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Introduction

Marisa C. Hayes

in Devil’s Advocates

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325291
eISBN:
9781800342255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325291.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This introductory chapter provides an overview of Ju-on: The Grudge (2002), which was written and directed by Takashi Shimizu. Ju-on: The Grudge was one of the key titles that helped launch the ... More


Conclusion

Marisa C. Hayes

in Ju-On: The Grudge

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325291
eISBN:
9781800342255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325291.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This concluding chapter highlights how, despite the mixed critical reception it received outside Japan initially, Ju-on: The Grudge (2002) went on to become a founding pillar of the contemporary ... More


A Curse is Born – Context and Background

Marisa C. Hayes

in Ju-On: The Grudge

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325291
eISBN:
9781800342255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325291.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the context and background of Ju-on: The Grudge (2002), starting with a synopsis of the film. Takashi Shimizu's Ju-on franchise was a principal instigator that drove the ... More


New Curses Are Born – Legacy

Marisa C. Hayes

in Ju-On: The Grudge

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325291
eISBN:
9781800342255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325291.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores the legacy of Takashi Shimizu's Ju-on: The Grudge (2002). The film's theatrical distribution in January of 2003 brought unexpected success in Japan and sparked a fury of ... More


Origins of the Curse – Cultural Influences

Marisa C. Hayes

in Ju-On: The Grudge

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325291
eISBN:
9781800342255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325291.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines a range of influences that helped shape Ju-on: The Grudge (2002). It explores the background of various art forms that provided a foundation for the film's themes and motifs ... More


Nature of the Curse – Analysis

Marisa C. Hayes

in Ju-On: The Grudge

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325291
eISBN:
9781800342255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325291.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter presents a detailed analysis of Ju-on: The Grudge (2002). The film's links to the revenge hauntings outlined in onryō tales are undeniable, yet it is also true that Kayako's angry ghost ... More


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