Takashi Shimizu Ju On Movie Comparison

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Ju-on is a Japanese horror film written by Takashi Shimizu. The movie was released in the year 2000, and it changed the genre of horror in many ways. The movie consisted of seven different stories that all connected in a way at the end. The Japanese movie made a big impact not only in Japan, but also in America. Four years after Ju-on was released, an American remake of the movie was released and was called The Grudge. The Grudge was directed by the original maker of Ju-on, Takashi Shimizu. Both kind of have the same story; however, they do have a couple of differences like language, color, different characters, but the same monster, which is the mother Kayako Saeki. Moreover, the American version of the grudge has an additional monster which is the kid Toshio Saeki.…show more content…
Both films take place in Japan, have the same director, and story, but they have different characters playing the different movies. The Japanese version include Japanese characters and the language spoken is Japanese, but the American version includes American/Japanese characters which are the mother and son. Ju-on’s story is a little confusing and not all the plot details are explained. I was confused most of the time while watching the movie because I did not understand what was going on in the house, which was apparently cursed, and with the little kid being in the closet and not showing up to school. I was mainly confused on how the movie would jump from one story to another without explaining what was happening instead of sticking to one story and focusing on it. Although the film had subtitles, I never really understood the story until we started to discuss it in class after it

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