The Grudge Movies in Order: Experience four times the supernatural horror with The Grudge film series based on, and a part of the larger Japanese Ju-On franchise.
Ju-On — “Curse of Grudge”, also known as “The Grudge”. According to Ju-On, when a person dies with a deep and powerful rage, a curse is born. The curse gathers in the place where that person has died or where they were frequently at, and repeats itself there. The spirits of the deceased haunt the location, potentially killing anyone who encounters the curse by any means, such as entering a cursed house or being in contact with somebody who was already cursed. The curse’s manifestation is mainly death, where the victims’ bodies may or may not disappear. The following deaths may create more curses and spread them to other locations.
The series focuses on those affected by a curse created in a house in Suginami by a deceased family’s rage that destroys the lives of everyone who comes in contact with it. Known as “the ju-on”, this curse causes its victims to become fatally afflicted with it, which in turn leads to a new curse being born and passed like a virus to all those who enter the family residence or come into contact with the curse in any way. So if you want to enjoy the thrilling horror classic then watch All The Grudge Movies in Order as follows.
How to Watch The Grudge in Order Movies (As per Release Date)
1. The Grudge
From filmmaker Sam Raimi (Spider-Man, Army of Darkness) and acclaimed Japanese director Takashi Shimizu comes a terrifying tale of horror in the tradition of The Ring and 28 Days Later. Sarah Michelle Gellar (TV’s Buffy The Vampire Slayer ) stars as an American nurse who has come to work in Tokyo. Following a series of horrifying and mysterious deaths, she encounters the vengeful supernatural spirit that possesses its victims, claims their souls, then passes its curse to another person in a spreading chain of horror. Now, she must find a way to break this supernatural spell or become the next victim of an ancient evil that never dies, but forever lives to kill.
2. The Grudge 2
Acclaimed producers Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, and Taka Ichise have re-teamed with director Takashi Shimizu and screenwriter Stephen Susco to present this heart-stopping sequel to the smash-hit thriller, The Grudge. Like its predecessor, the film features a plot that is told through a non-linear sequence of events and includes several intersecting subplots. The three main subplots include Karen’s younger sister Aubrey coming to Japan after finding out about Doug’s death, a schoolgirl named Allison being hunted by the ghosts after entering the house with two of her classmates, and a young boy named Jake whose apartment building is haunted by the ghosts of the Saeki family. Now, as the grudge spreads across the world, a new host of unsuspecting victims are about to become infected by the force that can’t be stopped — and won’t be killed.
3. The Grudge 3
From Ghost House Pictures, the makers of 30 Days of Night and The Grudge, comes the next installment in The Grudge series. How do you stop a curse that never dies? Jake, the sole survivor of The Grudge 2 massacre, is tortured by chilling visions of Kayako and Toshio that have led to his hospitalization. Jake’s caretaker, Dr. Sullivan (SHAWNEE SMITH, the Saw series) is determined to investigate his horrifying tales. She explores his Chicago home, finding another family on the brink of succumbing to the curse. It becomes clear that Jake’s terrifying stories are true, and a mysterious Japanese woman may be the only hope of banishing the spirits forever…unless her plan destroys them all. The film features a linear plotline unlike all of its predecessors, which used nonlinear sequences of events for their respective plots and subplots.
4. The Grudge
Producer Sam Raimi brings us a twisted new take on the horror classic, based on the film “Ju-On: The Grudge.” A reboot of the 2004 American remake and the original 2002 Japanese horror film Ju-On: The Grudge, the film ended up taking place before and during the events of the 2004 film and its two direct sequels. After a young mother murders her family in her own house, a single mother and detective tries to investigate and solve the case. Later, she discovers the house is cursed by a vengeful ghost that dooms those who enter it with a violent death.
The movie made more than $49 million around the world and got mixed to bad reviews from critics. They said there weren’t enough scares, the characters were shallow, and the story was boring and copied, but they liked the performances and atmosphere.
How many The Grudge Movies are there?
The Grudge film series includes FOUR (4) installments: The first movie, The Grudge (2004), is a remake of the Japanese movie Ju-On: The Grudge, and it has a similar plot. The sequel, The Grudge 2, is not a remake and has its own story, though it takes some plot points from several Japanese movies that came before it. The third movie in the series, The Grudge 3, picks up right after the second movie. In 2020, there will be a new movie called The Grudge (2020), which was originally meant to be a reboot. It takes place at the same time as this movie and its two sequels.
All The Grudge Movies in Order of Release date
Here is the list of The Grudge films in order of release:
1. The Grudge — October 22, 2004
2. The Grudge 2 — October 13, 2006
3. The Grudge 3 — May 12, 2009
4. The Grudge — January 3, 2020
Is there Future Upcoming The Grudge Movies?
In September 2019, Nicolas Pesce, who is directing The Grudge (2020), said he was interested in making a movie that combines The Grudge and the American The Ring movies. In January 2020, Pesce said that he was still interested in making a sequel that took place in a different part of the world than America or Japan and in a “less modern” time period than the first two movies.
Watching The Grudge movies in chronological order, gives you non-stop four times high thrilling supernatural horror feeling. Based on, and a part of the larger Japanese Ju-On franchise, The Grudge film series share same story line connected to each other except The Grudge (2020), Luckily, chronologically and by release date are the same. The order in which you do these things is up to you now. But when we watch it, we prefer to do so in order.
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