The Grudge (2004)

PG-13   |    |  Horror, Mystery, Thriller


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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.


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16 July 2005 | claudio_carvalho
6
| A Different Haunted House Movie
In Tokyo, when the American student Karen Davis (Sarah Michelle Gellar) is called by a Japanese social support agency to replace her Japanese colleague Yoko (Yoko Maki) in the assistance of the American sick woman Emma (Grace Zabriskie), she realizes that something supernatural lives in the huge house. Inspector Nakagawa (Ryo Ishibashi) investigates a series of deaths of visitors of the subjected house, and based on a Japanese belief, he convinces himself that the place is cursed.

"The Grudge" is a different movie of haunted house. I have not had the chance to see the original "Ju-on: The Grudge" yet, but this story is much related to Japanese culture. The beginning of the film makes reference to a Japanese saying about rage, which is unknown in Western cultures. The non-linear screenplay works reasonably, but could be better and better. It gives me the impression that something is missing to be a great movie. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "O Grito" ("The Scream")

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Release Date:

22 October 2004

Language

English, Japanese


Country of Origin

USA, Japan

Filming Locations

Aoyama, Tokyo, Japan

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$39,128,715 24 October 2004

Gross USA:

$110,359,362

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$187,281,115

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