The Grudge Movie

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Who's Involved:

Jason Behr, Bill Pullman, Stephen Susco, Sam Raimi, Takashi Shimizu, Rob Tapert, Taka Ichise, Yuya Ozeki, Sarah Michelle Gellar, William Mapother, Clea DuVall, Grace Zabriskie, Ted Raimi, Rosa Blasi, Takako Fuji

Release Date:

Friday, October 22, 2004

mature thematic material, disturbing images/terror/violence, and some sensuality

Runtime: 1 hr, 40 m
Language: English

Plot: What's the story about?

The normal façade of a modest house in Tokyo belies the hidden terror within. It is possessed by a violent plague that destroys the lives of everyone who enters. Known as 'The Grudge,' this curse causes its victims to die in the grip of a powerful rage. Those who are fatally afflicted by the curse die and a new curse is born--passed like a virus to all those who enter the house in an endless, growing chain of horror. 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.

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Who stars in The Grudge: Cast List

"Possession" , "The Air I Breathe"  

"The Tattooist" , "Skinwalkers"  

"Addicted to Fresno" , "Passengers"  

"Another Earth" , "Blackhat"  

"Dark Waters" , "Vice"  


"Polaroid" , "Wrong Cops"  

"The Grudge 2"  


"Spider-Man 3" , "My Name is Bruce"  

Who's making The Grudge: Crew List

A look at the The Grudge behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Takashi Shimizu last directed Marebito and The Grudge 2. The film's writer Stephen Susco last wrote Unfriended: Dark Web and Beyond the Reach.


Stephen Susco


Taka Ichise
Sam Raimi
Rob Tapert


Sony Pictures


Production Companies

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Production: What we know about The Grudge?

Filming Timeline

  1. December 1969: The film was in Completed status.

The Grudge Release Date: When was the film released?

The Grudge was released in 2004 on Friday, October 22, 2004 (). There were 5 other movies released on the same date, including Surviving Christmas, The Machinist and Finding Neverland.

When will the movie be on Blu-ray & DVD?

Tuesday, February 1, 2005

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