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THE GRUDGE <span>(2019)</span> artwork


Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 94

Ratings Info strong gore, violence, threat

Genre(s) Horror

Director(s) Nicolas Pesce

Cast includes Betty Gilpin, Andrea Riseborough, Lin Shaye

Summary THE GRUDGE is a horror film in which a ghost causes those who enter a haunted house to die.

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

  • Suitable only for 15 years and over icon15

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 20/12/2019

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE GRUDGE is a horror film in which people are killed, or made to kill themselves, by a demonic entity.

Injury detail

There is sight of dead bodies, sometimes with bloody injury detail, as well as sight of very heavily decomposed corpses. In one scene it is suggested a man has gouged out his own eyes, although the gouging is not shown. In another scene it is suggested that a woman has cut off her own fingers, under the influence of a supernatural entity.


There are scenes of strong and sometimes bloody violence, when people are forced to kill others by a supernatural entity, or when they take their own lives in order to get away from the entity. In one scene a woman holds a child under bath water in order to drown the child and in another a man's limbs are broken and contorted after he is pushed down a staircase.

Threat and horror

There are a number of scenes of strong threat and horror, including regular 'jump' scares, as an entity suddenly appears behind people, or out of the shadows, and grabs at them. There are also sequences of suspense in which people enter a haunted house and other darkened spaces to investigate supernatural sounds and movements.

There are references to suicide and assisted dying, but always in a supernatural context where the suicides are motivated by people wanting to get away from the supernatural entity. There is also infrequent use of strong language ('f**k').


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