Grudge 3, The
Jake has survived Kayako and Toshio’s attack on the appartment building in Chicago (see the first sequel) but he’s still not safe. When Kayako manages to get to him in the psychiatric hospital, his doctor, Sullivan goes to the appartment looking for answers. There she meets some of the only remaining residents, janitor Max and his two sisters Lisa and Rose, who have no clue that the grudge is still very much alive and is targeting them at this very moment. Luckily, a Japanese woman by the name of Naoko seems to understand what’s going on, but will she be able to stop the deadly ghosts before they kill again?
Sound and Vision:
Nothing special to be said about the image and sound. Things are what you would expect from a recent dvd but the amount of detail in some of the darker scenes could have been better.
The surround sound does a nice job adding some atmosphere with effects coming out of the surround speakers and the subwoofer mildly giving support.
The Grudge 3 continues the haunting of the Chicago appartment building but is far from interesting. The first Grudge movie – although a clear steal in style from The Ring – was still enjoyable while the sequel already was a lot less. This third part continues the same line with even less interesting characters that are even more stupid. Bodies are falling left and right and nobody has a clue that something’s wrong? How believable is that?
The most ridiculous piece, however, is the part where one inhabitant’s daughter goes missing and nobody seems to even wonder where she’s gone, including mommy who we see little later doing a fine job of painting right before she herself gets killed. What’s up with the script people? Also the scare scenes are all but scary as we’ve seen them all before and the ending is as predictable as it can get.
No, The Grudge 3 is all but a great movie and not even a fun horror film. Keep away from this one.