|“||It will spread beyond the House. It will grow and destroy everything it touches. There can be no end to what has started||„|
|~ Mrs. Kawamata refuses to help Aubrey end the curse|
Mrs. Kawamata is one of the antagonists in The Grudge 2 and one of the main antagonists in The Grudge film series. She is responsible for the titular Grudge being born because she was an exorcist, an itako in Japanese. Mrs. Kawamata was the mother of Kayako Saeki, the mother-in-law of Takeo Saeki, and the grandmother of Toshio Saeki. She was very old by the time of The Grudge 2.
Mrs. Kawamata was cruel as a mother, she would make her daughter Kayako eat evil spirits by sucking out the blood of possessed victims and giving the blood to Kayako to drink. Kayako's other sister, Naoko, was made to watch these horrific exorcisms, which made Naoko frightened of her mother and Kayako hate her mother.
Mrs. Kawamata was living a reclusive life in an old hovel of a cottage when Aubrey came to visit her, having heard of her from Eason, a journalist investigating the paranormal. When Eason was killed by Kayako Aubrey decided to end it and went to see Mrs. Kawamata, who refused to help Aubrey, because she said a chain of events had been set into motion which could never go away. She also stated the curse would take over the world.
Suddenly, Mrs. Kawamata saw her daughter's ghost in the room with her, invisible to Aubrey, and Mrs. Kawamata screamed and fell backwards, trying to escape, but her daughter's ghost knelt down before her and sucked her life out of her. So Kayako claimed her mother and avenged her cruelty to her and her sister.
Notes and Trivia
- Though the character was exclusive for The Grudge series, American adaptation of Ju-On film series, Ms. Kawamata's counterpart in Ju-On series does present, but is simply depicted as a neglectful mother instead of an evil exorcist.