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Ingrid Bolsø Berdal,
Rolf Kristian Larsen,
Tomas Alf Larsen
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
To keep the mood on the set light, the actors and director would often joke around and attempt to frighten one another. This included a Karaoke session performed by Shimizu, Takashi on Kebbel, Arielle's birthday. See more »
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 »
You see this is the difference between you and your sister, she knows how to faces life.
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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 »
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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