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The Grudge 2 (2006)

PG-13 | | Horror, Thriller | 13 October 2006 (USA)
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Three interwoven stories about a terrible curse. A young woman encounters a malevolent supernatural force while searching for her missing sister in Tokyo; a mean high school prank goes horribly wrong; a woman with a deadly secret moves into a Chicago apartment building.

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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

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What Was Once Trapped, Will Now Be Unleashed See more »

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Horror | Thriller

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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material, disturbing images/terror/violence, and some sensuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

13 October 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La maldición 2  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$586,635 (Brazil) (13 October 2006)

Gross:

$39,143,839 (USA) (10 November 2006)
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Trivia

Yuya Ozeki had outgrown the role of Toshio Saeki and so was recast with Ohga Tanaka. See more »

Goofs

When Trish enters Jake's room, the floor in front of him is empty, and the camera turns to face Trish. When it's put back on Jake there is some kind of sport equipment on the floor. See more »

Quotes

Trish: Time for your bath.
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Crazy Credits

The Columbia Pictures title lady changed into Kayako Saeki with the torch light she was holding flickered on and off, also while flickering instead of saying Columbia it said Grudge 2. See more »

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References Shutter (2004) See more »

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Mundane
15 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Being a huge fan of the original Ju-On movies, as well as the original American remake, I was looking forward to this one. But my excitement dwindled right from the opening scene, as The Grudge 2 quickly became a predictable and mundane sequel. A typical American-ized sequel that sadly didn't follow the unique plot of Ju-On 2.

After Sarah Michelle Gellar's cameo, the movie focuses on her sister, but gives her nothing to do. What seems like a totally separate storyline inside an apartment building is more distracting than involving. The scares become very routine and there are so many characters here, that the viewer cannot become attached to any of them.

The movie does, however, kick it up in the final twenty minutes or so. And the ending is a lot darker and much more mean spirited than the original, and for that, it has to earn some points for not taking the safe way out.

The Grudge 2 is not a complete loss, but it could have been so much better.


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