The Grudge script
The Grudge (2004)
Synopsis: The Grudge is a 2004 American supernatural horror film and a remake of the Japanese film Ju-on: The Grudge. The film was released in North America on October 22, 2004 by Columbia Pictures,[citation needed] and was directed by Takashi Shimizu (director of all previous Ju-on films)[citation needed] while Stephen Susco scripted the film. The plot is told through a non-linear sequence of events and includes several intersecting subplots. The film was a box office success, making over $187 million against a $10 million budget, though it received only mixed reviews from critics.

KAREN:

It’s a Buddhist ritual. The

incense smoke carries the prayers

to the spirits of his ancestors, to

help them remain at peace.

CLINK. She turns as Doug, grinning, lights a cigarette with

his Zippo, flicking it shut and pocketing it.

DOUG:

It’s amazing. You’re like this

infinite storehouse of wisdom. Or

trivia. I’m not sure which.

KAREN:

It’s not trivia. It’s what they

believe. And it’s far better, by

the way, than your little pollution

ritual.

Doug’s grin softens to a smile. He doesn’t respond... but

the way he’s looking at Karen makes her curious:

KAREN:

What?

He turns away for a moment, almost shyly, dropping his

cigarette and crushing it. Finally:

Revisions (Blue) -- 1/26/04 2B.

DOUG:

Nothing. I just -- I like that

about you. You seem to be able to

remember everything that’s really

important.

She smiles. A tender moment. Then... he checks his watch.

DOUG:

Except the time.

Karen checks her own watch, realizing -

KAREN:

Oh, crap -

She grabs his hand and starts to walk quickly.

KAREN:

C’mon, you’re gonna be late.

Revisions (Blue) -- 1/26/04 3-4.

2c EXT. CAMPUS - DAY 2c

An international college in Tokyo. The autumn chill doesn’t

deter the students from enjoying the beautiful day.

Karen and Doug, still holding hands, enter the campus.

2cc EXT. NURSING CARE CENTER - DAY 2cc

Karen and Doug approach the doors of a NURSING CARE CENTER.

She pulls him to the side just as he’s stepping under a

WORKMAN’S LADDER by the doors.

KAREN:

Uh-uh. Seven years of bad luck.

(before Doug can respond:)

And I might have a vested interest

in those years.

DOUG:

Is that right?

KAREN:

Maybe.

Doug smiles, kissing her romantically. Then:

DOUG:

Will I see you tonight?

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Stephen Susco

Stephen Susco is an American film and television screenwriter who is most famous for writing the hit movies The Grudge and The Grudge 2. more…

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