Jabs at it being a copy of The Ring or just another ghost story. The plot is very simple, part of the appeal of the series is how effective such a simple story can be. We have spirits for everything, good and bad. Auf dem Haus lastet ein Fluch aus der Vergangenheit, der früher oder später jeden tötet, der damit zu tun hatte. They aren't haunting in the western sense of seeking revenge they are spirits created from a traumatic event and are fulfilling their job of continuing what they know best. Folks, this is a horror movie. One, it is well known that this is a remake based on the Japanese film series that began with Ju-On 2000 in particular, it's extremely close to the first half of Ju-On: The Grudge, aka Ju-On 3, from 2003.
What I got was scare after scare. Co-stars Jason Behr and Clea Duvall. If you're gonna scream then scream. I felt foolish but my nerves did not care! It's not dull like other horror films where a haunted house just has ghosts and gore. A series of horrifying and mysterious deaths start to occur, with the spirit passing its curse onto each victim.
Karen Davis is an American Nurse moves to Tokyo and encounter a supernatural spirit who is vengeful and often possesses its victims. The Grudge does a great job of keeping you guessing. I saw the movie by myself. I gave this film 10 stars because it did what a horror film should. Watch the movie and pay attention.
Office buildings, police stations, hotel rooms. That spirits that you believe you function alongside daily can also turn it all around and f things up for you. Directed by Takashi Shimizu, who also helmed the original. I went to this movie expecting an artsy scary film. After reading some of the external reviews I am really surprised that critics didn't like this film. Their lives were ended prematurely and under terrible circumstances! Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jason Behr and Clea DuVall.
It isn't magic or hokey pokey. Karen Davis is an American Nurse moves to Tokyo and encounter a supernatural spirit who is vengeful and often possesses its victims. Storyline Karen Davis is an American Nurse moves to Tokyo and encounter a supernatural spirit who is vengeful and often possesses its victims. My dad will tell you that there is a spirit in his coffee mug, a different one then the one in his coffee maker. Please get out of my head ; In summary, this is not a slasher flick like I grew up with Jason, Freddy.
There are a lot of comments floating about complaining about a lack of plot or reason behind characters actions. Hopefully more people will go and see the movie for what it is and not look for Western film theories in an Asian movie. Emotional trauma spirit from the movie likes to cause emotional trauma. Karen must now find away to break this spell, before she becomes its next victim. Mug spirit likes to serve coffee and be cleaned and treated well, its his job kind of. «The Grudge» directed by Takashi Shimizu. Here is what I loved about the movie, ignore everything else I've said and just look for what I saw.
It's similar to if you're waiting for me to close out my review in a witty and funny fashion, but instead, for some reason I just decide to end the review in mid sent. And of course, one character has to slowly follow a strange figure that shouldn't be there in the first place. I didn't like The Grudge quite as much as Hide and Seek, but this is still a very good film--it earns a 9 out of 10 from me. Even though it is more slowly paced that your average horror film of the past, the pacing usually enhances the eeriness, and there is no shortage of bizarre events to keep horror fans entertained. That's right, this baby is stocked with jump scenes! Some people think jump scenes are cheap ploys to get a scare from the audience, but they're really well done in this movie.
This ain't a comedy and it certainly isn't a coffeehouse, so quit killin' my atmosphere. But I strongly recommend that you see it at a time when there won't be a big crowd because I know I would've enjoyed the movie a lot more had I not been surrounded by a lot of stand-up comedians who felt the need to crack jokes at the most tense and inopportune times. You never really know where it's going, and since the story isn't linear you really have to pay attention. I was on edge the entire movie, from the opening credits, and the music was fantastically scary. I know a lot of you have the attention span of a goldfish about 9 seconds, you just learned something today, thank me later , so this may be problematic. Talk about being in a powerful grip of rage.