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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.

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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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13 October 2006 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$61,534 (South Africa) (17 November 2006)

Gross:

$1,723,396 (Mexico) (24 November 2006)
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Trivia

Sony Pictures green-lighted this sequel just three days after The Grudge (2004) was released. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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Miyuki: Jeez, Allison, you're such a clutz...
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The Columbia Pictures title lady changed into Kayako Saeki with the torch light she was holding flickered on and off. See more »

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Followed by The Grudge 3 (2009) See more »

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This is one of the better chapters.
15 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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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