Ju-on: The Grudge (2002)

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A mysterious and vengeful spirit marks and pursues anybody who dares enter the house in which it resides.




  • Yoji Tanaka in Ju-on: The Grudge (2002)
  • Megumi Okina and Takako Fuji in Ju-on: The Grudge (2002)
  • Ju-on: The Grudge (2002)
  • Takako Fuji and Misa Uehara in Ju-on: The Grudge (2002)
  • Takako Fuji in Ju-on: The Grudge (2002)
  • Megumi Okina in Ju-on: The Grudge (2002)

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20 October 2004 | rdekoch
Before the film started, I read some quotes from famous American directors praising the Grudge and calling it one of the most frightening films of all time. I was a little nervous about seeing it, but excited that it had gotten such positive attention from filmmakers. That moment before the film started was much more frightening than anything in the actual film. To be generous, I have to say that some of the attempts to scare the audience are innovative. Sadly, nothing here is scary. I had a really hard time caring and was confused by the disjointed and tangential structure of the film. Sometimes the lack of logic in a horror film can work it's benefit. Not the case here. Seeing this film reminded me of why I hate formulaic slasher films. sure, there are some interesting things here, but nothing really gells. I love Asian horror films in general, but this seemed slight compared to the films of Miike, Nakata, K. Kurosawa and the Pang brothers which are getting easier to find in neighborhood video stores.

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Release Date:

25 January 2003



Country of Origin


Filming Locations

Nerima, Tokyo, Japan

Box Office


$3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,446 25 July 2004

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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