Directed by: Toby Wilkins
Writers: Takashi Shimizu, Brad Keene
Starring by: Matthew Knight, Shawnee Smith, Mike Straub
Genres: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A young Japanese woman who holds the key to stopping the evil spirit of Kayako, travels to the haunted Chicago apartment from the sequel, to stop the curse of Kayako once and for all.
Reviewed byjhpstrydomVote: 7/10
Even though its DTV, THE GRUDGE 3 is a good addition to the series, the acting is better than what you'd expect, and the director Toby Wilkins managed to keep it from looking cheap and tacky, and the script, this time provided by Brad Keene, had a few good twist and turns, and was certainly more bloody than the first and the second, that both had scripts provided by Stephen Susco.
The other fact that Toshio and the woman (Pardon me I forgot how to spell her name) have been re cast does not hinder the film one bit, Overall, its definitely a good sequel, and could have gone theatrical, considering that there are worst films that did go theatrical, need I mention THE HILLS HAVE EYES 2 or BUG (especially BUG).
6 out of 10
Reviewed bykairinglerVote: 6/10
don't know what i wanna attack first,, this one was so well off,, from the first two. you didn't have the fear of what lies beyond,, not knowing what is in front of you like the first two. the kills were too stylized, should have never set it in chicago.. the couple always wanted to have sex in the apartment building ruined it for me,, just another campy American horror movie. i dind't really care for the characters that much,, this film just really did not sit well with me at all,, i mean the storyline wasn't bad,, i just think that somewhere along the line things just went horribly wrong,, i think that i really wouldn't recommend this one if you like the first two.
Reviewed byclaudio_carvalhoVote: 6/10
In Chicago, the boy Jake (Matthew Knight) is interned in a mental institution and his therapist Dr. Sullivan (Shawnee Smith) does not believe that he is haunted by the ghost of the boy Toshio. When Jake is killed in his cell with all his bones broken, Dr. Sullivan decides to investigate further with open-mind. Meanwhile, Lisa (Johanna Braddy), who is the sister of the super Max (Gil McKinney) of Jake's building, steals the key of apartment 305 to have sex with her boyfriend Andy (Beau Mirchoff). When she realizes that the spot is a crime scene, she immediately returns to her apartment, where she lives with Max and their sister Rose (Jadie Hobson). In the meantime, the Japanese Naoko (Emi Ikehata) decides to travel from Tokyo to Chicago to stop the curse of her sister Kayako. She meets Lisa and tells that she needs hers and Rose's help her to stop the fiend of her sister, but Lisa does not accept the offer. When Max is possessed by the evil spirit of Daisuke (Takatsuma Mukai), Lisa visits Naoko but it may be too late to stop the curse.
"The Grudge 3" is better and better than the second movie of the franchise. The screenplay is well-developed and the ghosts are very creepy and scary. Max recalls Jack Nicholson's character in "The Shining" when he is possessed. Lisa is a character quite dumb and her stupid attitude refusing to help Naoko is the weakest part of this good sequel. Now it seems that Naoko has reborn the curse, but I hope the producers stop this franchise. My vote is six.
Title (Brazil): "O Grito 3" ("The Scream 3")