The Grudge (2004)
Director: Takashi Shimizu
Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jason Behr, Clea DuVall
Storyline: An American nurse moves to Tokyo and gets exposed to a haunting curse.
Review (spoils): Yet another remake after the great success of The Ring. This time the film is Jun-on and it involves the queen of hotness Sarah Michelle Gellar. We have Karen (Sarah Michelle Gellar) who moves to Tokyo for work and this leads to her to a house that has a haunting and vengeful spirit. This spirit possesses and travels and kills. The haunting of a young woman named Kayako who has pale skin, long dark hair, wide eyes, and crawls due to her broken ankle.
The film works off sound effects more than anything and the scares do work well with this in mind. The acting is pretty decent and it did not stray far from the original film, such as the little boy, the noises of the spirit and the story of Kayako. Do not think of gore or blood for this film as it runs off of jumps and haunting scares.
Rating: I do not mind this remake; maybe it is because it is Sarah Michelle Gellar who always reminded me of Lexi Belle or maybe it is because it is not that bad overall. It is still not as great as the original and it is not an awesome of remake like The Ring. But it served its purpose and that was to tell a tale and to scare.