“The Grudge” is a truly terrifying and enjoyable film, a claim that can seldom be made about any flick these days. The plot is a bit mixed up, but in the midst of all the chills it sends up your spine, that hardly seems to matter. The thrills begin as soon as the movie starts.
Sarah Michelle Gellar shines as Karen, an exchange student studying social work in Japan. She innocently enters the house of horror and by the time she realizes what’s happening, it’s almost too late. The facts she brings to light about this Tokyo building are truly terrifying as she races to beat a curse that possesses and destroys anyone who enters it.
I recommend this movie and believe anyone who likes thrillers or horror movies will enjoy “The Grudge” immensely. I forgot the best part, by the way: it’s PG-13, because there is just a tiny bit of gore and, best of all, there’s no swearing!
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