The Grudge

2006-03-30 12:48


The calm facade of a modest house in Tokyo belies the hidden terror within. It is possessed by an ancient and violent curse that attacks all who enter. Known as "The Grudge," this curse causes its victims to die in the grip of a powerful rage. As each victim is claimed a new curse is born - passed like a virus to all those who enter the house in an endless, growing chain of horror.

Karen (Sarah Michelle Gellar) is an exchange student studying social work in Japan who innocently agrees to cover for a nurse who hasn't show up for work. When she enters the assigned home, she discovers an elderly American woman, Emma (Grace Zabriskie), lost in a catatonic state while the rest of the house appears deserted and dishevelled.

As she is tending to the stricken old woman, Karen hears scratching sounds from upstairs. When she investigates, she is faced with a supernatural horror more frightening than she could ever imagine. As people begin to die around her, Karen is pulled into the cycle of horror and learns the secret of the vengeful curse that has taken root in this house.

Now she must stop it before it's too late.

What the critics are saying:

"It's impressively faithful to the Japanese original - if you've not seen that version, prepare yourself for one of the scariest mainstream films in years."
- Jamie Russell, BBCi Film

"The Grudge simply wants to make you wet your pants. Even if it doesn't, you'll still find yourself in the market for a nightlight."
- Robert K. Elder, Chicago Tribune

"The new version is slightly less frightening than the original, but it's still a scary psycho-horror that effectively replicates its bleak and crisp shocks."
- Richard James Havis, Hollywood Reporter

A stylish, creepy and very effective horror film that makes up for its slight lack of logic with a whole string of jump-right-out-of-your-seat scares.

Noelene 2004/12/08 4:13 PM
Resident Evil: Apocalypse Very nice and better than the first one....EXCELLENT! THE VALLEY
Noelene 2004/12/08 4:17 PM
THE VALLEY If you like things that makes you confused than tis movie is for you. Its not a movie that you can foreseen. BRILLIANT THE VALLEY
ben dover 2004/12/08 5:45 PM
the buterfly effect its an awesome movie starring ashton kutcher, its a very confusing and unprecictable movie which will keep u on ur toes. its not scary at all just really freaky. the butterfly effect
mike hunt 2004/12/08 5:51 PM
little black book its a monotonous movie about a chick who tries to find out if her boyfriend is a "cheater", she gets caught up in it and finally it bites her on the ass. a movie directed at women and definitely not men. the village
PO PO PO 2004/12/08 8:38 PM
simone 2004/12/09 11:19 AM
grudgingly good scary finally after all the promises we've been made we get something worth spendin our ticket money on not the best but frightfully&intrigingly close the ring
horror fan 2007/03/04 5:15 PM
the grudge 1 & 2 the grudge 1 is not only a good horror but also the best in years this was worth it but then like all great movies they had to try the part 2 and well it make you understand the reasoning behind the 1 butr also loses the scare part 2 is just not good horror Quality thank you .....------E :-( horror fan
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