The Grudge

The Grudge

Sarah Michelle Gellar
Director: Takashi Shimizu Cast: Sarah Michelle Gellar
Sarah Michelle Gellar
, Jason Behr
Jason Behr
, William Mapother
William Mapother
Takashi Shimizu
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This American remake of director Takashi Shimizu's popular Japanese movie franchise The Grudge puts Buffy the Vampire Slayer alumna Sarah Michelle Gellar back into the line of supernatural fire. When Karen (Gellar), an American student working with a Japanese health center for college credit, comes across a mysterious curse, she quickly finds herself embroiled in a fight for her own sanity, and, ultimately, her very survival. Known as a "grudge," the curse was born inside of a house after its inhabitants died while consumed by rage -- according to legend, the curse touches all who come into contact with it, and will torment those unlucky individuals until they, too, become part of the grudge . Each time the curse finds a new victim, it is, in a sense, reborn, and will continue on its path unless Karen can free herself from its control over her. This version of The Grudge is also directed by Shimizu, and features Jason Behr, Clea DuVall, Kadee Strickland, William Mapother, and Bill Pullman in supporting roles. ~ Tracie Cooper

Product Details

Release Date: 02/01/2005
UPC: 0043396062597
Original Release: 2004
Rating: PG-13
Source: Sony Pictures

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sarah Michelle Gellar Karen
Jason Behr Doug
William Mapother Matthew
Clea DuVall Jennifer
KaDee Strickland Susan
Bill Pullman Peter
Grace Zabriskie Emma
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
Jotaro Kitamura Policeman
Taigi Kobayashi Policeman
Junko Koizumi Mother
Nana Koizumi Daughter
Yoichi Okamura Restaurant Manager

Technical Credits
Takashi Shimizu Director
Masanori Adachi Asst. Director
Chiho Asada Translator
Nancy Nayor Battino Casting
Jeff Betancourt Editor
Hiroshi Chono Asst. Director
Shawn-Holly Cookson Costumes/Costume Designer
Doug Davison Executive Producer
Kayoko K. Dietsche Translator
Joe Drake Executive Producer
Shunsuke Gondo Stunts
Andrew Heinbold Animator
Steven Heinbold Animator
Aubrey Henderson Co-producer
Miho Hohjoh Translator
Kaori Ichijyo Stunts
Takashige Ichise Producer
Nathan Kahane Executive Producer
Kiyoshi Kakizawa Sound Mixer
Sayuri Kanamori Translator
Katsumi Kaneda Set Decoration/Design
Reiko Kato Translator
Michael Kirk Co-producer
Carsten H.W. Lorenz Executive Producer
Kelly Martin-Wagner Casting
Yuichi Matsui Makeup Special Effects
Noriyuki Mizuguichi Cinematographer
Sachie Munemura Makeup
Jane O'Kane Makeup
Katsuhiro Ogawa Production Manager
Sam Raimi Producer
Roy Lee Executive Producer
Iwao Saito Production Designer
Shintaro Shimosawa Co-producer
Stephen Susco Screenwriter
Robert Tapert Producer
Masashi Yamaguchi Casting
Hideo Yamamoto Cinematographer
Kyoko Yauchi Art Director
Kazuhiko Yokono Sound Mixer
Christopher Young Score Composer

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The Grudge 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 30 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This film is a very sad affair. The makeup was lacking and completely unispired. Sure, audiences have seen their share of pale, sinewy, and veiny ghouls that vibrate across walls and floors. It was scary for a time and is still downright creepy. However, these ghouls are of a plainer variety and make dry, choking sounds as if in need of a cool beverage. That or they meow like a cat. I get the symbolizm, it is simple enough for a child to comprehend, but whether or not one gets the concept is hardly the point. The point of this film is to shock, to scare, to frighten. All it achieves from this end though is a few giggles each time I see that long, black-haired clown pop her head out of closets or other random compartments. If you are easily scared by silly and pretentious makeup then by all means buy this. Then, to really top off your AMAZING movie collection you can buy a copy of Gigli.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this movie was scary but not as scary as 'the ring'. a few parts made me jump but overall it was kind of pointless.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really liked this movie despite what other people told me about this movie. It could have been a lot scarier, but it hit the spot.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is a really great i never wanna go in my attic or leave my closet door open at nite agin!
Guest More than 1 year ago
scared the you know what out of my girlfriend and me, she was almost literally climbing up the back of the seat in the theater or hiding in my'll think about it when you try to go sleep, made the hair stand up on the back of my neck, still does just thinking about it...
Guest More than 1 year ago
I first heard about the original Ju On Film then went to see The Grudge and it reminded me of the Ring because of how the character called Kayako looked especially with the trade mark of the long dark hair covering the face from how it was in the Ring's character Sadako. Basically its the same story from the original about a murder that triggers events leading to a curse that surrounds who ever enters the house and the main character tries to end the spirit's reign of terror. Thought it tends to be compared with The Ring which was also a good movie in its own right. Either way I recommend this movie to whomever has seend Ju On or is just starting to get into this type of movie genre.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this movie made me jump and scream. good thing i didn't see this in the movie theatre! i think this is probably one of the best thriller movies i've ever seen, only because it really scared the daylights outta me.
Guest More than 1 year ago
'The Grudge' was another movie like the 'The Ring' but the latter was better. Shimizu tried to bring the Americanized version for English-speaking people, but it ended up becoming a cross between 'The Ring' and 'The Amityville Horror'.I think I would have enjoyed the Japanese version better called 'Ju-on'.Even though I do not speak Japanese, I heard that their kind of horror is psychological, like 'The Ring' because it gives the same theme: if anyone dies in powerful rage, a curse is born. 'The Grudge' has some scary moments, but it would be better to watch it on DVD, whether bought or rented. Heather M. Gittens
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have seen the movie three times and each time I freak out over it. I love the anticipation of what you know will happen but in the end it makes you jump out of your skin anyway. The hair all over my skin stayed on end the whole movie. Very scary!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The movie was just as good as 'The Ring',but better.It wasn't the story that scared me, but the way they filmed it. I loved it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie was okay, just not as good as 'The Ring'. I went to this movie in the theater, because I heard it was supposed to be the most terrifying movie since 'The Ring'. But it really wasn't all that scary. All in all, I would have to say that this was an okay movie.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Grudge was scary, made me turn pale at couple scens but if you want a scary movie rent Ju-on. Which is the original grudge from Japan, and if you still want more Japan released Ju-on 2. The only set back is that ju-on is subtitled. Not a problem really, it comes in handy at those chilling parts. You can concentrate on the subtitles when a feaky part comes up.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great example of if it's not broke don't fix it. The Japanese version of this movie is much better then the American remake. Sarah Michelle Gellar didn't do a bad job in this movie, but I think the movie, in this case, would have gained from using a no-name actress.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i didn't like this movie at all. if you're looking for thriller and horror, this is the movie to see.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Grugde was not just one of the most,but THE most terrifying movie I have ever seen in my entire life! And when I say this I am not exaggerating. Me and my sister never get scared when it comes to these type of movies but I must admit that The Grudge got me.Not saying that I won't watch it again but...If you want to be more than scared,more than terrified,The Grudge is it! I give it five stars all the way.It should do more than keep your light on...'cause it can't get more scarier than that!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Grudge is about a care worker helping a woman in a house with a violent past. Learning evil sins were committed in the home, she faces a supernatural evil that never dies, but spreads like a deadly virus. The acting was awesome, thumbs up SMG and Jason Behr. The movie was chilling and scary, and I jumped over 4 times in the movies. Good suspenseful music and good chills and thrills, but the movie can be slow at some parts, and confusing. Acting: 9 A- 91 Jumps: 10 A+ 100 Plot: 10 A- 91 OVERALL: 94
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie had some really creepy parts, but overall it was slow paced and boring.
Guest More than 1 year ago
For awile now, scary movies have been about gore, and a man that always seems to catch up to his victims just by walking. Luckily the Grudge brings a different side to horror. Sarah Michelle Gellar makes the character more believable, and has the ability to cry at the snap of a finger. The storyline is awesome, and the way the curse beganis great.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie was all around good but I just didn't get scared of it like I did with movies like Rosmary's Baby and The Exorcist(which I also reveiwed). The movie was a japanese horror film which does answer some of my questions. I can see why it was called the Grudge because of it's plot. The girl who liked this guy but she was married to this big creep. And her son who was drowed by hid dad. The dad then found out and killed the mother. I just don't see why Sarah Michele Geller got thrown in it all. Maybe it was because she opened that closet door but the director should have made that pronounced. So, yeah, good movie.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was the scariest movie I have ever seen. Not only that, but it was fun and entertaining. Sarah Michelle Gellar's character is a young social work student who has followed her boyfriend to Japan where he is working. She is sent to the house of an American family in place of the usual care-taker. The house is littered with garbage and the woman- who is practically comatose- is left alone. Sarah's character later discovers the horrible history of the house.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
The Grudge is a really good movie, but Ju-On is better. It has more detail and is scarier. Both are worth buying though...