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Ju-on: The Grudge 2 (2003)
"Ju-on 2" (original title)

R  |   |  Drama, Horror  |  5 September 2003 (South Korea)
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As their curse spreads on all around, the ghosts find their chance to live once again through the pregnancy of a cursed woman.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Noriko Sakai ...
Kyoko Harase
Chiharu Niiyama ...
Tomoka Miura
Kei Horie ...
Noritaka Yamashita
Yui Ichikawa ...
Ayumu Saitô ...
Masashi Ishikura
Emi Yamamoto ...
Megumi Ôbayashi
Erika Kuroishi ...
Hiromi
Kaoru Mizuki ...
Aki Harase
Shinobu Yûki ...
Kaoru Ishikura
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Toshio Saeki (as Yûya Ozeki)
Shingo Katsurayama ...
Keisuke Ôkuni
Fumika Hidejima ...
DJ
Hidetoshi Kageyama ...
Kazumasa Ishikura
Hiroko Toda ...
Shojo Yaku no Haiyû
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While driving , the pregnant horror-movie actress Kyôko Harase and her fiancé are in a car crash caused by the Toshio's friend. Kyôko loses her baby and her fiancé winds up in a coma. Kyôko was cursed together with a television crew when they shot a show in the haunted house where Kayako was brutally murdered by her husband years ago. While each member of the team dies or disappears, Kyôko is informed that she has a three-and-a-half-month-old fetus in her womb. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Aside from the ghosts the only actor to return from the previous film is Yui Ichikawa as Chiharu. See more »

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Follows Ju-on: The Grudge (2002) See more »

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Machigai
Music by Hikari
Lyrics by Kei Noguchi
Performed by Suitei Shôjo
Courtesy of Epic Records Japan
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Freaky!
31 May 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The rage of Kayako and her son Toshio continue in this sequel to "Ju-On: The Grudge." Creepier and scarier than the first film, Ju-On 2 begins with a young couple and a tragic car accident which leaves a pregnant television star named Kyoko devastated. With her fiancé in a coma and her unborn baby supposedly lost, she continues with her blossoming career in horror films. But when she agrees to appear in a pseudo-documentary about the "haunted house" where Kayako and Toshio still "reside," the virus of the Grudge begins anew. Soon, everyone involved with the production is missing or dead, and Kyoko, who has recently been informed that her baby is not lost after all, begins to realize that what she is carrying may not be hers at all.

Ju-On 2 is definitely much more scarier than its predecessor. Disturbing sound effects, jerky camera movements and one dizzy nightmarish scene after another literally left me reeling, feeling as confused and freaked out as the characters in the film. There are some great visual effects here; Kayako and her wild hair spread over a ceiling, tendrils dropping down into lethal nooses; a wig come to hideous life and the ghostly blue Toshio staring out of the darkness. The ending was a work of morbid art, leaving me quite stunned. "Ju-On 2" has proved beyond a doubt that sequels are not always a bad thing, and sometimes, they're even better!

Highly recommended!


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