|release date||July 23 2004|
|studio||Lions Gate Films|
|starring||Megumi Okina, Misaki Ito, Misa Uehara, Yui Ichikawa, Kanji Tsuda, Kayoko Shibata, Yukako Kukuri|
|trailer 1||Trailer #1|
SynopsisIt looks like a normal, everyday house, but the atmosphere about it is anything but. Something happened here once... no, even now there is a terror here, born of a spirit that possesses this place. The various supernatural experiences undergone by the different owners of the house, unaware of the horrible events that have taken place here, mingle across time, and the true form of the terrifying, invisible "Ju-On" that nests in this house becomes clear...
A film like “Ju-on: The Grudge,” will evoke such a specific,
ingrained reaction from the viewer that it is troubling to attempt to
pin down my own. The infamous Japanese chiller is a nearly plot-less
ghost yarn complete with a creepy kid and a haunted house. Yet there is
no neat resolution or a freeing of troubled spirits at the film’s end.
The tone of the film is depraved, and the ghosts aren’t the type to make
you jump, then laugh. You will stare at the screen in abject terror as
a character with barely any screen-time, someone you hardly know, is
decimated by a black shape. You will close your eyes and see nothing
but a dead face scurrying towards you, her arms propelling her otherwise
lifeless corpse. …Read More