First let me say that I am not a big horror film fan, other than the classic Hitchcock. With that said, there isn’t much to be said for this film. There were a few times where I jumped in my seat, but not too many. I think mainly that was due to an implausible story line that just made it not too scary. As far as horror films go, this one is very tame. Not much graphic violence, hardly any foul language. I was impressed with the writer’s and director’s taste for not including all that gratuitous stuff.
The house is haunted by, Japanese Legend has it, as a result of a passionate and violent killing. It is said that once connected with the house, the “grudge” will never let you go. Pretty far-fetched stuff.
The Grudge can’t receive the Dove Seal because of the occult theme of the film. Some adults may enjoy the film if they are avid horror film buffs. Otherwise, rent Psycho, or Rear Window or The Birds or any other classic Hitchcock tale.