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Ju-on: The Grudge (2003)





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When Nishina Rika (Megumi Okina), a volunteer home care worker, steps inside the house of a bed-ridden patient, she happens upon a bizarre ghostly presence behind a door that had been sealed shut with duct tape. Inadvertently, Nishina releases a mysterious evil force, and soon learns that a series of people who have entered the house went permanently missing shortly afterward. Eventually, Nishina's investigation leads to the strange story of Izumi Toyama (Misa Uehara), a former detective who handled the case of a man who had murdered his wife in the infamous house. In addition to fearing that she may be the house's next victim, Nishina is worried that the spirit is determined to leave its confines and murder Izumi.

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Megumi Okina
as Rika Nishina
Kayoko Shibata
as Mariko Nishina
Misaki Ito
as Hitomi Tokunaga
Kanji Tsuda
as Katsuya Tokunaga
Chikako Isomura
as Sachie Tokunaga
Yoji Tanaka
as Yuuji Toyama
Misa Uehara
as Izumi Toyama
Aki Fujii
as Yoko Toyama
Yui Ichikawa
as Chiharu
Takashi Matsuyama
as Saeki Takeo
Yuya Ozeki
as Toshio Taeki
Takako Fuji
as Kayako Taeki
Daisuke Honda
as Detective Igarashi
Hirokazu Inoue
as Detective Nakagawa
Tomomi Kobayashi
as Izumi as a Child
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Critic Reviews for Ju-on: The Grudge

All Critics (3)

it is this deep-seated irrationality which will continue haunting the corridors, closets and attics of your mind long after you have recovered from the peculiar horror of a boy emitting the shrieking meow of a cat.

June 1, 2020 | Full Review…

...filmmaker Takashi Shimizu generally proves unable to sustain the viewer's interest for more than a few minutes at a time...

January 22, 2020 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

A contemporary horror masterpiece.

April 13, 2014 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Ju-on: The Grudge

Despite its fragmented, diffuse structure and obvious lack of a narrative center, this competent Japanese horror movie manages to create an oppressive atmosphere with an intriguing mystery that can be pretty disturbing sometimes, even if some of it also falls flat.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer


Arguably one of the scariest J-Horror movies ever made. While it's light on story, it works almost completely on a visceral level. The images are just downright creepy.

Edward Boxler
Edward Boxler

Super Reviewer


This was so boring. Inventive and innovative on the style of scares it delivers, but I DIDN'T get scared.

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