Clea DuVall's, she doesn't really seem into this movie. Of the supporting characters, hers probably got the most depth and back story, but she doesn't seem like she is all there. As for Sarah Michelle Gellar, well, she stays about the same through all her films and roles doesn't she? The ghosts were genuinely scary, the music and sound effects were chilling particularly the noise being made when KaDee Strickland's character answered the phone in her apartment , the ending was cool too.Super highly recommended. 9/10
The Grudge, a horror movie based on the Japanese original but starring Americans. Now usually this genre and these types of films never work. However by keeping the original director of the film this film works. Based on the premise of restless spirits and curses this could have easily turned into a cheesy or over the top horror film. However due to surprises and sounds that are not common for American moviegoers it works. What also helps is that the way the story is laid out in fragment and the audience has to put the pieces together. It is not in a linear fashion. The acting was really good <more>
on all accounts with genuine performances by Sarah Michelle Gellar. Plenty of disturbing images and scares thrown in. The DVD contains several extras and previews. This is a good quality movie that I would recommend.Grade: B
A bit like "Ring", but a tad more creepy...the story however could have used some work. (by Aaron1375)
For the most part I liked this movie...it was a film with many creepy images and quite a few killings as well. Still though the story just was not up to "The Ring's" story. In this movie there really is no motivation for the killings to occur they say things about rage and despair, but the only one who would have felt that really was not part of the supernatural side of the movie. Still though it was entertaining enough and I love the fact it was set in Japan. It also makes me want to see the Japanese version as I know it will be better as this one was probably Americanized <more>
quite a lot. I preferred "Ringu" to "Ring" also. All in all though I enjoyed it, though I wished they would just release the Japanese versions here. Also, there is one part of the movie where one woman is having a hard time finding here way around Japan and I found this a little hard to believe. Many Japanese are rather good at English if not fluent and many things there are written in both English and Japanese I notice this when watching other movies from there .
Much better than I thought it would be. (by Rooster99)
This was great. When I saw the Japanese version first, it was probably the scariest movie I had ever seen. It was not blood and guts, it was eerie, atmospheric and terrifying. When the mother ghost lent over the bed in the Japanese version, I nearly had a heart attack... I was concerned that the American version would be watered down, and that Buffy would take away from the dark creepy nuances of the original version. I needn't have been concerned. The makers of this movie wisely kept the same Japanese people who were involved with the original movie on hand, and gave the direction of the <more>
movie to the same man. They also set it in Japan in the same location, in the same house. In fact, the Japanese director took pains to remake the same movie as it was in the original, the only difference was the casting of American actors. That actually turned into a benefit as it added the element of "Strangers in a Strange Land" to the overall horror. Not only were they being haunted by an absolutely terrifying and relentless ghost, but they were also stuck in a completely foreign land, having difficulty integrating into society. It just added to the overall anxiety built into the movie and I thought it was an excellent touch.Buffy actually does a very good job. She looks vulnerable and is able to convey her fear well. There are none of the smart aleck remarks that are so common to American horror movies, or one liners that detract from the overall darkness and horror of the characters' situation. In fact, it was easily as good as The Ring which I also thoroughly enjoyed. I hope the future of American horror follows more closely the Japanese New Wave of horror started with the incredible success of Ringu. We are finally getting movies that actually can be categorized as "Horror"!! 8/10