A still from the Japanese horror film, Ju-On: The Grudge (2002). Japanese film director Takashi Shimizu has turned one scary premise into a decades-spanning horror franchise. A still from the Japanese horror film, Ju-On: The Grudge (2002). Japanese film director Takashi Shimizu has turned one scary premise into a decades-spanning horror franchise.
A still from the Japanese horror film, Ju-On: The Grudge (2002). Japanese film director Takashi Shimizu has turned one scary premise into a decades-spanning horror franchise.

How Ju-On: The Grudge creator Takashi Shimizu turned one scary premise into a horror franchise that’s spanned decades

  • When Shimizu was asked to create a series of creepy shorts for a mobile phone company, little did he know it would spawn a horror dynasty
  • Having started with a TV movie called Ju-On: The Curse in 2000, the franchise comprises books, a TV show and a video game, as well as movies

Topic |   Asian cinema: Japanese films
A still from the Japanese horror film, Ju-On: The Grudge (2002). Japanese film director Takashi Shimizu has turned one scary premise into a decades-spanning horror franchise. A still from the Japanese horror film, Ju-On: The Grudge (2002). Japanese film director Takashi Shimizu has turned one scary premise into a decades-spanning horror franchise.
A still from the Japanese horror film, Ju-On: The Grudge (2002). Japanese film director Takashi Shimizu has turned one scary premise into a decades-spanning horror franchise.
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