History Film / TheGrudge

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]]''.
30th Dec '14 9:22:42 PM erforce
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* ShoutOut: In the first movie, the scene where Susan runs from her workplace and hails a taxi to get home is an homage to ''Film/{{Suspiria}}''. Later, there is an homage to ''The Franchise/EvilDead'' when Kayako's diary flips open seemingly by itself.
** The scene in the darkroom in the second movie may be a homage to a visually-similar scene in ''{{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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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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In the first movie, the scene where Susan runs from her workplace and hails a taxi to get home is an homage to ''Film/{{Suspiria}}''. Later, there is an homage to ''The Franchise/EvilDead'' ''Film/TheEvilDead1981'' when Kayako's diary flips open seemingly by itself.
** The scene in the darkroom in the second movie may be a homage to a visually-similar scene in ''{{Shutter}}''.''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]]''.
2nd Dec '14 8:57:22 AM Christensen
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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 fourth film is planned (with Shimizu supervising).

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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 fourth film reboot is planned (with Shimizu supervising).
Sam Raimi producing).
2nd Dec '14 8:55:28 AM Christensen
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''The Grudge'' is 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 fourth film is planned (with Shimizu supervising).

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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: ''{{Juon}}: The Grudge'', with added elements from ''JuOn: ''{{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 fourth film is planned (with Shimizu supervising).
23rd Oct '14 4:15:06 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheOtherDarrin: As with the original ''Ju-on'' series, Toshio has been portrayed by three different actors. In the first film and in flashbacks/photographs for the second and third films, he was portrayed by Yuya Ozeki (who also portrayed the version of the character in the two theatrical ''Ju-on'' films). In the second film, he was portrayed by Ohga Tanaka. In the third film, he is portrayed by Shimba Tsuchiya. (Unfortunately, the difference is rather jarring in the third movie, as Toshio looks a lot older than in the previous films.)
** Not only that, but Creator/TakakoFuji, who has played Kayako from the very beginning of the ''Ju-on'' saga up until ''The Grudge 2'', has been replaced in ''The Grudge 3'' by Aiko Horichi (although Fuji does appear as Kayako in the third movie's flashbacks and photographs). According to [[WordOfGod Takako Fuji herself]], she was getting tired of playing the same role over and over again.
** Also, in the ''Tales of the Grudge'' shorts, Kayako is portrayed by Anna Moon.
23rd Oct '14 4:13:38 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[spoiler:SealedInsideAPersonShapedCan: By the end of the third movie, Kayako is sealed inside Rose.]]

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* [[spoiler:SealedInsideAPersonShapedCan: By SealedInsideAPersonShapedCan: [[spoiler:By the end of the third movie, Kayako is sealed inside Rose.]]
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