In Tokyo, a young woman (Tamblyn) is exposed to the same mysterious curse that afflicted her sister (Gellar). The supernatural force, which fills a person with rage before spreading to its next victim, brings together a group of previously unrelated people who attempt to unlock its secret to save their lives.
Anna Rydell returns home to her sister (and best friend) Alex after a stint in a mental hospital, though her recovery is jeopardized thanks to her cruel stepmother, aloof father, and the presence of a ghost in their home.
Eight unsuspecting high school seniors at a posh boarding school, who delight themselves on playing games of lies, come face-to-face with terror and learn that nobody believes a liar - even when they're telling the truth.
Rachel Carlson, a successful novelist moves to a small Scottish village to move on with her life after the death of her son. Strange things start to happen when she is haunted by ghosts and real life terror.
Henry Ian Cusick,
In Pasadena, Mrs. Davis sends her daughter Aubrey Davis to Tokyo to bring her sister Karen Davis, who is interned in a hospital after surviving a fire, back to the USA. After their meeting, Karen dies and Aubrey decides to investigate what happened to her and gets herself trapped in the same situation, being chased by the ghost of the house. Meanwhile in Tokyo, the three high school mates Allison, Vanessa and Miyuki visit the famous haunted house and are also chased by the ghost. In Chicago, Trish moves to the apartment of her boyfriend Bill, who lives with his children, the teenager Lacey and boy Jake. On the next door, weird things happen with their neighbor. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Sony Pictures green-lighted this sequel just three days after The Grudge (2004) was released. See more »
When Aubrey goes into the dark room and picks up the picture, the picture should be black. It was in the developer last. It would have had to go into the stop bath to stop developing, and then the fixer to not go black when it was exposed to real light. See more »
Takashi Shimizu can make horror with both hands tied behind his back. For this reason, I found that the American remake of Ju-on: The Grudge was a quasi-disappointment. Fortunately this time around, Shimizu is back in the saddle. Although not as horrifying as Ju- on: The Grudge 2, this chapter of the series is right back on track.
Being another production backed outing from Sam Raimi, the score and visuals felt even more natural than in past sequels. As this saga continues to evolve (as it had better!), there were many "plot thread" subtleties untouched in the Ju-on: 2 that were happily noted. I felt it gave the American movies a necessary departure from the Japanese story.
As I'm sure Shimizu is getting sick of using and stretching the same characters and themes AND because I'm unsure if a third installment is coming, I'll savor this little morsel of horror.
Check it out. Just don't forget to watch Ju-on 2!!!
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