History Film / TheGrudge

22nd Sep '16 2:34:25 AM TheAimz
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* CuriosityKilledTheCast

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* CuriosityKilledTheCastCuriosityKilledTheCast: Anyone curiously entering the house will end up dead thanks to the curse. [[FromBadToWorse Until the curse spreads]], [[ParanoiaFuel which means that anyone unlucky enough to unknowingly interact with a cursed location or individual is in for a bad time.]]



* DownerEnding: It's impossible to survive the curse; it's only a matter of time before it claims your life.

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* DownerEnding: Every movie (with the [[BittersweetEnding possible]] [[AmbiguousEnding exception]] of ''The Grudge 3''). It's impossible to survive the curse; it's only a matter of time before it claims your life.



%%* EvilPhone

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%%* EvilPhone* EvilPhone: The sinister phone calls Vanessa receives in ''The Grudge 2''.



* GhostlyGape: The ghost of the little boy, whose mouth is deeply black within.

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* GhostlyGape: The ghost of the little boy, Toshio, whose mouth is deeply black within.within. Kayako also has a tendency to pull this off.



* GreenEyedMonster: Takeo, whose jealousy over his wife's crush drives him to murder.

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* GreenEyedMonster: Takeo, whose jealousy over his wife's crush [[DisproportionateRetribution drives him to murder.murder]].



* HarmfulToMinors: Happens in all three films.
** Toshio witnesses Kayako's murder, shortly before being killed himself.

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* HarmfulToMinors: Happens in all three films.
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** Toshio witnesses Kayako's murder, murder at the hands of Takeo, shortly before being killed himself.



* JumpScare

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* JumpScareJumpScare: Many and varied.



* KillEmAll

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* KillEmAllKillEmAll: With the exception of [[spoiler:Lisa and Rose]] ([[AmbiguousSituation and who knows how long that will last]]), every main character in the trilogy ends up dead.



* MeaningfulBackgroundEvent: The [[ElevatorSnare elevator scene]].

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* MeaningfulBackgroundEvent: The [[ElevatorSnare elevator scene]].scene]] in the first film. Susan flees into an elevator and rides it to her apartment, but Toshio can be seen on each floor she passes, getting closer and closer...
** While visiting Karen and Doug's apartment, Kayako manifests behind Aubrey and stares at her. She disappears when Aubrey turns around.



* NewHouseNewProblems: Woe betide anyone who moves into/enters the cursed house. Later, the curse isn't just limited to the house, spreading to those who have nothing to do with the house whatsoever...

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* NewHouseNewProblems: Woe betide anyone who moves into/enters the cursed house. Later, the curse isn't just limited to the house, [[ParanoiaFuel spreading to those who have nothing to do with the house whatsoever...]]



* OffscreenTeleportation
* OhCrap: Aubrey gets a moment like this when [[spoiler:she encounters Takeo]].

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* OffscreenTeleportation
OffscreenTeleportation: Kayako and Toshio utilise this, as do other curse victims after their deaths. Justified, since they're ghosts.
* OhCrap: Aubrey gets a moment like this look of horrified realisation on her face when [[spoiler:she encounters Takeo]].



* PaterFamilicide

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* PaterFamilicidePaterFamilicide: Takeo murders his wife, son, and son's cat upon finding out about Kayako's crush on Peter. Kayako, as a ghost, repays this heinous act by [[PrehensileHair strangling him to death with her hair]]. Then, in ''The Grudge 3'' he claims another familial victim as a ghost - [[spoiler:his sister-in-law.]]



* PrehensileHair: In the director's cut of the first film, Kayako uses her hair to hang Takeo. In the second film, she [[spoiler:[[FetishFuel completely envelopes Vanessa's body with it]]]].

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* PrehensileHair: In the director's cut of the first film, Kayako uses her hair to hang Takeo. In the second film, she [[spoiler:[[FetishFuel [[spoiler: completely envelopes Vanessa's body with it]]]].it, presumably suffocating her]].



* ShootTheShaggyDog

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* ShootTheShaggyDogShootTheShaggyDog: Every film, but particularly ''The Grudge 3''. [[spoiler:All of Naoko's efforts end up achieving absolutely nothing (save for imprisoning Kayako's spirit inside Rose, which isn't exactly a good thing) thanks to Takeo's intervention.]]
22nd Sep '16 2:14:56 AM TheAimz
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* AlphaBitch: Vanessa.

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* AlphaBitch: Vanessa.Vanessa is a pretty, popular girl who also happens to be a smug, spiteful bully towards Allison, and even treats her supposed best friend Miyuki like dirt.



* BreakTheHaughty: Vanessa.

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* BreakTheHaughty: Vanessa.Vanessa starts out as a smug bully, but the curse gradually changes that...
17th Jul '16 5:50:55 AM eroock
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%%* ElevatorSnare: A supernatural example in the first film. - ZCE

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%%* * ElevatorSnare: A supernatural example in the first film. - ZCESusan [[ElevatorEscape flees Kayako into an elevator]] and appears to be safe. That is until Toshio is seen on the passing floor, and the next, and the next, and so on and so forth... getting closer with each passing floor.
17th Jul '16 5:48:39 AM eroock
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* EvilPhone

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* %%* EvilPhone
17th Jul '16 5:48:26 AM eroock
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* ElevatorSnare: A supernatural example in the first film.

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* %%* ElevatorSnare: A supernatural example in the first film.film. - ZCE
26th May '16 12:03:16 AM Morgenthaler
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* BlondesAreEvil: Probably stretching this a ''bit'', but Vanessa is most certainly not a pleasant person. (Perhaps played a little more straight when [[spoiler:she becomes a part of the curse]].)
** Same with [[spoiler:the principal when she too becomes a part of the curse]].
12th Feb '16 9:41:26 AM eroock
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'''Note: This page is for the American franchise only. For the Japanese series of films, see ''{{Juon}}''.'''

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'''Note: [[AC:Note: This page is for the American franchise only. For the Japanese series of films, see ''{{Juon}}''.'''
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27th Jan '16 7:14:32 AM Tommoraptor
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* ButtMonkey: Susan in the first film. As the hauntings go, she's treated pretty unfairly.
** Also, Allison and Jake in the sequels.
30th Jun '15 6:05:46 AM Morgenthaler
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''The Grudge'' is an American horror film series consisting of 3 films. Its first installment was the 2004 American remake of the Japanese film ''{{Juon}}: The Grudge'', with added elements from ''{{Juon}}: The Curse''. The film was released in North America on October 22, 2004 by Columbia Pictures, and is directed by TakashiShimizu (director of the original series) while Creator/SamRaimi produced and Stephen Susco scripted. In the same tradition as the original series, the plot of the film is told through a [[AnachronicOrder non-linear sequence of events]] and includes several intersecting subplots. The film has spawned two sequels: ''The Grudge 2'' (which was released on October 13, 2006) and ''The Grudge 3'' (released direct-to-DVD on May 12, 2009, after having the original release date pushed back), this time directed by Toby Wilkins with Shimizu as executive producer. Also, a reboot is planned (with Sam Raimi producing).

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''The Grudge'' is an American horror film series consisting of 3 films. Its first installment was the 2004 American remake of the Japanese film ''{{Juon}}: ''Film/{{Juon}}: The Grudge'', with added elements from ''{{Juon}}: ''Film/{{Juon}}: The Curse''. The film was released in North America on October 22, 2004 by Columbia Pictures, and is directed by TakashiShimizu Creator/TakashiShimizu (director of the original series) while Creator/SamRaimi produced and Stephen Susco scripted. In the same tradition as the original series, the plot of the film is told through a [[AnachronicOrder non-linear sequence of events]] and includes several intersecting subplots. The film has spawned two sequels: ''The Grudge 2'' (which was released on October 13, 2006) and ''The Grudge 3'' (released direct-to-DVD on May 12, 2009, after having the original release date pushed back), this time directed by Toby Wilkins with Shimizu as executive producer. Also, a reboot is planned (with Sam Raimi producing).
16th Jun '15 9:03:35 PM Angeldeb82
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* [[CallingTheOldManOut Calling The Old Woman Out]]: Towards the end of ''The Grudge 2'', Aubrey ''finally'' tells her mother how she really feels. [[spoiler:Sadly, it's the last time they ever speak.]]

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* [[CallingTheOldManOut Calling The the Old Woman Out]]: Towards the end of ''The Grudge 2'', Aubrey ''finally'' tells her mother how she really feels. [[spoiler:Sadly, it's the last time they ever speak.]]



* DrivenToSuicide: Peter, after [[spoiler:discovering just what happened in the Saeki house.]] It is later heavily implied that he was under the curse's influence when he killed himself.

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* DrivenToSuicide: Peter, after [[spoiler:discovering just what happened in the Saeki house.]] house]]. It is later heavily implied that he was under the curse's influence when he killed himself.



* FanDisservice / FanService: The shower scenes in the first and second movies and the bath scene in the third movie contain a combination of both tropes. Max's ShirtlessScene in the third movie also counts.

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* FanDisservice / FanService: {{Fanservice}}: The shower scenes in the first and second movies and the bath scene in the third movie contain a combination of both tropes. Max's ShirtlessScene in the third movie also counts.



** The second film subverts this [[spoiler: with Aubrey being DeadAllAlong prior to both Allison and Jake's story lines (with the former's still taking place in 2004 [[{{Timeskip}} while the other two take place in 2006]]) and with Kayako killing off Allison in the last minute of the film, making Jake the SoleSurvivor.]]
* FollowTheLeader: The success of ''TheRing'' was the chief reason it was remade in the States.

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** The second film subverts this [[spoiler: with Aubrey being DeadAllAlong prior to both Allison and Jake's story lines (with the former's still taking place in 2004 [[{{Timeskip}} [[TimeSkip while the other two take place in 2006]]) and with Kayako killing off Allison in the last minute of the film, making Jake the SoleSurvivor.]]
SoleSurvivor]].
* FollowTheLeader: The success of ''TheRing'' ''Film/TheRing'' was the chief reason it was remade in the States.



* FreezeFrameBonus: Two occur during Susan's vignette: When Susan is in the taxi, look at one of the adverts on the back of the front passenger seat. [[RuleOfSymbolism There's a staring eye printed on one of them]]. Later, when Susan discovers she has a very unwelcome bedmate, look at the wall. For about a second, you can see Susan's shadow and... the shadow of Kayako, even though she isn't above the bedcovers.

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* FreezeFrameBonus: Two occur during Susan's vignette: When Susan is in the taxi, look at one of the adverts on the back of the front passenger seat. [[RuleOfSymbolism There's a staring eye printed on one of them]]. them.]] Later, when Susan discovers she has a very unwelcome bedmate, look at the wall. For about a second, you can see Susan's shadow and... the shadow of Kayako, even though she isn't above the bedcovers.



** Another one from the second film: as Karen runs through the hospital she freezes in terror as a group of employees just stare at her. While many viewers write this off a a BigLippedAlligator moment, if you look close and freeze in as the camera moves over their faces you can see the blurry figure of Kayako staring at her in he crowd.

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** Another one from the second film: as Karen runs through the hospital she freezes in terror as a group of employees just stare at her. While many viewers write this off as a a BigLippedAlligator moment, BigLippedAlligatorMoment, if you look close and freeze in as the camera moves over their faces you can see the blurry figure of Kayako staring at her in he crowd.



* GrossUpCloseUp: Present a few times in the Director's Cut. Examples include a more close-up shot on the corpses of [[spoiler:Matthew and Jennifer]], a close up of Peter's face (as well as the pool of blood) after he kills himself, and a more lingering shot of [[spoiler:Yoko's disembodied jaw.]]

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* GrossUpCloseUp: Present a few times in the Director's Cut. Examples include a more close-up shot on the corpses of [[spoiler:Matthew and Jennifer]], a close up of Peter's face (as well as the pool of blood) after he kills himself, and a more lingering shot of [[spoiler:Yoko's disembodied jaw.]]jaw]].



* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Rose drinking the blood]] during the climax of the third film could be seen as this, although it isn't likely she knew exactly what the consequences would be. [[SenselessSacrifice However it doesn't seem like it helped much in the long run]], and it wasn't in time to [[spoiler:save Naoko (and her death starts a new curse)]] - although it did manage to [[spoiler:save Lisa... at least for the time being. We shall see.]]

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* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Rose drinking the blood]] during the climax of the third film could be seen as this, although it isn't likely she knew exactly what the consequences would be. [[SenselessSacrifice However it doesn't seem like it helped much in the long run]], and it wasn't in time to [[spoiler:save Naoko (and her death starts a new curse)]] - although it did manage to [[spoiler:save Lisa... at least for the time being. We shall see.]]see]].



* JawBreaker: [[spoiler:Yoko]] suffers this. In the third movie, [[spoiler:Gretchen]]'s corpse is found ''sans'' lower jaw ([[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill and]] [[EyeScream eyes]]). The alternate ending to the second movie has [[spoiler:Mrs. Davies]] suffering this, too - [[{{Gorn}} on-screen]].

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* JawBreaker: [[spoiler:Yoko]] suffers this. In the third movie, [[spoiler:Gretchen]]'s corpse is found ''sans'' lower jaw ([[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill and]] [[EyeScream eyes]]).{{eye|Scream}}s). The alternate ending to the second movie has [[spoiler:Mrs. Davies]] suffering this, too - [[{{Gorn}} on-screen]].



* [[ManipulativeBastard Manipulative Bitch]]: Vanessa.

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* [[ManipulativeBastard Manipulative Bitch]]: {{Manipulative B|astard}}itch: Vanessa.



* MatchlightDangerRevelation: [[GenreBlindness Obviously Yoko didn't realise that turning on a lighter in the middle of a dark attic = bad idea]].

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* MatchlightDangerRevelation: [[GenreBlindness Obviously Yoko didn't realise that turning on a lighter in the middle of a dark attic = bad idea]].idea.]]



* OhCrap: Aubrey gets a moment like this when [[spoiler:she encounters Takeo.]]
** Eason's face when [[spoiler:Kayako emerges from one of his photographs.]]

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* OhCrap: Aubrey gets a moment like this when [[spoiler:she encounters Takeo.]]
Takeo]].
** Eason's face when [[spoiler:Kayako emerges from one of his photographs.]]photographs]].



* PrehensileHair: In the director's cut of the first film, Kayako uses her hair to hang Takeo. In the second film, she [[spoiler:[[FetishFuel completely envelopes Vanessa's body with it]].]]

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* PrehensileHair: In the director's cut of the first film, Kayako uses her hair to hang Takeo. In the second film, she [[spoiler:[[FetishFuel completely envelopes Vanessa's body with it]].]]it]]]].



** The scene in the darkroom in the second movie may be a homage to a visually-similar scene in ''Film/{{Shutter}}''. Also, earlier in the same movie, the scene where Kayako appears in the reflection of Eason's TV screen after he switches it off may be a reference to an almost identical scene from ''[[TheRing Ring]]''.

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** The scene in the darkroom in the second movie may be a homage to a visually-similar scene in ''Film/{{Shutter}}''. Also, earlier in the same movie, the scene where Kayako appears in the reflection of Eason's TV screen after he switches it off may be a reference to an almost identical scene from ''[[TheRing ''[[Film/TheRing Ring]]''.
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