The Grudge


1h 28m 2004

Brief Synopsis

Karen is an exchange student studying social work in Japan who innocently agrees to cover for a nurse who didn't show up for work. When she enters the assigned home, she discovers an elderly American woman, Emma, who is lost in a catatonic state while the rest of the house appears deserted and disheveled. As she is tending to the stricken old woman, Karen hears scratching sounds from upstairs. When she investigates, she is faced with a supernatural horror more frightening than she could ever imagine. Within this house, a chain of terror has been set in motion resulting from a terrifying evil that was born years before. As more people die, Karen is pulled into the cycle of horror and learns the secret of the vengeful curse that has taken root in this house. Now she must stop it before it's too late.

Film Details

Also Known As
Grudge, Ju-On
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Adaptation
Horror
Release Date
2004
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Releasing
Location
Toho Studios, Tokyo, Japan

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 28m

Synopsis

Karen is an exchange student studying social work in Japan who innocently agrees to cover for a nurse who didn't show up for work. When she enters the assigned home, she discovers an elderly American woman, Emma, who is lost in a catatonic state while the rest of the house appears deserted and disheveled. As she is tending to the stricken old woman, Karen hears scratching sounds from upstairs. When she investigates, she is faced with a supernatural horror more frightening than she could ever imagine. Within this house, a chain of terror has been set in motion resulting from a terrifying evil that was born years before. As more people die, Karen is pulled into the cycle of horror and learns the secret of the vengeful curse that has taken root in this house. Now she must stop it before it's too late.

Crew

Hiroshi Abe

Sound Mixer

Masanori Adachi

Assistant Director

Tobin Adams

Assistant

Tobin Adams

Production Coordinator

Toshitaka Akaike

Assistant Camera

Daisuke Akazawa

Best Boy Grip

Chiho Asada

Interpreter

Tomoko Asai

On-Set Dresser

Eric Aycock

Assistant Costume Designer

Jenifer Berr

Stand-In

Jeff Betancourt

Editor

Max Blomgren

Music Engineer

Yoichi Chiashi

Assistant Camera

Hiroshi Chono

Assistant Director

Shawn Holly Cookson

Costume Designer

Jennifer Craig

Production Assistant

Jose Cruz Manalang

Production Assistant

Gloria D'alessandro

Dialogue Editor

Doug Davison

Executive Producer

Kayoko K Dietsche

Interpreter

Joe Drake

Executive Producer

Mamoru Ebisawa

Chief Lighting Technician

Dianne Ensor

Makeup

Lukas Ettlin

Photography

Robert Fernandez

Music Engineer

Rick Franklin

Sound Effects Editor

Ryosuke Fujita

Best Boy Grip

Masaaki Fukuda

Special Makeup Effects

Satoshi Fukushima

Line Producer

Shingo Gima

Assistant Camera

Shunsuke Gondo

Stunt Double

Rintaro Hamasaki

Location Manager

Toyokazu Hashimoto

Digital Effects

Andrew Heinbold

Animator

Steven Heinbold

Animator

Aubrey Henderson

Coproducer

Chikara Higami

Assistant Director

Miho Hohjoh

Interpreter

Marti D Humphrey

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Kaori Ichijou

Stunt Double

Takashige Ichise

Producer

Jun Igarashi

Construction Coordinator

Hiroshi Iimura

Chief Lighting Technician

Nobuya Ishida

Digital Effects

Yoshie Ishiguro

Assistant Editor

Akiko Ishii

Stand-In

Kiyoshi Ito

Assistant Camera

Yuji Ito

Production Assistant

Yuko Ito

On-Set Dresser

Kory Jones

Visual Effects Supervisor

Ryan Juggler

Adr Editor

Eri Kada

Production Assistant

Nathan Kahane

Executive Producer

Kiyoshi Kakizawa

Sound Mixer

Aaron Kaminar

Animator

Sayuri Kanamori

Interpreter

Masao Kanazawa

Chief Lighting Technician

Satoshi Kanda

Assistant Art Director

Katsumi Kaneda

Set Designer

Reiko Kato

Interpreter

Reiko Kato

Assistant

Akiko Kawano

Makeup

Yukari Kawano

Assistant Camera

Taka "bart" Kawatsu

Production Assistant

Michael Kirk

Coproducer

Shuichi Kishiura

Special Effects Supervisor

Naoko Kojyo

Assistant Art Director

Takahiro Komaki

Construction Coordinator

Masato Komatsu

Sound

Tomoko Kotakemori

Assistant Art Director

Ai Ling Lee

Sound Effects Editor

Roy Lee

Executive Producer

Edward Licht

Production Supervisor

Carsten Lorenz

Executive Producer

Yoshitaka Makigi

Special Effects Assistant

Nana Maniwa

Production Assistant

Sean Maramatso

Dialogue Coach

Danny Martinez

Visual Effects Producer

Mato

Color Timer

Yuichi Matsu

Special Makeup Effects

Hajime Matsumoto

Digital Effects Supervisor

Hajime Matsumoto

Visual Effects Supervisor

Showa Matsumoto

Sound Mixer

Masako Matsumura

Production Assistant

Satoko Matsuyama

Wardrobe

Makoto Meguro

Assistant Director

Matthew Milam

Assistant

Thomas Milano

Music Editor

Tomoko Miyachi

Production Coordinator

Harue Miyake

Assistant

Sachiko Miyaqawa

On-Set Dresser

Toyohiro Miyata

Assistant Director

Fumihiro Miyoshi

Special Makeup Effects

Noriyuki Mizuguchi

Director Of Photography

Yuri Morikawa

Assistant Production Accountant

Maureen Mottram

Production Accountant

Sachie Munemura

Makeup

Hayato Muraoka

Assistant Camera

Atsuko Murata

Special Effects Assistant

Hidenori Nagata

Chief Lighting Technician

Yumiko Nakamura

Wardrobe

Takashi Nakazato

Sound Mixer

Sujin Nam

Music Coordinator

Nancy Nayor

Casting

Natsuko Nezu

Production Accountant

Keiichi Nishoka

Special Effects Assistant

Jane O'kane

Makeup

Atsushi Ogaswara

Chief Lighting Technician

Katsuhiro Ogawa

Production Manager

Yoichiro Ohashi

Chief Lighting Technician

Tomoya Ohhata

Digital Effects

Shigenori Ohno

Digital Effects

Taskuya Okada

Production Assistant

Kazuhiro Okamoto

Camera Operator

Asami Okuse

Wardrobe

Paul N. J. Ottosson

Supervising Sound Editor

Tatsuo Ozeki

Set Decorator

Jonathan Price

Music Engineer

Raymond Quinlan

Line Producer

Sam Raimi

Producer

Patricia Rivera

Assistant

Carin Rogers

Adr Supervisor

Carin Rogers

Dialogue Editor

Nathan Ross

Visual Effects Supervisor

David Russell

Music Engineer

Hideo Saito

Stunt Coordinator

Iwao Saito

Production Designer

Miyuki Saito

Assistant

Emiko Sakai

Wardrobe

Miyuki Sakaitani

Production Coordinator

Masaki Sasae

Digital Effects

Takeshi Sato

Production Assistant

Jack Schuster

Post-Production Supervisor

Takashi Seida

Photography

Kenichi Sekine

Chief Lighting Technician

Yosuke Sekizawa

Chief Lighting Technician

Lorita Shepherd

Production Accountant

Shintaro Shimosawa

Coproducer

Akihiro Shimura

Chief Lighting Technician

Kazuko Shingyoku

Production Coordinator

Kazuko Shingyoku

Script Supervisor

Koji Shinoda

On-Set Dresser

Jun Shiozaki

Assistant Director

Julia Smetankina

Stand-In

Albert Smith

Stand-In

Kevin Soares

Apprentice Editor

Valentina Solodovnyk

Stand-In

Martin St Pierre

Music Coordinator

Hiroko Stanhope

Assistant

Takeo Sugawara

Assistant Director

Nobuaki Sugiki

Visual Effects Supervisor

Stephen Susco

Screenplay

Shinji Suzuki

Assistant Camera

Yoshiko Takekuma

Digital Effects

Shimizu Takeshi

Screenplay

Shimizu Takeshi

Source Material

Kenji Takeuchi

Photography

Hiroki Taniguchi

Production Assistant

Miyuki Taniguchi

Wardrobe

Robert Tapert

Producer

Yasumasa Terui

Sound Mixer

Kathleen Thomas

Script Supervisor

Brian Valentino

Music Engineer

Dina Valenzuela

Production Accountant

Kelly Vandever

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Kelly Wagner

Casting

Yusuke Wakabayashi

Location Manager

Kazuya Watachiki

Carpenter

Amy Wilkins

Assistant Director

Masashi Yamaguchi

Casting

Miyuki Yamaguchi

Special Makeup Effects

Takeshi Yamaguchi

Digital Effects Artist

Hideo Yamamoto

Director Of Photography

Hanako Yanagi

On-Set Dresser

Yoshiko Yasuoka

Effects Coordinator

Kyoko Yauchi

Art Director

Irene Yeung

Assistant

Kazushiko Yokono

Sound Mixer

Tadashi Yokoyama

Key Grip

Shota Yoshikawa

Camera Operator

Christopher Young

Music

Film Details

Also Known As
Grudge, Ju-On
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Adaptation
Horror
Release Date
2004
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Releasing
Location
Toho Studios, Tokyo, Japan

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 28m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall October 22, 2004

Released in United States on Video February 1, 2005

Script will combine elements from the original film "Ju-On" and its three sequels.

English-language remake of "Ju-On" (Japan) written and directed by Takashi Shimizu.

Kodak

Released in United States Fall October 22, 2004

Released in United States on Video February 1, 2005