This American remake of director Takashi Shimizu's popular Japanese movie franchise The Grudge puts Buffy the Vampire Slayer alumna Sarah Michelle Gellar back into the line of supernatural fire. When Karen (Gellar), an American student working with a Japanese health center for college credit, comes across a mysterious curse, she quickly finds herself embroiled in a fight for her own sanity, and, ultimately, her very survival. Known as a "grudge," the curse was born inside of a house after its inhabitants died while consumed by rage -- according to legend, the curse touches all who come into contact with it, and will torment those unlucky individuals until they, too, become part of the grudge . Each time the curse finds a new victim, it is, in a sense, reborn, and will continue on its path unless Karen can free herself from its control over her. This version of The Grudge is also directed by Shimizu, and features Jason Behr, Clea DuVall, Kadee Strickland, William Mapother, and Bill Pullman in supporting roles.
- MPAA Rating: PG-13
- Genre(s): Drama,Horror
- Run Time: 90min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 10/22/2004
- DVD Release Date: 02/01/2005
- Distributor(s): Sony
Sarah Michelle Gellar
- Themes: Ghosts
- Tone: Eerie,Gloomy,Goth,Menacing,Stylized
American [nationality], Japan, curse, ghost, haunted-house, nurse, social-worker, supernatural-forces
- Country of Origin: USA (10-22-2004)
- Language: English