Saturday, April 12, 2014

The Grudge (2004)

After checking out Hannibal, it was time to have a late night scary movie night with the daughters. While I have become more cautious about what they watch as the sit inside the dreaded tween years, it is still something I enjoy once in a while. My choice for the evening, 2004s The Grudge.

Plot/ An American nurse living and working in Tokyo is exposed to a mysterious supernatural curse, one that locks a person in a powerful rage before claiming their life and spreading to another victim.

It had been a while since I had seen this one, so it was a refreshing trip down the spiral. This is one of my favorites from the franchise, and it comes across in a way that it is a joy to watch with the daughters on a scary movie night (and at PG-13, it works as well). The acting is solid, the scare, while somewhat predictable, work, and the storyline and scripting are spot on. Yes, some of the story may be a touch incoherent, but that matters naught in this entry and the lack of blood and gore only adds to the atmosphere. In the end, this is an entertaining flick that holds up rather well a decade later. If you have not seen it, check it out!

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