Picture from 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.

Violence D
Sexual Content B-
Profanity A
Substance Use A

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for mature thematic material, disturbing images/terror/violence, and some sensuality.

The Grudge

The most recent home video release of this 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.