The Grudge 3 (2009) Movie Review

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The Grudge 3 (2009)

2009 | R | Horror, Thriller, Mystery
90 minutes / 1h 30min

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The Grudge 3 Plot Synopsis:

A young Japanese woman who holds the key to stopping the evil spirit of Kayako, travels to the haunted Chicago apartment from the sequel, to stop the curse of Kayako once and for all.

The Grudge 3 (2009) Review

The Grudge 3 (2009) is a 1h 30-min rated R American/Japanese supernatural mystery-thriller horror film that is the third installment in The Grudge series and was shot in Sofia, Bulgaria, and Chicago, Illinois, USA. The Grudge 3 was a direct to video had an estimated budget of $5 million and grossed over $38 million from DVD sales. Director Toby Wilkins (Splinter (2008), Teen Wolf (2011), Chosen (2013-2014)) did an awful job executing the poorly written screenplay. The movie contains graphic bloody violence, gore, bad language, frightening scenes for nonhorror fans, and terrible special effects.

The Grudge 3 started with flashbacks from the first two films and then right off from where Grudge 2 left off in New York City. The flashbacks are a nice touch for newcomers to the franchise and The Grudge fans. I am coming clean before I say anything else about this film - I am tired of seeing an Asian girl who appears wherever she deems fit with the intention of killing people one way or another. It should be of no surprise that The Grudge 3 is similar to its two predecessors with the difference being that this movie has some Kayako CGI appearances that were not done right.

Jake (Matthew Knight - The Grudge 2 (2006), My Babysitter’s a Vampire (2011-2012), The Greatest Game Ever Played (2005)) was the only survivor from the second movie and is now in an asylum under Dr. Sullivan care. Jake has tried several times to escape. Kayako attacks him and is seen on security cameras footages, but Kayako cannot be seen. Kayako’s sister Naoko (Emi Ikehata - The Hirosaki Players (2010), The Winter Butterfly (2010), Song of the Canefields (2003)) who resides in Tokyo hears/see the news of Jake being attacked and assumes that Kayako is responsible. Naoko sets off on a journey to Chicago while Dr. Sullivan investigates Jake’s death.

The Grudge 3 is the worst in the series and did not bring anything new to the table except for crappy CGI that most desktop users can do a better job on their computer then The Grudge 3 department.

  • The Grudge 3 Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 3
  • Overall Score: 4.17
  • IMDB: 4.8

About The Grudge 3 2009

Title: The Grudge 3
Year: 2009
Runtime: 90 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Mystery
Reviewer: Score: 1.5 / 5 stars Avg. Rating: 2.09/5 stars from 15,127 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 15,127 MPAA Rating: R
The Grudge 3 Cast Starring: Takashi Matsuyama, Takako Fuji, Shawnee Smith, Michael McCoy, Matthew Knight, Yuya Ozeki, Johanna Braddy, Mike Straub, Nahana, Ohga Tanaka, Kim Miyori, Kyoka Takizawa, Masanobu Yada, Beau Mirchoff, Marina Sirtis, Gil McKinney, Laura Giosh, Aiko Horiuchi, Shimba Tsuchiya, Emi Ikehata, Takatsuna Mukai, Jadie Rose Hobson, Mihaela Nankova
The Grudge 3 Writers: Takashi Shimizu, Brad Keene
The Grudge 3 Director: Toby Wilkins
Production: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Language: English, Japanese
Country: USA, Japan