• The Grudge (2004)

The Grudge

Release Date: October 22nd, 2004

DVD Release Date: February 1st, 2005

PG-13 |1 hr 30 min

Plot Summary

Matthew Williams (William Mapother), his wife, Jennifer (Clea DuVall), and mother, Emma (Grace Zabriskie), are Americans making a new life in Tokyo. Together they move into a house that has been the site of supernatural occurrences in the past, and it isn't long before their new home begins terrorizing the Williams family as well. The house, as it turns out, is the site of a curse that lingers in a specific place and claims the lives of anyone that comes near.

Cast: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jason Behr, William Mapother, Clea Duvall, Kadee Strickland, Grace Zabriskie, Bill Pullman, Rosa Blasi

Director: Takashi Shimizu

Genres: Thriller , Horror

Production Co: Ghost House Pictures, Senator International

Distributors: Sony Pictures Entertainment

Keywords: Escape, Mother, Death, House, Husband, Mystery, 2000s, Suspenseful, Family, Wife

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Slightly less frightening than the original, but it's still a scary psycho-horror that effectively replicates its bleak and crisp shocks. show more

  • 75
    Chris KaltenbachBaltimore Sun

    The only character with any personality in The Grudge is a Tokyo house, but not to worry - it's got enough mean in it to keep any horror movie afloat. show more

  • 75
    Robert K. ElderChicago Tribune

    A master of atmosphere, Japanese director Takashi Shimizu leads his audience along on a celluloid leash to his pitch-black attic of horror, inviting each hair on the back of your neck to stand up. show more

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