Because there is a new hero to identify with every 10 minutes, the viewer isn't drawn into a sustained suspense, but is merely subjected to a series of more or less foreseeable shocks. On January 24 comes The Turning, Hollywood's latest take on The Turning of the Screw, starring Mackenzie Davis. There will definitely be times where tight schedules don't allow for this indulgence, but staying for the credits should always be thought of as a possibility. [7] Two died mysteriously. Takako Fuji, Yuya Ozeki, and Takashi Matsuyama portray the characters Kayako Saeki, Toshio … Kayako appears, chasing Toyama away but killing Nakagawa and Igarashi. Peter killed himself because he realized this and saw the dead bodies.
She discovers Toshio, and witnesses Sachie being killed by Kayako's ghost, causing her to faint. The success of The Ring remake in part led The Grudge to itself jump stateside, in the form of a 2004 film starring Buffy the Vampire Slayer's Sarah Michelle Gellar. A long-term member of the Screen Rant family, Michael looks forward to continuing on creating new content for the site for many more years to come. Detective Nakagawa: It is said in Japan that when a person dies in extreme sorrow or rage, the emotion remains, becoming a stain upon that place. By Renaldo Matadeen Jan 03, 2020. Check out the mistake & trivia books, on Kindle and in paperback. Perfect for Halloween - Great Horror Movie Mistakes & Trivia on Kindle... 25 mistakes you never noticed in great movies, The biggest mistakes in the Harry Potter movies, The 20 biggest mistakes in The Wizard of Oz, 40 biggest mistakes in The Big Bang Theory. Most recently, Michael helped launch Screen Rant's new horror section, and is now the lead staff writer when it comes to all things frightening. "[13] Derek Elley compared the film unfavorably to both The Ring and Dark Water, writing that "In the end, “The Grudge” comes down to little more than when and where the ghostly little boy will next appear, and the final explanation is so-what."[1]. The following events are explained in their actual order; the original film is presented in a nonlinear narrative. How is this so when her son hasn't bought the house yet? When the camera shows the answering machine, you can see the display blinking between 1 (the current message) and CL (which indicates the time and date have not yet been set). To know when people like your submissions, answer your questions, reply to you, etc., please, The Saeki family, the ghost family that haunts and terrorizes everyone who enter their home, are no strangers to the Grudge franchise.

The film was directed by Takashi Shimizu and starring Sarah Michelle Gellar and Jason Behr. In the deserted Tokyo streets, many missing persons posters lie on the ground. Several years prior to the main plot, Takeo Saeki murders his wife Kayako after discovering she is in love with another man, also killing the family cat, Mar, and his son, Toshio. Whoever enters their house in Nerima, Tokyo, is eventually consumed by the curse, which spreads to the place they die in and in turn consumes anyone who comes in. Share Share Tweet Email. Of course, any moviegoer should always strongly consider sitting through to the end of the credits, even if, such as in The Grudge's case, there's nothing extra waiting to be seen. Katsuya's sister Hitomi dies shortly after Kayako's spirit follows her to her office and then her apartment. The film stars Andrea Riseborough, Demián Bichir, J… Design and text © 1996 - 2020 Jon Sandys. Notably, each American Grudge film earned worse reviews than the last. It doesn't undo the prior films though, as it's set in the same time period of the 2004 and 2006 films, albeit set in America.
The third was never found. "[11] David Kehr of The New York Times compared the film unfavorably to The Ring (1998), opining that Ju-on: The Grudge "turns into a rote series of killings, with each new sequence introduced by a title with the name of its primary victim. Ending / spoiler for The Grudge (2004), plus mistakes, quotes, trivia and more. Next week is the debut of aquatic creature feature Underwater, starring Kristen Stewart.

Ending Explained is a recurring series in which we explore the finales, secrets, and themes of interesting movies and shows, both new and old. Detectives Nakagawa and Igarashi discover Katsuya and Kazumi's bodies in the attic, and later learn of Hitomi's disappearance and the death of a security guard at her workplace.