American expatriates move into a Japanese home and inherit its deadly curse.
Production Year: 2004
March 12, 2012 01:30 (KSA) ~ March 12, 2012 00:30 (CLT)
Japanese housewife Kayako (Takako Fuji) is a student infatuated with her American professor, Peter Kirk (Bill Pullman). She writes him anonymous, seemingly harmless love letters; but when Kayako's husband, Takeo (Takashi Matsuyama)finds them, he kills his wife in anger. When his son, Toshio (YuyaOzeki)tries to intervene Takeo kills him as well, evoking Ju-on: a curse that manifests itself when a violent death occurs.
Takeo, Kayako, and Toshio now inhabit the home as spirits. A family of American expatriates moves in following the murders, who will inevitably face Ju-on themselves.
The Grudge was nominated for an MTV Movie Award and four Teen Choice Awards. With a modest $10 million budget, the picture earned an impressive $187 million at the box office.
Directed by: Takashi Shimizu
- Sarah Michelle Gellar
- Jason Behr
- KaDee Strickland