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Grudge, The (2004)

It never forgives. It never forgets.

Original Title : The Grudge
Director : Takashi Shimizu
Writer : Takashi Shimizu
Stephen Susco
Genre : Horror
Thriller/Mystery
Country : Japan
Language : English
Producer : Doug Davison , Joseph Drake , Aubrey Henderson , Takashige Ichise , Nathan Kahane , Michael Kirk , Roy Lee , Carsten H.W. Lorenz , Sam Raimi , Shintaro Shimosawa , Robert G. Tapert
Music : Christopher Young
Photography : Lukas Ettlin
Hideo Yamamoto
MPAA Rating : Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material, disturbing images/terror/violence, and some sensuality.
IMDB ID : 0391198
Official site : http://www.sonypictures.com/movies/thegrudge/site/
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poster for "Grudge, The" by Takashi Shimizu (2004)
Grudge, The (2004) - Takashi Shimizu
 

Starring

┬Sarah Michelle Gellar Karen
┬Jason Behr Doug
┬William Mapother Matthew
┬Clea DuVall Jennifer
┬KaDee Strickland Susan
┬Grace Zabriskie Emma
┬Bill Pullman Peter
┬Rosa Blasi Maria
┬Ted Raimi Alex
┬Ryo Ishibashi Nakagawa
┬Yoko Maki Yoko
┬Yuya Ozeki Toshio
┬Takako Fuji Kayako
┬Takashi Matsuyama Takeo
┬Hiroshi Matsunaga Igarashi
┬Hajime Okayama Suzuki
┬Yoshiyuki Morishita Guard
┬Kazuyuki Tsumura Peter's Co-Worker
┬Taiki Kobayashi Policeman
┬Junko Koizumi Mother
┬Nanna Koizumi Daughter (as Nana Koizumi
┬Y├┤ichi Okamura Restaurant Manager
┬Eiji ├öki Morgue Detective
┬Katsuhiro Oyama Morgue Doctor
┬Jotaro Kitamura Policeman (uncredited
┬Courtney Webb Sick girl (uncredited
 

Plot

Karen Davis is a woman residing in Japan with her boyfriend, who is studying there. Temporarily assigned to be caretaker for a woman with severe sleeping disorder, Karen goes to the patient's house. What she finds is something she would never expect. The house is plagued by the presence of murderous ghosts, the result of a curse. The curse is born from someone dying in a powerful rage. Now, Karen finds herself being tormented by that curse, as it eventually starts claiming it's victims.
 

Comments

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 really surprised that critics didn't like this film. I am going to see it again this week and am excited about it.