PG-13 | | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
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.
A sequel (which became The Grudge 2 (2006)) was greenlit on the Monday after the surprise success of the first weekend's box office of more than $39 million.
Good morning. Peter? Are you OK? You're up early today.
When Karen is walking outside with Doug after they wake up together, Doug is wearing a shawl. In the subsequent shots he isn't wearing it any more.
Two slightly different versions of the film were used for test screenings. One was R-rated, while the other was rated PG-13. The PG-13 cut, which had toned down some of the disturbing images, tested better with screeners.
$39,128,715 (USA) (24 October 2004)
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