Ju-On: Origins - Season 1

Ju-On: Origins - Season 1

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This six-episode Netflix series explores the origins of Japanese horror classic Ju-On (The Grudge), following a paranormal researcher who searches obsessively for a cursed home where something terrible happened to a mother and her child long ago.

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Episode 1

A young actress is troubled by mysterious footsteps in her... More apartment. Intrigued, paranormal researcher Yasuo asks her to record the sounds.


Episode 2

Things change for Kiyomi and her attackers after the incident... More at the abandoned house. Tetsuya's psychic mother reaches out to Haruka.


Episode 3

Kiyomi is now a mother, but her hard life takes... More a turn for the worse. Through it all, she continues to have visions of the woman in white.


Episode 4

His obsessive search for the cursed house leads Yasuo to... More "M," an incarcerated child killer. A pregnant woman incurs her husband's wrath.


Episode 5

Yasuo realizes that he has a deep connection to the... More cursed house. After seeing her in a vision, he goes out in search of Kiyomi.


Episode 6

A young couple expecting a child moves into the house.... More To get answers, Yasuo, Haruka and Michiko all pay a visit to the cursed home.

Ju-On: Origins - Season 1 | Reviews

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The Guardian

The Guardian

It’s an odd, not completely unengaging show that tries hard to steer the franchise out of a rut by refusing to regurgitate much of the imagery we’ve come to associate with it but in its place, there’s something of an empty space instead.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

In some regards, this messy but sporadically engaging series makes for the ideal embodiment of a film series that similarly struggled to remain compelling after the initial scares subsided.

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If you have patience and the stomach for it, Ju-On: Origins a bold new direction for the franchise, carving out a new cinematic language and richer mythology while carving through its victims.

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The best thing I could say about “Ju-On: Origins” is that it reminded me why this franchise just won’t die, while pointing to what it could look like for the next two decades.

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Ju-On: Origins - Season 1 | Release Details

Ju-On: Origins - Season 1 is available to stream in New Zealand now on Netflix.