By Calum-Oracle on Nov 08, 2004
We went to see The Grudge at the weekend, an English language re-working of the Japanese Ju-On fright flick (and its sequels). Reviews had been mixed here (as they had in the States), but the majority pointed to the 'worth seeing and really quite scary' end of the scale.
It would probably have worked better had the cinema not been half-full of underage kids who couldn't decide whether to giggle all the way through or just scream occasionally at the wrong bits, and therefore decided just to do both... but while it was nicely made, it had a few loose ends, and I never find that films where the all the scary parts are precluded by scary music ever really end up being all that scary. Julie thought otherwise, however :)