The Grudge parents guide

The Grudge

Overall C+

Sarah Michelle Gellar plays ghostbuster in this haunted house yarn about an evil spirit that insists on killing everyone who drops by for a visit. Filmed in Japan, Gellar's character, Kare Davis, is an American exchange student volunteering at a home care agency in return for university credit. When one of the regular nurses doesn't show up for work, Kare is asked to sub for the day.

Release date October 22, 2004

Violence D
Sexual Content B-
Profanity A
Substance Use A

Why is The Grudge rated PG-13? The MPAA rated The Grudge PG-13 for mature thematic material, disturbing images/terror/violence, and some sensuality.

Run Time: 96 minutes

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The Grudge
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Frightening Scenes
Alberta 14A Frightening Scenes
Manitoba 18A
Ontario PG Frightening Scenes, Not Recommended for Young Children
Quebec 13+ Horror
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video 14A

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News About "The Grudge"

Cast and Crew

The Grudge is directed by and stars Sarah Michelle Gellar.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of The Grudge movie is March 24, 2009. Here are some details…

Release Date: 24 March 2009

The Grudge comes to Blu-ray DIsc with six featurettes, two audio commentaries, a peek at the short film Ju-On, deleted scenes, a photo montage from the production designer’s notebook and interactive BD Live features.


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Aside from possible religious issues, The Others is one of the few horror movies we can recommend for teen viewing. For much younger audiences who are interested in Japanese ghost stories, check out the family friendly My Neighbor Totoro.