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Ju-on: The Grudge 2 (2003)
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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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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 ...
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Hidetoshi Kageyama ...
Kazumasa Ishikura
Hiroko Toda ...
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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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Followed by Ju-on: Black Ghost (2009) See more »

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Music by Hikari
Lyrics by Kei Noguchi
Performed by Suitei Shôjo
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It comes in twos.
18 October 2006 | by (the Mad Hatter's tea party.) – See all my reviews

Kyoko is in a car accident with her husband one night and she loses her unborn child and her husband falls into a coma. We learn that this was no ordinary accident, as Kyoko is a horror actress who was part of a film crew who filmed and investigated a haunted house. Soon the crew start falling pray to curse that surrounds the house and strange occurrences fold out.

What a strong and innovative sequel to one of my favourite (if formulaic) modern j-horror flicks. Atmosphere is laid on thick, that's dark shadows and cold chills. Visually it's perfectly choreographed and the non-linear story seemed to be more focused with some refreshing ideas executed. The episodic stories are neatly tied together with the main the story and the characters are fleshed out rather evenly. That said, I thought it lacked the terrifying and claustrophobic images of Taskashi Shimizu's previous effort on "Ju-on: The Grudge". Yeah, there are some standout scenes, but less so than "Ju-on". The big difference you come to see in this sequel is that the house isn't much of an imprint as more often the action occurs outside it, but the presence of it is still embedded. Shimizu's polished direction is definitely sure-footed with great use of film techniques to entertain while keeping you on the edge. Making foot-way are eerie sounds (you can't go pass that drawn out burping!), an effectively well-balanced score and spacious photography. He keeps the story on the move with very little pauses and lapses of logic. Although, repetition can creep in, but for me that factor wasn't that disrupting. Performances (especially Noriko Sakaiare) are relevantly tidy and solidly delivered. The actors do a good job in trapping you in this horrifyingly harrowing ordeal of dread that you simply can't escape when it takes hold. The special effects aren't top draw, or very explosive, but piercingly detailed make-up FX goes a long way in tapping into those unnerving spells that cloud the air.

An unnervingly morbid, taut and cracking sequel, which is basically just as good as it's predecessor.


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