Sunday, 7 October 2007

Ju-On: The Grudge

Writer/Dir: Takashi Shimizu (Marebito / The Stranger from Afar, The Grudge <2004>, The Grudge 2)
Cast: Megumi Okina, Misaki Ito, Misa Uehara, Yui Ichikawa
Japan, 2003

Seen: October 28, 2006 thanks to TMN

Reason to see: Great way to warm up to Halloween is to see scary movies!

This is a very creepy film, and it’s all about the visuals and the story. If you like films like Ringu or The Ring than this will be up your alley. Everyday settings that quickly become creepy, questionable characters and moments where your own eyes trick you are here in abundance. I will admit I didn’t 100% understand the logic story but that is most likely due to closing my eyes at the creepiest parts.

It’s a great film for a fun night of scary movies, but it’s not so scary that I’d imagine it would keep anyone up at night. Unsettling and wild, yes… but not to the point of creating irrevocable damage.

Side note: For those whom may tend to push aside movies that have subtitles, take a chance on this one you won’t be disappointed.

Shannon's Overall View:
I enjoyed it
I will watch it again
I recommend it for scary movie fans

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© Shannon Ridler, 2007


Sacred Suzie said...

It's weird, I didn't find this to be a scary movie and I watched it absolutely all alone. I did like the story though and it was creepy...I guess for me I was expecting "The Ring" kind of scary. I'm glad you liked it too Shannon!

Shannon the Movie Moxie said...

Wow, you didn't find it scary? You are such a trooper! I was totally creeped out from this one. Just goes to show everyone is different!

The Mad Hatter said...

I actually got to see this one at the 2002 TIFF (it was part of the midnight madness that year).

It had a good creep factor in the way that all the scares were done in a good low-budget way.

The crowd went wild for the kid peeking through the elevator window.

Shannon the Movie Moxie said...

Wow Hatter, I wish I had seen this at TIFF, sounds like it was a wild ride!

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