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The Grudge
#1
I thought nothing of it... Until I saw Sam Raimi's name in front of the trailer... Is Raimi producing? Does it look like a The Ring rip off? Will it be the next Evil Dead, or am I a hopeless fanboy?






Domingo'
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#2
It isn't exactly a Ring rip-off, because it is a remake of another japanese horror movie called Ju-On: The Grudge, which itself is a remake of a Japanese TV movie called Ju-on. Those could arguably be considered rip-offs of Ringu, but the same could be said to some extent of practically every new horror movie to make its way over from Korea and Japan since the release of the first Ring. As far as being the next Evil Dead, I wouldn't think about it that way because it is not the same type of movie at all. I believe Raimi is producing because it is one of the first few films to be released by his new production company, which is focused around smaller-budget horror films IIRC.
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#3
I've only see JU-ON: THE GRUDGE, and I think it really is something of a horror-porn, in that the exposition is dealt with quickly in a short, wordless prologue before jerking forward into a series of scare vignettes. It appears there will be few differences between that version and the new one. Not sure how the absence of reason will sit well with American viewers, but it's been so long since a scary movie creeped up on audiences without any pretentions.

I can't write it off because my man Raimi is involved with production (I believe he was quoted as saying that JU-ON: THE GRUDGE was the scariest movie he's ever seen), but if it's the same damn movie all over again, I'm not interested.
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#4
JU-ON: The Grudge has to be the most overrated piece of garbage around, never has a horror movie been more senseless or boring or unscary, yet for some ungodly reason its had hype built around it and now anyone who sees it thinks its awesome! i had the dvd a year ago and had the luck of seeing it before hype and by god what a horrible movie.
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#5
I hadn't heard of it until I saw a trailer for it on tv a few days ago. My first impression was definetly that it was a HUGE Ring ripoff, now that I know it is another remake of a japanese film it makes a little more sense. I will definetly see it, it looks like it will provide some good scares at the very least. Is that Sarah Michelle Gellar I saw in it?
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#6
well having seen Ju-on... and being under the impression that THE GRUDGE is a shot for shot remake of Ju-on. It seems extremely unnecessary.

why remake a film that just leaves a billion questions in your head and no answers other than you probably spent too much money to see it in the theater.

is it scary? no.
is it creepy? yes.
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#7
the thing about this movie is that pointless supposed scary scenes dont make a movie. why the hell would we be scared if we dont give a crap about the characters? there's a thing called substance, most movies try to have it. imagine this; like 6 or 7 vignettes where we are hardly introduced to a character for about 10 minutes and then a ghost crawls out and kills them with fright. and those just repeat themselves. thats not substance, thats garbage. its like watching the opening scene from scream with drew barrymore being killed, and then watching about 7 more versions of it until the movie is over. not only that its difficult to ascertain why this is even happening, i learned and understood more about the film from the trailer of the remake than i did watching Ju-on multiple times. most great reviews that ive read about the film involved "boy i dont quite know whats going on, but man was it scary!" yeah, sounds like a brilliant movie.
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#8
Pictures from The Grudge:









Sarah Michelle Gellar and Jason Behr at the premiere of The Grudge:
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#9
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Originally Posted by SPEEDRAZOR

the thing about this movie is that pointless supposed scary scenes dont make a movie. why the hell would we be scared if we dont give a crap about the characters? there's a thing called substance, most movies try to have it. imagine this; like 6 or 7 vignettes where we are hardly introduced to a character for about 10 minutes and then a ghost crawls out and kills them with fright. and those just repeat themselves. thats not substance, thats garbage. its like watching the opening scene from scream with drew barrymore being killed, and then watching about 7 more versions of it until the movie is over. not only that its difficult to ascertain why this is even happening, i learned and understood more about the film from the trailer of the remake than i did watching Ju-on multiple times. most great reviews that ive read about the film involved "boy i dont quite know whats going on, but man was it scary!" yeah, sounds like a brilliant movie.

So basically 90+ minutes of boo scare gags similar to what could be obtained by going to a local haunted house attraction?
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#10
Sour bunch in here. It's a movie where the main character is a killer house. You either accept the spook show presentation and take the ride or just accept that you don't like horror movies.
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#11


Fucking sold.

*loud creaking noises*
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#12
This movie is PG-13.
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#13
The movie isn't about gore nor is it really about freaking you out right then and there, it's more along the lines of unsettling you with imagery and then when you're alone somewhere after seeing this movie THEN you get freaked the fark out.

Least that's how it was for my friend and I when we saw this back when (movie remake of the orignial DTV one that is). Dude, thinking about the woman coming down the stairs, any of the faces in the window, or the freakin woman in the bed is enough to unsettle you, and even more after the movie...

It might not make much sense, but the damn thing sure works to unsettle ya.
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#14
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Originally Posted by Ah, Alucard



Fucking sold.

*loud creaking noises*

getting over my uneasiness at viewing that picture all I got to say is...damn that looks uncomfortable...

It was darker in the Japanese version though IIRC.
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#15
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Originally Posted by neaux

well having seen Ju-on... and being under the impression that THE GRUDGE is a shot for shot remake of Ju-on. It seems extremely unnecessary.

why remake a film that just leaves a billion questions in your head and no answers other than you probably spent too much money to see it in the theater.

is it scary? no.
is it creepy? yes.

When I started seeing the trailers, that was the first thing I thought. It looks identical to the original. Meh, I'll probably end up seeing it anyway...

And I agree about the creepiness. The part that sticks in my head the most, is when the chick is going up in the elevator, & the pasty asian kid is outside the window on every floor, getting closer & closer.

Is it just me, or is Asian cinema cornering the market on "creepy" lately?
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#16
The CGI in this looks atrocious. I will still probably get freaked out though, I have a phobia about creepy children.
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#17
I'll see this as the trailers were enough to weird me out. Shows how much of a 'fraidy-cat I am though.
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#18
Watch closer. There's a lot of character stuff. It's just you have to work harder whilst watching the picture to pick it out. It's very clasically Japanese that way. To use a "porn" analogy, Ai No Corrida isn't just "about" fucking but the fucking is the basis for every all-consuming facet of the characters. All the vigenette's are linked, and the characters are defined by the vengeful spirit's presence, the Ju On, the titular figurative grudge.

The Japanese version (s) certainly marks out the patient and vigilant from the ansty (which isn't as patronizing as it sounds...)

I can't wait to check out the redux.
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#19
I enjoyed Ju-On for the same reasons I enjoy the short stories of Lovecraft and Poe. They're built on atmosphere, not character. Short, sharp doses of unnerving ideas and imagery. And taken in that frame of reference, Ju-On is a superb little exploration of the vignette form. It's certainly not "garbage".

Of course, I'm inclined to defend the original movie, as they're using a quote from my review on the TV ads for the UK DVD release and it makes me feel all special.
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#20
The US version is garbage. Worthless. I hate the original (well, the cinematic original, I never saw the video original). Still, even the critics who liked the original had to admit this one had nothing to offer but more white people.
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#21
But are they stupid white people?
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#22
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Originally Posted by Barry Woodward

Pictures from The Grudge:


Fucking sold.

Hee-heeee!
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#23
In that pic, he's actually looking at Darwin the talking dolphin. Hence his confusion.
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#24
From Ain't It Cool News:
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Albert Markovski has a grudge against THE GRUDGE!

Hey folks, Harry here... the headline is slightly misleading, Albert here only has a grudge against THE GRUDGE's ending. Otherwise, it looks like Buffy and the rest of the cast did a good job in this remake, and the cg seems to have been used correctly. Here ya go...

Hi Harry!

Last night I saw THE GRUDGE in NYC. Luckily enough, earlier this year, JU-ON was released in a few theaters here (God bless the Angelika!) and I was able to see the original before the remake. After sitting through the most terrifying movie experience of my life, I thought there would be no way America could do the film justice. Remakes invariably suck (THE VANISHING and THE RING being two classic examples) and it’s a shame more audiences aren’t willing to read while watching a film (unless it’s Jesus Christ getting the fuck beat out of him). My initial feelings regarding the remake were assuaged when I learned that the JU-ON director would also be helming the remake. This didn’t help THE VANISHING, but I figured it couldn’t hurt.

My main problem with the film, which is very scary and a blessing with the recent horror films hitting the big screen, is the ending. Without getting into spoilers, fans of the original will be slightly disappointed with the tweaks to the ending. The film does the original justice throughout, so it perplexed me why they wouldn’t leave things alone.

The basics, for those of you who don’t know, are simple. When somebody dies in a state of rage, a curse is left behind that will exact vengeance on anyone who crosses it. The best part of this is, innocence be damned. Buffy (who is a damn fine actress, but I don’t get the people who call her attractive – her nose is seriously fucked up) plays a social worker living in Tokyo who is assigned a case at a home where we come to find out the grudge exists. A freaky looking old woman is the home’s resident, and some strange shit goes down during the visit.

I don’t know the budget for JU-ON, but that film’s CGI moments were actually pretty good. However, things look more polished in this film. Specifically the shadow monster. At least Hollywood, if nothing else, can provide a quality budget to their remakes.

After this visit, we shift to another story, connected to the house and its grudge. We will come back to SMG, but I appreciated the fact that Hollywood left the non-linear structure of the original intact. For those unfamiliar with the original, THE GRUDGE is really a series of inter-connected vignettes involving the house and the tragedies that befall everyone who are confronted with the grudge.

The entire cast of the remake is strong, with the lone exception of Jason Behr, who I’ve never liked in anything, including ROSWELL.

I didn’t want to give any of the scares away, but I promise horror fans will like this film (although I do recommend checking out JU-ON instead). I don’t know why, but little Japanese kids with big, dark eyes, are always good for a scare. I wonder how parents over there cope! And be on the lookout for a much scarier version of the Linda Blair spider-walk.

If you want to use this, call me Albert Markovski.

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#25
That one pic of Ted is pretty horrible... " Theres someone in my cellllllar!"


Personally the most important part of a film is the ending. Thats why I loved movies like Evil Dead, or Aliens or Se7en. They had the perfect endings... If Grudge doesnt have one that leaves thinking wow, then it just lost some points in my book.



Domingo'
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#26
That's a fake review.
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#27
Planning on reviewing this for the site, Devin? Curious to hear why you think it fails...
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#28
Devin the judge thinks The Grudge is sludge:

http://chud.com/reviews/247

A chat with the flick's propeller, the stellar Sarah Michelle Gellar:

http://chud.com/interviews/250

Takashi Shimizu on his American debut featuring his recycled boo:

http://chud.com/interviews/234
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#29
Originally posted by Quint at Ain't It Cool News:
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Does Quint hold a GRUDGE? You're damn right he does! Read on!!!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with a quick look at the Sarah Michelle Gellar starring in the US remake of the awesome and amazing and truly terrifying original Japanese film: JU-ON: THE GRUDGE. I saw the original a couple years ago at the American Film Market and it knocked me on my ass. I came back ranting and raving about how amazing it was. Matter of fact, I ranted and raved so hard that a quote from my review ended up on the theatrical poster from the small art-house release the original got.

It is hands down one of my favorite modern horror films and so I was looking forward to the remake with a very strange mixture of fear that they were going to fuck it up and excitement because the original director, Takashi Shimizu, was brought on yet again to helm the American version. That in and of itself is fascinating as he's made and remade the same story a handful of times. Before JU-ON the movie, there was a JU-ON TV spectacular... a pair of them, actually... then the film, then the sequel and now the US remake. It may be that I'm exhausted at the moment, but I can't think of another instance of something like that happening. It would have to be something like David Lynch doing TWIN PEAKS, then doing TWIN PEAKS: FIRE WALK WITH ME, then TWIN PEAKS: FIRE WALK WITH ME 2, then a French language remake of FIRE WALK WITH ME.

After having seen the US remake, I have a few things to say, but I'll try to keep it short. Before I get into my nitpicks, I must say that for the vast majority of the movie going population who haven't seen any of the original works... well, they're probably going to freak out. With THE RING, they got a movie that was told with more skill than the original. It was easier to follow, it made more sense and it just looked prettier. BUT where THE RING remake fell short of the mark was the creep-out factor. The tape, the girl, the well... all were done much more frighteningly in the original film. The only advantage I saw was with the corpses, which in the remake were ugly, creepy and totally fucked.

So, I don't think the mainstream has really gotten an authentic taste of just how terrifying Japanese horror can be and when they see that damned woman crawling around and "To-shi-o!" mewling at the top of his voice... well, I think there may be some seat-jumping, arm grabbing and many a boyfriend happy to slide safely into first base. Those of us who know and love the original film will walk away disappointed or at the very least unsatisfied. Although I critiqued the RING remake earlier, the film was always either better than the original or at the very, very least on par with the original. With THE GRUDGE, it's at best on par with the original and at times handled worse.

For example, the Japanese cop character from the original, the one that begins to piece everything together, already knows the whole story it seems. So, instead of the audience discovering the sordid history of that damned house along with the detective he just knows and feeds us the information in one 3 minute long exposition scene. I guess my main problems with the remake is the Americanization of it. I know that's a common and almost cliche bitch now, but just see if I'm not right. While the remake gets a lot right, what it gets wrong is so wrong and shaped into easily recognizable modern American cliches. For instance, the first reveal of the woman ghost in the original was very simply done... kind of a black blur that quickly cuts to a set of wide-open eyes against a totally black face. Simple, but effective. In the remake, the black blur is now a complex undulating cloud that floats down and out of that cloud we get a CG face that stares down Sarah Michelle Gellar with blank eyes until the iris and pupils spin into place. Literally spin into place like a friggin' slot machine.

I might have forgiven that kind of stuff as a trade-off... something to give the masses so they accept the unique horror buried within, but all my favorite subtleties from the Japanese films are glossed over. Little things like in a regular establishing shot of the house the woman ghost appears in one of the farther upstairs windows or just having a character walk through the house and see the woman ghost just crawling along. The choice was made to have the victim catch the ghost unawares and not make certain scenes jump scares and I love that. It's great to have giant lions jumping out of nowhere ripping people to shreds, but if someone walked in on a lion in a room, with no escape and the big, hungry bastard notices the puny lunch on legs... That's a different kind of fear, a different reaction is brought out.

I know I'm harping on the movie a lot, so I must make sure to say that I think the film will be very popular and keeps enough of the atmosphere and pacing of the original to positively effect the horror genre. Buffy didn't bug me as much as I thought she would, but she does have one face and that's the face of a 2 year old in deep concentration... you know, the kind of face that you can tell there's a present waiting for you. But she wasn't distracting. Her boyfriend was a little more distracting. I hate WB casting, I really do, but all that was countered by including the brilliant Ted Raimi, even if he is a bit wasted in his role.

Anyway, while I didn't fall head over heels for the film, I'd rather there be loud misfires like THE GRUDGE than slimey, rank abortions like VALENTINE and DARKNESS FALLS (which I thought had a great opening and spiraled down to absolute dogshit by the end). I personally will brush past this DVD and grab the original for my collection... unless they lure me in with a Sam Raimi and Rob Tappert commentary track. I wouldn't put it past those sneaky monkeys to force a rental out of me. I'd like to end this bit of rambling with a re-post of my original review of JU-ON: THE GRUDGE. The reaction you read below is what I expect a good amount of the mainstream movie-goers to experience. Maybe not as strongly as it's not as shockingly different as the original, even though they kept the non-linear narrative. And, if you didn't realize... the "miserable piece of shit film" that I refer to is indeed (out)HOUSE OF THE DEAD. God, what garbage...

I'll be back soon with some really neat stuff, you squabs! Keep an eye out for it!

*Continued in next post!
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Originally posted by Quint at Ain't It Cool News:
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Ahoy squirts! Quint here with the first in a series of reviews from flicks I snuck into during the American Film Market last week. I was debating on whether to start with with a praising review of a great flick or a venomous review of a miserable piece of shit film. Being the kind of person I am, one that actually likes to enjoy film, I figure it'd be easier to start with me gushing all over the newest genius work of horror and suspense from Japan, JU-ON: THE GRUDGE.

JU-ON is produced by the team that brought you the original RING film and directed by Takashi Shimizu, a protégé of Kiyoshi Kurosawa, who directed the uneven, but very creepy flick PULSE. The film is technically about curses, but it's easier to think of it as a haunted house flick. A brutal murder happens in this house and that puts a curse on the house. Any unlucky fool who enters ends up a victim of the curse and can pass it on to damn near anybody they have contact with.

But like I said above, think of it as a ghost story. This curse is carried out by two spirits, a little boy named Toshio. He himself is pretty creepy and is responsible for some great scares in the film, but the lady... Jesus. If you see the little boy spirit, the lady spirit is close behind. If you see her, then God help you 'cause no one else can.

The film is broken up into chapters that follow a single character that is affected by the curse in some way. Using these chapter breaks, the film jumps ahead and back in time, interconnect with other character story lines, etc. After seeing the film, I found that this can confuse some people. It didn't hamper me at all, though I do admit that I'm not one of the kinds of people that has to be totally caught up with every single thing onscreen. I let the film wash over me. I don't try to figure every detail out as it's happening. I like putting the pieces together later.

Now, I saw this flick for the first time at a screening at the AFM. There were about 10 other souls in the theatre with me, but the sound was terrific, the print was great and in that dark theatre I found myself getting very scared. That's quite a feat in and of itself. I've been watching horror films since I can remember and it has been a long, long time since I've been scared during a movie. Sure, I've been caught by jump scares, but to be really genuinely creeped out at a film... It has been ages.

Damn near the whole time I was watching the movie I had my hands clenched together, fingers interlocked and eyes wide open. After the film I found my fingers were aching from the tension I had while watching the film.

It makes you wonder what the Japanese know that we don't. They are so far ahead in action, drama (INFERNAL AFFAIRS, which I'll get to in a few days), horror and even scoring it's not even funny. I was actually talking to a friend about this and he brought up a great point. For the longest time the only way to get the best '70s horror (i.e. Fulci, Argento) was via Japanese Laser Discs. Not just horror, but classic film from all genres. While America was busy ignoring the classics that depended on mood and story and character to get you through instead of how many CGI shots we can cram into each scene, the Japanese were analyzing the classics

Now, I've heard two things in relation to this film. One thing I heard was Lion's Gate picked up the rights to JU-ON: THE GRUDGE. I also heard (here) that Ghost House Pictures (Rob Tapert and Sam Raimi's new production company) have picked up the remake rights to the film, with the original director, Takashi Shimizu, onboard directing. Does that mean Lion's Gate is partnering up with Ghost House to film a remake? I'm not sure. I heard they weren't making many in-house horror flicks at the moment, just buying up the good indie ones. So, does that mean Lion's Gate is handling the original?

I have to say, that I'm not sure a remake will do this movie justice. Look at THE RING for example. Most will agree that THE RING was handled terrifically. I think so, too, but the remake both succeeded and failed in my eyes. It took the original, great story and improved upon the narrative, making it flow much better and make more sense. Where it failed was really capturing the creepiness of the original. The corpses looked gnarly and fucking scary, but they totally dropped the ball on the girl.

Now, looking at JU-ON... This succeeds almost solely on atmosphere, lighting and sound. There really isn't much story there. I've also noticed from a second viewing of the film on video that it plays so much better in a dark theatre with huge sound than on a small TV with faulty stereo sound...

I trust Raimi's instincts and I think it's a strong step to have the original director helm the remake. I just hope that JU-ON gets at the very least a small theatrical release so people can experience it as it was meant to, the way I was lucky enough to have seen it, big in a dark, dark theatre with the creepy throat and cat noises attacking the senses from front, sides and back.

We ran a trailer for the film a while ago. Click here for the original article! Check it out. One way or another you'll see this film, whether they're going to make you folks wait until the remake comes out on DVD or if by some amazing chance it gets a theatrical release. Keep an eye out for it it. I recommend the film wholeheartedly. Just remember to bring a change of underwear.

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#31
Gellar: "She crawls down those stairs on her knees, this little woman who makes me look like I could be a float in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade, okay."

The poor, sick, deranged girl. Someone should have loved her as a child. If she gets any thinner she'll be inside-out.
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#32
Joblo's review of The Grudge:
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RATING:

Three arrows in the head out of four.

PLOT-CRUNCH:

A haunted house curses anybody that enters it with spooky, ball-busting Poltergeists and imminent hair-rising death. Will Sarah Michelle Gellar “Buffy” her way out of this “Brou-Ha Ha?

THE LOWDOWN:

It never forgives. It never forgets.

Recently, I saw "Ju-On The Grudge", the Japanese original that was used as a template for this American remake. Not knowing what to expect; the flick viciously “Ju Onned” the crap out of me with hard hitting frights. Having viewed the US remake this morning (yup quite a way to start the day), I can say that if my flaky grey matter serves me right, I have seen the same film twice this year.

Apart from a simplification of the plot, random sprinkles of CG and a tweaked finale (great final frame), The Grudge was basically a Playmate Twin to Ju On The Grudge, right down to its non linear, “Pulp Fictionesque” manner of telling its story. On the downside of that jive, being that I already knew what was coming before it hit, some of the horror sequences were a tad decreased in impact. I wasn’t as afraid as much as when I was put through the ringer by the original. I can’t say that I found myself on the edge of my seat in terms of plot line either given that I was often aware of what was going to happen before it went down..

Good news is though; I got to get my Jockeys in a twist anyways through this sit down with The Grudge whacking me “dead on” on the fear bone 85 percent of the time via its many “boo scares”. And when it wasn’t playing that game of Polo, it was creeping me out 75 percent of the time with its grand collection of macabre imagery and horrific sounds (all about that rasping noise…brrr). With the “Halloween” spirit in the air at the moment; it was almost orgasmic to be jolted today! Furthermore the original Ju On The Grudge left me confused in places as to what in “Rourke’s Slick Hair” was going on. This simplified remake on the other hand acted as “Ju On For Dummies” where I “capished” everything no problemo. Was that a good thing or a bad thing? A bit of both I guess. It was nice not being lost but in tandem, this rendition was maybe a tad too simple for its own good. Its “slim fast” nature made it feel more like a “Greatest Hits” of genre scenes in places as opposed to a finely laced movie with a strong story to convey. It didn’t bother me much but it needed to be said.

Acting wise, everybody held their own admirably. The fact that Sarah Michelle Gellar didn’t get on my nerves was refreshing (she usually does outside of Buffy) and I relished that Clea Duvall had minimal screen time (I am not a fan). Having the same actors who played the ghosts in the Japanese original (Takako Fuji and Yuya Ozeki) also be the spirits here was sweet as well! They rocked in the Japanese version and they mucho rolled here too! The lime in the Corona was that Takashi Shimizu has directed this flick 5 times now (the 2 Ju Ons, the 2 Ju On-The Grudges and this one), so you bet it looked freaking good! Creepy camera angles, imposing sinister atmosphere and all kinds of well staged fear scenarios up the Horse Ranch….yup we got the works!

On the whole, "The Grudge" was a straightforward and bloodcurdling watch. Granted, it would’ve kicked my nads in deeper if I hadn’t seen the original not so long ago, but I still got the heebie-jeebies and leapt off my seat like a frog with a firecracker up its bung-hole. Isn’t that what a horror movie should be all about? Act on your Grudges!!!!

ACTING:

Sarah Michelle Gellar (Karen) was excellent here and proved to me that she can handle a lead role in a feature film. Good job girl! Jason Behr (Doug) did what he had to do (not much) and should really enter next year’s Dale Midkiff look-alike contest. Clea Duvall (Jennifer) moped a lot and did it adequately. Bill Pullman (Peter) is always “TOPS” in my book (except for Independence Day…f*ck that movie) and he excelled here too! He reminded me of his “Lost Highway” part for some reason. NOTE: Is it me or is he starting to look like Christopher Lambert?

GORE:

We get some random blood, what looked like a severed jaw, a grotesque morphing face and haunting apparitions. Gore is not what this movie is about!

T & A:

We get a lesbian orgy having to do with Japanese girls dressed in nurses uniforms feasting on each other. And Sarah Michelle drops her top during a “Twister” game scene gone “right”...nice rack! JUST KIDDING! We get nothing, but a man can dream...

DIRECTING:

Takashi Shimizu sank the boat with his morbid visual showing in the original "Ju-On The Grudge" and he did it again here by slapping a thick layer of dread, mature style and efficient scares our way. Good stuff!

SOUNDTRACK:

The score by Arrow fav Christopher Young did a bang-on job in supporting and amplifying the fear quotient at hand.

BOTTOM LINE:

For the crazy genre fiends who haven’t seen the original "Ju-On The Grudge" yet, get ready to chew fervently in terror on the theatre seat in front of you when you see this remake. Chew that seat! CHEW IT! CHEW IT I TELL YOU! The Grudge will give ya the willies! For all of you who have seen "Ju-On The Grudge" and wouldn’t mind catching it again, hit this bitter pill, get the same spread of jelly, but with a couple of changes and a simpler narrative structure in tow. Either way you win! Grudge this!

BULL'S EYE:

William Mapother (Tom Cruise’s cousin), Ted Raimi (Sam's bro) and Grace Zabriskie (of Twin peaks fame) also have roles in the film.

The rasping sound that emanates from the female ghost is actually a sound that Director Takashi Shimizu use to make as a kid. The sound in the film is blend of his and others voices.

Used-to-be-genre director Sam Raimi has a new horror Prod Company called Ghost House Pictures. When Sam saw the original "Ju-On The Grudge", he deemed it the scariest film he had ever seen. That prompted him to do produce this remake.

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Originally Posted by billzæbub

Gellar: "She crawls down those stairs on her knees, this little woman who makes me look like I could be a float in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade, okay."

The poor, sick, deranged girl. Someone should have loved her as a child. If she gets any thinner she'll be inside-out.

Yeah, there's a good example of twisted body perception if I ever saw one.
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Originally Posted by Egg

Sour bunch in here. It's a movie where the main character is a killer house. You either accept the spook show presentation and take the ride or just accept that you don't like horror movies.

I distinctly remember an episode of Buffy centered around the exact same concept. Nice to see those writers are still getting work.
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