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Ju-on: The Grudge (2002)

Ju-on (original title)
A mysterious and vengeful spirit marks and pursues anybody who dares enter the house in which it resides.

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Cast

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Hitomi Tokunaga
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Yui Ichikawa ...
Chiharu
Kanji Tsuda ...
Katsuya Tokunaga
Kayoko Shibata ...
Mariko
Yukako Kukuri ...
Miyuki
Shuri Matsuda ...
Kazumi Tokunaga
Yôji Tanaka ...
Yûji Tôyama
Yoshiyuki Morishita ...
Keibiin
Hideo Sakaki ...
Fukushi Sentâ Jimuin
Takashi Matsuyama ...
Takeo Saeki
Yuya Ozeki ...
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Chikara Ishikura ...
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Storyline

In Japan, when the volunteer social assistant Rika Nishina is assigned to visit a family, she is cursed and chased by two revengeful fiends: Kayako, a woman brutally murdered by her husband and her son Toshio. Each person that lives in or visits the haunted house is murdered or disappears. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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When a grudge from the dead passes to the living - Who is safe?

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Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some disturbing images | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 January 2003 (Japan)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,032, 30 July 2004, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$325,661, 5 December 2004
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Trivia

It took 2 hours to apply the white makeup to Takako Fuji and Yuya Ozeki in order for them to play their ghostly incarnations of their characters. See more »

Goofs

When Rika wakes up in bed to a room full of yowling black cats, several of the cats are obviously statues. Some of them are even clearly replicas of the same statue. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Hirohashi: Thanks for the effort.
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Connections

Referenced in Comedy Central Presents: Steve Byrne (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Kagi ga akanai
Music by Hiroyuki Hamamoto
Lyrics by Kei Noguchi
Performed by Suitei Shôjo
Courtesy of Epic Records Japan
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Ow my freakin'god!
23 September 2006 | by See all my reviews

I like to think of myself as a grrrl who is able to handle a lot, when it comes to horror, though I have developed a preference for the more psychological kind...The kind that takes you by the throat and does not let go...

I thought Ring (original) was indescribably scary, especially since I watched it alone, in the dark ,in a deserted house, AND ON VIDEO, these factors definitely added to my level of scariness...The end of that movie, was literally spinechilling and I found myself clutching the blankets and holding on for dear life when in THAT movie happened what happened when it did happen.

Thought that was the scariest movie ever! Nothing could top it, right? Well I could not have been more wrong...

How totally unprepared was I for what was about to come when I popped Ju-on(original version again), in the DVD-player...

Ow my freakin'god, I was so scared through the whole film by the terrifying atmosphere throughout...

And how about the sounds...

When the ending came i was so scared I could hardly breathe, I had the imprints of my nails in the palms of my hands, and could not speak or move...

The aftermath of the movie was me being SO scared I was too chicken to go to the loo...

I checked my closets, and my blanket numerous times,and this went on for months... had nightmares too...and was totally afraid of the dark allover again...like when I was a kid or maybe even moreso...

I have seen a lot, but this one is definitely the most scary,and I do not think I ever wanna see it again...


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