The Grudge 3 (2009) – The Vengeful Spirits Review, Rating and Synopsis

The Grudge 3 (2009) - The Vengeful Spirits

The Grudge 3 (2009)

  • Release Date:  2009
  • Genre:  Supernatural Horror Movie
  • Director:  Toby Wilkins
  • Screenwriter:  Brad Keene
  • Cast & Crew: Matthew Knight, Shawnee Smith, Mike Straub, Aiko Horiuchi, Shimba Tsuchiya, Emi Ikehata, Takatsuna Mukai, Johanna Braddy, Beau Mirchoff, Jadie Rose Hobson, Marina Sirtis, Gil McKinney, Laura Giosh

The Grudge 3 (2009) Rating:

  • Dylan = 4 / 10;
  • Raoul = 3.5 / 10;
  • Simina = 2 / 10;
  • IMDB = 4.8 / 10;
  • Rotten Tomatoes = 2.7 / 10

The Grudge 3 (2009) Synopsis:

Jake Kimble, only survivor from Second part, stays in an asylum under the care of Dr. Sullivan and is locked in his room. He is seen attacked by Kayako in the cameras but he is not visible in it. Jake seems dead by the time Sullivan arrives there and this news reaches a young woman Naoko, sister of Kayako. Feeling that her husband is responsible, Naoko moves to Chicago. Sullivan, while investigating the case, learns that Toshio was drowned by Takeo Saeki and even he gets killed by Kayako.

By the time Naoko comes to the apartment attacks continue and the residents decide to perform Exorcism. It was initially rejected by Lisa but later accepts for it after knowing that her brother Max is possessed by Takeo Saeki. Takeo as Max learns that Naoko attempts to release her curse so attacks her and kills. Later, Lisa drinks Kayako’s blood which cause her curse to disappear. Finally, Max with possession of Takeo kills Naoko and she begins a new curse and kills him.

The Grudge 3 (2009) Review:

As often when a Horror movie is successful, the producers insist to make numerous sequels. Unfortunately for us fans, most of these money-driven projects are of poor quality (Hellraiser 3-8, Nightmare on Elm street 4,5,6, etc). This exactly what is happening with the third Grudge sequel. The concept of The Grudge is quite simplistic and it is already a miracle that it worked for two movies, but this third sequel marks the end of a great series. One major mistake the producers did was probably to let go Takashi Shimizu (who declined after directing 6 versions of his Ju-on concept!).

The incoherent movie appears as a compilation of cheap scares without any interesting story behind. Those who have seen the first two movies will probably also find the concept overused and should instead spend their time to watch the Japanese version of the original movie instead of this money-begging film.