Saturday, November 02, 2013

Ju-on: The Grudge

The film opens with a gruesome scene that ensures you are awake and alert. The pace slows down as the attention shifts to a squalid house occupied by an old woman. The house is the location of the ju-on which in Japanese means a curse that takes a life of its own and seeks new victims. The third installment in the series by Takashi Shimizu is split in to inter-connected vignettes, following various individuals and their creepy encounters in the house. The film has a taunt and eerie atmosphere but after a too many shots of a kid painted white causes the initial creepiness to drift away from the viewer. 

Rating: * *

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