Trio of supernatural chillers starring Sarah Michelle Gellar. In 'The Grudge' (2004), the title refers to the curse of one who dies in the grip of a powerful rage. Karen (Gellar) is an exchange student working for a Japanese medical centre. Covering for another nurse she attends to an old American woman, Emma, and while there unknowingly uncovers the source of the curse. Each time the curse finds a new victim, it is reborn. Karen must somehow escape the fits of rage and madness to avoid certain death. In 'The Grudge II' (2006), the vengeful and terrible curse continues to consume and petrify all in its path as we are shown three seemingly unconnected stories. An American girl (Amber Tamblyn) discovers her sister (Gellar) is being held in a Japanese hospital and is simultaneously under suspicion of arson/murder in which her boyfriend has died. She immediately goes to be at her sister's side but is intercepted by a journalist who informs her that her sister is being consumed by a dark force. At the same time, an American girl (Arielle Kebbel) at an international school elsewhere in Tokyo is trying to get in with the school's top girls. She'll do anything to be accepted so when she's told to go into a mysterious burned-out house, she doesn't question it. Jake (Matthew Knight) is living with his dad who has remarried quite soon after Jake's mother's death. Jake is becoming sullen and withdrawn. He's easily drawn to a mysterious, equally withdrawn neighbour. Finally, in 'The Return' (2006), Joanna Mills (Gellar) is a successful salesperson for a Midwestern truck company and, on the surface, has everything going for her. Privately, she's being stalked by a former lover and hasn't spoken to her father (Sam Shepard) in years. Worse yet, she's haunted by brutal visions of the grisly murder of a woman she doesn't know, and begins to suspect that the murderer is coming after her next.