The Grudge

The Grudge

2004 film written by Stephen Susco and directed by Takashi Shimizu
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The Grudge

The Grudge is a 2004 supernatural horror film directed by Takashi Shimizu, written by Stephen Susco, and produced by Sam Raimi, Robert Tapert, and Takashige Ichise. A remake of Shimizu's 2002 Japanese horror film Ju-On: The Grudge, it stars Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jason Behr, KaDee Strickland, Clea DuVall, and Bill Pullman, and is the first installment in The Grudge film series which is based on the Japanese Ju-On films. Takako Fuji, Yuya Ozeki, and Takashi Matsuyama portray the characters Kayako Saeki, Toshio Saeki, and Takeo Saeki from the original films. The plot is told through a nonlinear sequence of events, and includes several intersecting subplots.

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Ju-on: The Grudge
by Takashi Shimizu
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Hideo Yamamoto
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Release date
  • October 22, 2004 (2004-10-22)
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92 minutes
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  • United States
  • Japan
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  • English
  • Japanese
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Budget
$10 million
Box office
$187.2 million

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[from trailer] Karen: There is something evil there.
  • A sequel (which became The Grudge 2 (2006)) was greenlit on the Monday after the surprise success of the first weekend's box office of more than $39 million.
  • The character of Toshio is almost always found with his cat. In real life, the boy who plays Toshio, Yuya Ozeki, was terrified of cats.
  • There is a deleted scene after Toshio attacks Matthew, where Matthew becomes possessed by Takeo's ghost and kicks a visiting Susan out of the house. Takashi Shimizu cut it because it took focus off Kayako.
  • When we see Kayako coming down the stairs towards the end, she is moving in a really strange way. Takako Fuji really moved that way; the effect is not a result of a trick shot or digital manipulation.
  • Fungo Dining, the restaurant Doug works at, is an actual restaurant.

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