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* MindScrewdriver: [[spoiler:Kayako's rattling call is explained in the remake as a result of her being strangled to death.]]
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An animated graphic novel short, ''The Grudge 1.5'', was also created as an {{Interquel}} between the first two films, exploring [[IntrepidReporter Eason's]] first contact with the curse.
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* MarketBasedTitle: The Japanese releases all have ''Ju-on'' in the title, as with the original series of films:
** ''The Grudge'' = ''The Ju-on''
** ''The Grudge 2'' = ''Ju-on: Pandemic''
** ''The Grudge 3'' = ''Ju-on Za Gurajji 3''
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* AbusiveParents: Mrs. Davies is emotionally abusive towards Aubrey, [[ParentalFavoritism clearly favouring Karen over her]]. Also, Kayako's mother [[spoiler:"fed" evil spirits to her daughter when she was a child. The former's death at the latter's hands could be seen as Kayako's revenge for what her mother did to her.]]

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* AbusiveParents: Mrs. Davies Davis is emotionally abusive towards Aubrey, [[ParentalFavoritism clearly favouring Karen over her]]. Also, Kayako's mother [[spoiler:"fed" evil spirits to her daughter when she was a child. The former's death at the latter's hands could be seen as Kayako's revenge for what her mother did to her.]]



* BodyHorror: Similar to the original Japanese movie series, a particular type of BodyHorror is used for the death of [[spoiler:Yoko]] - her jaw gets torn off. A similar example of BodyHorror is seen in the alternate/extended ending to the sequel (in which [[spoiler:Karen and Aubrey's mother]] dies in a very similar way to [[spoiler:Yoko]]).

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* BodyHorror: Similar to the original Japanese movie series, a particular type of BodyHorror is used for the death of [[spoiler:Yoko]] - her jaw gets torn off. A similar example of BodyHorror is seen in the alternate/extended ending to deleted epilogue of the sequel (in which [[spoiler:Karen and Aubrey's mother]] dies in a very similar way to [[spoiler:Yoko]]).



* ChestBurster: Used in the alternate/extended ending of the second movie. [[spoiler:Kayako ejects herself ''violently'' from Mrs. Davies' mouth.]]

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* ChestBurster: Used in the alternate/extended ending deleted epilogue of the second movie. [[spoiler:Kayako ejects herself ''violently'' from Mrs. Davies' Davis' mouth.]]



* CruelAndUnusualDeath: The death of [[spoiler:Mrs. Davies]], as seen in a deleted scene from the second film, definitely qualifies - after a [[TearJerker tearjerking scene]] in which she mourns [[spoiler:Karen and Aubrey]], she not-so-coincidentally comes across [[spoiler:Kayako's diary]]...before having a much more severe coughing fit than usual, which results in her [[spoiler:''coughing up Kayako in the form of a giant hairball-come-eyeball, which rips her jaw off''.]] The fact that you can actually see [[spoiler:her face start to ''rip'']] makes it a lot squickier.

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* CruelAndUnusualDeath: The death of [[spoiler:Mrs. Davies]], Davis]], as seen in a deleted scene epilogue from the second film, definitely qualifies - after a [[TearJerker tearjerking scene]] in which she mourns [[spoiler:Karen and Aubrey]], she not-so-coincidentally comes across [[spoiler:Kayako's diary]]...before having a much more severe coughing fit than usual, which results in her [[spoiler:''coughing up Kayako in the form of a giant hairball-come-eyeball, which rips her jaw off''.]] The fact that you can actually see [[spoiler:her face start to ''rip'']] makes it a lot squickier.



* IncurableCoughOfDeath: Mrs. Davies has a very nasty cough and breathing problems, although it is never mentioned what sort of illness she is suffering from. However, she doesn't die in the finished movie. [[WhatCouldHaveBeen A deleted scene does show her death]] ([[spoiler: in which her cough ''does'' actually kill her... well, sort of]]), but it's anyone's guess as to whether this will end up being canonical.

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* IncurableCoughOfDeath: Mrs. Davies Davis has a very nasty cough and breathing problems, although it is never mentioned what sort of illness she is suffering from. However, she doesn't die in the finished movie. [[WhatCouldHaveBeen A The deleted scene epilogue does show her death]] ([[spoiler: in which her cough ''does'' actually kill her... well, sort of]]), but it's anyone's guess as to whether this will end up being canonical.



* JawBreaker: [[spoiler:Yoko]] suffers this. In the third movie, [[spoiler:Gretchen]]'s corpse is found ''sans'' lower jaw ([[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill and]] {{eye|Scream}}s). 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]] {{eye|Scream}}s). The alternate ending [[DeletedScene deleted epilogue]] to the second movie has [[spoiler:Mrs. Davies]] Davis]] suffering this, too - [[{{Gorn}} on-screen]].
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* NightmareSequence: In a DeletedScene from ''The Grudge 2'', Aubrey has a dream about having an actual loving relationship with her mother, which slowly deteriorates into a nightmare when Mrs. Davis coughs up a gland and forces Aubrey to ingest it, much like when Kayako's mother would force her to swallow evil spirits when she was a child.
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''The Grudge'' is an American horror film series consisting of three films, based on the popular ''{{Juon}}'' franchise. Its first installment was the 2004 American remake of the Japanese film ''Film/{{Juon}}: The Grudge'', with added elements from ''Film/{{Juon}}: The Curse''. The film was released in North America on October 22, 2004 by Columbia Pictures, and is directed by 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 [[ContinuityReboot reboot]] is planned (with Sam Raimi producing).

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''The Grudge'' is an American horror film series consisting of three films, based on the popular ''{{Juon}}'' franchise. Its first installment was the 2004 American remake of the Japanese film ''Film/{{Juon}}: The Grudge'', with added elements from ''Film/{{Juon}}: The Curse''.Curse'' and ''Ju-on: The Grudge 2''. The film was released in North America on October 22, 2004 by Columbia Pictures, and is directed by 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 [[ContinuityReboot reboot]] is planned (with Sam Raimi producing).



* CreepyChild: Toshio is the very definition of this trope. Kayako seen as a child in flashbacks is also somewhat creepy, although seriously adorable at the same time.

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* CreepyChild: Toshio is the very definition of this trope. Kayako seen as a child in flashbacks is also somewhat creepy, although seriously pretty adorable at the same time.



* 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]]. It is later heavily implied that [[MoreThanMindControl he was under the curse's influence influence]] when he killed himself.himself.
** Subverted with Takeo. Although it was reported that he hanged himself, the Director's Cut of the first film reveals that his death was Kayako's doing.



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

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* EvilPhone: The sinister phone calls Vanessa receives in ''The Grudge 2''. Susan also receives similar phone calls in the first film.



* FaceRevealingTurn: [[spoiler:Yoko.]]
* FacialHorror: [[spoiler:Yoko and Gretchen]], anyone?
* 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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* FaceRevealingTurn: [[spoiler:Yoko.When Alex encounters [[spoiler:Yoko]]'s ghost, who slowly turns around to reveal [[spoiler:her bleeding, jawless face]].
* FacialHorror: [[spoiler:Yoko ends up with her lower jaw torn off, as does Gretchen.
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* FacialHorror: [[spoiler:Yoko and Gretchen]], anyone?
* 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.counts, given that [[DemonicPossession Takeo is possessing him]] at the time.



* NightmareFace: [[spoiler:Yoko and Gretchen.]]

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* NightmareFace: [[spoiler:Yoko and Gretchen.]]Gretchen]], of the FacialHorror variety.
** Many of the ghosts themselves, given their pale-white complexions, [[GhostlyGape ghostly gaping]], and wide, staring eyes.



* StringyHairedGhostGirl: Kayako. [[spoiler:Aubrey]] ends up as one by the end of the second movie, as well (mimicking the ending of the first Japanese theatrical release, in which [[spoiler:Rika]] suffers the same fate).

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* StringyHairedGhostGirl: Kayako.Kayako is one of the most famous examples in cinema. [[spoiler:Aubrey]] ends up as one by the end of the second movie, as well (mimicking the ending of the first Japanese theatrical release, in which [[spoiler:Rika]] suffers the same fate).


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* TitleDrop: Not to the remakes themselves, but to the original Japanese films: in ''The Grudge 3'', Naoko describes the curse to Lisa as a "ju-on".


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** Towards the end of ''The Grudge 3'', Max hears a sinister thumping noise, getting closer and closer. He looks down the hallway, only to see [[spoiler:Naoko, now a vengeful spirit herself, coming for him]], and we realise that [[spoiler:there is now a ''new'' curse]] to contend with.
** The final shot of ''The Grudge 3'', which reveals that [[spoiler:Kayako's spirit is now inhabiting Rose's body.]]
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Now has a [[Characters/TheGrudge Character Page]], which NeedsWikiMagicLove.
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* AndIMustScream: The fate of every single person who is taken by the curse.
* AssholeVictim: Played with, in that most of the curse's victims are generally decent, unassuming people who are in the wrong place at the wrong time. However, some victims, such as Takeo (who has the dubious honour of being the curse's very first victim) and Vanessa, qualify for this trope.

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* AndIMustScream: The fate of every single person who is taken by the curse.
curse - they become puppets of the curse, never finding peace, and forced to claim more victims.
* AssholeVictim: Played with, in that most of the curse's victims are generally decent, unassuming people who are in the wrong place at the wrong time. However, some victims, such as Takeo [[PaterFamilicide Takeo]] (who has the dubious honour of being the curse's very first victim) and Vanessa, [[AlphaBitch Vanessa]], qualify for this trope.



* SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome: Karen survives the first movie, but is quickly killed off in the second.

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* SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome: Karen survives the first movie, but is quickly killed off in part way through the second.



* TimeTravel: To an extent. The nature of the curse can cause the past, present and future to merge temporarily, as shown in ''The Grudge 2''.
* TooDumbToLive: Yes, Aubrey, go into that house even when your sister told you not to.

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* TimeTravel: To an extent. The nature of the curse can cause the past, present and future to merge temporarily, as shown in ''The Grudge 2''.
temporarily.
* TooDumbToLive: Yes, Aubrey, go into that house even when your sister Eason told you not to.
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* BedmateReveal: Played with (well, sort of) in the freakiest way possible.
* BloodFromTheMouth: Kayako after having her neck snapped.
* BloodMagic: Kayako's sister, Naoko, claims the curse can be lifted via an exorcism ritual that ends with a willing witness consuming Kayako's blood. [[spoiler:It doesn't work.]]

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* BedmateReveal: Played with (well, sort of) for horror when Kayako materialises in the freakiest way possible.
Susan's bed.
* BloodFromTheMouth: Kayako after having her neck snapped.
snapped. The same later applies to [[spoiler:Aubrey]] after her death.
* BloodMagic: Kayako's sister, Naoko, claims the curse can be lifted via an exorcism ritual that ends with a willing witness consuming Kayako's blood. [[spoiler:It doesn't work.work as she hoped.]]



* BodyHorror: Similar to the original Japanese movie series, a particular type of BodyHorror is used for the death of [[spoiler:Yoko]]. A similar example of BodyHorror is seen in the alternate/extended ending to the sequel (in which [[spoiler:Karen and Aubrey's mother]] dies in a very similar way to [[spoiler:Yoko]]).
** The death of [[spoiler:Gretchen]] in the third movie.

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* BodyHorror: Similar to the original Japanese movie series, a particular type of BodyHorror is used for the death of [[spoiler:Yoko]].[[spoiler:Yoko]] - her jaw gets torn off. A similar example of BodyHorror is seen in the alternate/extended ending to the sequel (in which [[spoiler:Karen and Aubrey's mother]] dies in a very similar way to [[spoiler:Yoko]]).
** The death of [[spoiler:Gretchen]] in the third movie. The poor woman [[spoiler:has her jaw torn off and eyes gouged out, with ''black paint'' pouring from the wounds.]]


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** At the beginning of the the third film, [[spoiler:Jake]] ends up a twisted, bloody mess after Kayako snaps almost every bone in his body.


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* MythologyGag: In the Director's Cut of ''The Grudge'', Susan comes across a small cat ornament when first viewing the house, possibly referencing the cat ornaments that seem to stare at Yuki in ''Ju-on: The Curse''.
** The death of [[spoiler:Jake]] in ''The Grudge 3'' is a slightly more graphic version of the [[KilledOffscreen offscreen death]] of Hisayo from ''Ju-on: The Curse'': the latter's corpse is [[NothingIsScarier never shown to the audience]], but is mentioned to have been "twisted and torn", similar to how the former ends up a twisted mess after having almost every bone broken.
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* FreakOut: Takeo has one after discovering Kayako's huge crush on Peter.

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** Early in the first film, Karen finds [[ChekhovsGun Kayako's journal]] and curiously looks through it, coming upon a torn photo of Peter Kirk slotted inside. It seems somewhat unassuming at first, but that same photo is seen later on - revealing that [[spoiler:Kayako was in the background of the photo the whole time]].
* FreakOut: Takeo has one of [[PaterFamilicide deadly proportions]] after discovering Kayako's huge crush on Peter.



** Toshio witnesses Kayako's murder at the hands of Takeo, shortly before being killed himself.

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** Toshio witnesses Kayako's murder at the hands of Takeo, Takeo and possibly witnesses his beloved cat's murder shortly before being killed himself.



* PaterFamilicide: 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.]]

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* PaterFamilicide: Takeo [[DisproportionateRetribution murders his wife, son, and son's cat upon finding out about Kayako's crush on Peter.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.]]



* SingleTear: [[spoiler:Aubrey, towards the end of the second film.]]

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* SickeningCrunch: Heard when Kayako has her neck snapped, when her body tumbles out of the attic, and also occasionally [[HellIsThatNoise when she moves around]]. In the second movie, it's also heard when [[spoiler:Aubrey has her neck snapped]], and in the third movie when [[spoiler:Naoko has her knee broken]].
* SingleTear: [[spoiler:Aubrey, towards Karen [[TearsOfFear lets out one]] when she sees Kayako for the end of first time, as does Aubrey, when she realises [[spoiler: that she's stumbled into the second film.exact same timeframe as the Saeki murders and has taken Kayako's place.]]



* SpookyPhotographs: [[spoiler:Eason]] is killed when Kayako emerges from [[spoiler:a photograph he is in the process of developing]]. Later, after Aubrey discovers the corpse of [[spoiler:Eason]] and is subsequently menaced by Kayako, all of the photos in the darkroom change to show Kayako's face staring out of all of them.

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* SpookyPhotographs: [[spoiler:Eason]] is killed when Kayako emerges from [[spoiler:a a photograph he is in the process of developing]]. developing. Later, after Aubrey discovers the corpse of [[spoiler:Eason]] and is subsequently menaced by Kayako, almost all of the photos in the darkroom change to show Kayako's face staring out of all of them.
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