Three interwoven stories about a terrible curse. A young woman encounters a malevolent supernatural force while searching for her missing sister in Tokyo; a mean high school prank goes horribly wrong; a woman with a deadly secret moves into a Chicago apartment building.
Karen Davis, an American Nurse, moves to Tokyo and encounters a supernatural spirit who is vengeful and often possesses its victims. A series of horrifying and mysterious deaths start to occur, with the spirit passing its curse onto each victim. Karen must now find away to break this spell, before she becomes its next victim. Written by
On their way to the graveyard, Karen and Doug pass three schoolgirls on the street, a reference to Izumi and her friends, Chiharu and Miyuki, from the original Ju-on: The Grudge (2002). See more »
At the end, before Karen enters the morgue, she has a lot of blood and bruises in her face. Seconds later, inside the room, she appears with less blood than before, especially on the right side of her face. See more »
Good morning. Peter? Are you OK? You're up early today.
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If you've seen the Japanese originals, you've already seen this film.
This review is really a word of warning, if you've seen any of the
earlier Japanese versions of this story you've seen this movie before.
If you've seen all four of the earlier films, you've really seen
everything (except the frightening opening with Bill Pullman) and you'd
best wait for home video.
I understand that the film makers wanted to make sure that this film
worked and made them money, so they repeated what worked, even casting
the same Japanese actors for the kid and other roles; but it would have
been nice if they had done more that was new beyond the opening
This isn't to say that the film is bad, its not, rather, its just that
unless you're walking in to the film fresh odds are you're going to be
like me and know what each five or ten minutes is going to bring
because of the set up of the sequence.
For me it was a 6 out of 10, for fresh eyes probably higher.
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