• Publication date: September 12, 2009

The Grudge

American expatriates move into a Japanese home and inherit its deadly curse.

Program data

Duration: 90

Production Year: 2004

MBC 2:

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

 

Starring:

  • Sarah Michelle Gellar
  • Jason Behr
  • KaDee Strickland