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Writers (WGA):
Stephen Susco (written by)
Takashi Shimizu (film "Ju-On: The Grudge")
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Release Date:
13 October 2006 (USA) See more »
What Was Once Trapped, Will Now Be Unleashed See more »
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Directed by
Takashi Shimizu 
Writing credits
Stephen Susco (written by)

Takashi Shimizu (film "Ju-On: The Grudge")

Produced by
Bill Bannerman .... line producer
Drew Crevello .... co-producer
Doug Davison .... executive producer
Joseph Drake .... executive producer (as Joe Drake)
Takashige Ichise .... producer (as Taka Ichise)
Nathan Kahane .... executive producer
Michael Kirk .... co-producer
Roy Lee .... executive producer
Sam Raimi .... producer
Shintaro Shimosawa .... co-producer
Robert G. Tapert .... producer (as Rob Tapert)
Original Music by
Christopher Young 
Cinematography by
Katsumi Yanagijima (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Jeff Betancourt 
Casting by
Nancy Nayor  (as Nancy Nayor Battino)
Kelly Wagner  (as Kelly Martin Wagner)
Production Design by
Iwao Saitô 
Art Direction by
Akio Kikuchi 
Tomoko Kotakemori 
Set Decoration by
Tatsuo Ozeki 
Victoria Söderholm (uncredited)
Costume Design by
Kristin M. Burke 
Miyuki Taniguchi 
Makeup Department
Chelo .... key makeup artist: aging
Rick Findlater .... hair stylist
Rick Findlater .... makeup artist
Akiko Kawano .... makeup artist
Yûichi Matsui .... special makeup effects artist (as Yuichi Matsui)
Fumihiro Miyoshi .... assistant special effects makeup
Sachie Munemura .... hair stylist
Sachie Munemura .... makeup artist
Deb Watson .... key hair stylist
Deb Watson .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Michael Bederman .... unit production manager
Kelli Konop .... executive in charge of production
Jack Schuster .... post-production supervisor
Yusuke Wakabayashi .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Megan Basaraba .... second assistant director
Matt Corrado .... second assistant director: re-shoots
Charles Leslie .... first assistant director: reshoots
Keita Mizunami .... third assistant director
Yusuke Negi .... third assistant director
Kensuke Ota .... third assistant director
Ryuichi Saeki .... first assistant director
Jun Shiozaki .... second assistant director
Kennedy Taylor .... first assistant director
Art Department
John Marcynuk .... production designer: Chicago
Blake E. Matthys .... lead man (as Blake Matthys)
Blake E. Matthys .... lead man: Chicago
Josh Slates .... research assistant
Sound Department
Vincent Cirilli .... ProTools engineer
Gloria D'Alessandro .... dialog & adr editor
Jamie Hardt .... assistant sound editor
Marti D. Humphrey .... sound re-recording mixer
Chris M. Jacobson .... assistant sound re-recording mixer
Ryan Maguire .... foley mixer
Matthew McKenzie .... adr recordist
Paul N.J. Ottosson .... sound designer
Paul N.J. Ottosson .... supervising sound editor
Daniel Pagan .... foley editor
Daniel Pagan .... sound effects editor
Carin Rogers .... adr dialogue supervisor
Joan Rowe .... foley artist
Sean Rowe .... foley artist
Kevin J. Summers .... sound utility (Chicago unit)
Greg ten Bosch .... foley editor
Greg ten Bosch .... sound effects editor
Kelly Vandever .... sound re-recording mixer
Marshall Winn .... dialogue and adr editor
Special Effects by
Jidekazu Kishiura .... special effects supervisor
Yoshitaka Makigi .... special effects technician
Kimiko Murai .... special effects technician
Atsuko Murata .... special effects technician
Atsushi Shibata .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Dave Isaac Santos Abuel .... animator: Reality Check Studios (as Dave Abuel)
Masako Adachi .... 2D artist: Big X
Hoon Bae .... animator: Reality Check Studios
Dana Marin Fisher .... visual effects coordinator
Jason Howey .... animator: Reality Check Studios
Nobuya Ishida .... 2D artist: Big X
Kory Jones .... visual effects supervisor: Reality Check Studios
Aaron Kaminar .... lead animator: Reality Check Studios
Sachiho Kawashima .... 2D artist: Big X
Kuroudo Kikuchi .... 2D artist: Big X
Kazumi Koshimura .... 2D artist: Big X
Jennifer Law-Stump .... digital effects artist: Pacific Title Digital
Benjamin Liu .... animator: Reality Check Studios (as Ben Liu)
Hajime Matsumoto .... digital visual effects supervisor: Big X
Kurando Mitsutake .... visual effects assistant: Big X
Keita Nakayama .... 2D artist: Big X
Kouichi Saito .... 2D artist: Big X
Masaki Sasae .... 2D artist: Big X
Alison Savitch .... visual effects producer: Reality Check Studios
Sally Sherwood .... animator: Reality Check Studios
Kevin Soares .... visual effects coordinator
Mariko Sugawara .... assistant digital visual effects supervisor: Big X
Kiyotaka Taguchi .... 2D artist: Big X
Shigenori Takekuma .... 3D artist: Big X
Hitoshi Tsukada .... 3D artist: Big X
Vivian Wei .... animator: Reality Check Studios
Naoyasu Yutaka .... 2D artist: Big X
Antonio Torres .... digital artist: Digital Intermediate, Pacific Title (uncredited)
Hideo Saito .... stunt coordinator
Michele Waitman .... stunt coordinator
Michele Waitman .... stunt double
Camera and Electrical Department
David Appleby .... still photographer
Kelly R. Borisy .... key grip
Marc Ehrenbold .... Steadicam operator
Akio Fujita .... assistant camera
Shinji Kawai .... assistant camera
Michael Kohnhorst .... director of photography: second unit
Elizabeth Miller .... second assistant camera: additional camera
Shigeto Mizuno .... assistant camera
Kazuhiro Taniguchi .... assistant camera
Joe 'Jody' Williams .... camera operator: "a" camera, Chicago
Joe Carpita .... second assistant camera: re-shoots (uncredited)
Casting Department
Chuck Dukas .... casting intern
Kevin Goldson .... casting assistant
Dominika Posserén .... casting assistant
Jennifer Rudolph .... casting: New York
Georgia Simon .... adr voice casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Emilia Corbin .... costume department production assistant: Los Angeles
Laura Cresswell .... costume department production assistant: Los Angeles
Editorial Department
Cindy Bond .... digital intermediate producer
Paul Bronkar .... supervising digital intermediate colorist
Dylan Firshein .... assistant editor
Richard E. Flores .... negative cutter (as Richard Flores)
Michael Grawert .... assistant colorist
Yoshie Ishiguro .... first assistant editor
Darin McCormick-Millett .... digital intermediate executive producer (as Darin Millett)
David R. Miller .... digital intermediate executive producer
Kurando Mitsutake .... post-production crew
Jerimiah Morey .... assistant colorist
Laura Morgan .... apprentice editor
Kevin Soares .... second assistant editor
Amy Tompkins .... digital intermediate editor
Music Department
Samantha Barker .... assistant to composer
Max Blomgren .... synthesizer programmer
Remi Dapere .... score coordinator
Robert Fernandez .... music score mixer
Robert Fernandez .... recording engineer
Greg Hayes .... score recordist
Simon James .... music contractor
Simon James .... music recording coordinator
Kory Kruckenberg .... music recording engineer
Hummie Mann .... conductor
Sean McMahon .... orchestrator
Cory Milano .... assistant music editor
Thomas Milano .... music editor
Robert Puff .... music librarian
Robert Puff .... music preparation
David G. Russell .... score producer
David G. Russell .... synthesizer programmer (as David Russell)
David Sabee .... music recording coordinator
David Shephard .... orchestrator
Martin St. Pierre .... orchestrator (as Martin J. St. Pierre)
Richard Temple .... synthesizer programmer: score
Gregory Tripi .... synthesizer programmer
Brian Valentino .... assistant recording engineer
Chandra Cogburn .... music assistant (uncredited)
Melissa Orquiza .... music preparation (uncredited)
Michael Ripoll .... guitarist (uncredited)
Other crew
Krystin Auriemma .... production assistant
Max Blomgren .... synthesizer programmer
Marne Braun .... key production assistant: Chicago
Debbi Burns .... stand-in
Daniel Duka .... assistant: Mr. Kahane
Andrea Eisen .... set tutor
Sara Ellingen .... production secretary: Chicago
Mizuho Endo .... on-set interpreter
Mizuho Endo .... translator
Naomi Hatta .... assistant: Mr. Kirk and Mr. Crevello
Qadree Holmes .... production assistant: re-shoot Chicago
Hideaki Jimbo .... production coordinator
Alicia Johnson .... associate producer digital intermediate
Sachiyo K .... adr voice (as Sachiko Hayashi)
Aaron Lam .... assistant: Mr. Raimi
Asuka Matoba .... location manager
Takuya Michiue .... location manager
Tania Mills .... intern: visual development
Yuri Morikawa .... production accountant
Sean Muramatsu .... dialogue coach
Rosemary Orlando .... production coordinator
David Pollison .... assistant: Mr. Tapert
Miyuki Sakaitani .... production coordinator
Kazuko Shingyoku .... script supervisor
Hiroko Stanhope .... assistant: Taka Ichise
Cid Swank .... publicist
Tsuzumi Takagi .... assistant: Mr. Fukushima
Mary Tallman .... script supervisor: re-shoots, Chicago
Gregory Tripi .... synthesizer programmer
Satoko Tsuji .... assistant accountant
Dina Valenzuela .... assistant accountant
Alex Valhouli .... assistant: Mr. Drake
Catherine Petra Villalobos .... production assistant
Naoko Ihara Witmer .... assistant: Mr. Shimizu
Irene Yeung .... assistant: Mr. Lee and Mr. Davison
Christina Hwang .... title producer (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material, disturbing images/terror/violence, and some sensuality
102 min | 108 min (Unrated Director's Cut)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Sony Pictures commissioned Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park, CA to design a Haunt maze for its premiere in the month of October.See more »
Continuity: When Audrey enters Eason's dark room, she turns on the lights, but seconds later the light is red again.See more »
Miyuki:They say it is one of the most haunted houses in all of Japan.
Vanessa:Yeah, and that anyone who enters gets the curse.
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Movie Connections:
References The Ring (2002)See more »


How does the movie end?
I watched "The Grudge 2" and I'm so confused! It keeps jumping from story to story.
How is it that the Grudge can now spread outside the Saeki house in Tokyo?
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59 out of 70 people found the following review useful.
Not necessarily a "Grudge" to keep, 31 October 2006
Author: rparham from Gainesville, Florida

Sequels are a tricky thing. You have to serve the core audience who saw the first film, while trying to not prove too bewildering to a new audience that may have not seen the original. Horror films are even more difficult to spin a sequel off from, as suspense and scares are often, by nature, dependent on a lack of expectation from the audience. With The Grudge 2, director Takashi Shimizu and screenwriter Stephen Susco have attempted to not fall into that trap by approaching the sequel a little differently, but by the time it's over, unfortunately, it still proves to be a little too repetitive for its own good.

Unlike 2004's The Grudge, which unfolded in a largely linear fashion, The Grudge 2 shakes things up a bit by splitting the narrative between three different plot lines that all take place at different times. First, there is the continuation, essentially, of the story from the first film, where Karen Davis (Sarah Michelle Gellar) is being kept in a hospital after surviving the ordeal of the first film, which centered around a house in Japan where a woman had been killed by her husband and thus created "The Grudge," a rage that consumes every living being that enters the house. Arriving from America to attempt to retrieve Karen is her sister Aubrey (Amber Tamblyn), who quickly becomes embroiled in the same situation as Karen. Second is a plot thread featuring Allison (Arielle Kebbel), an American girl in high school in Japan who is goaded by two classmates to enter the spooky house from the first film and finds that it lives up to its haunted house reputation. Finally, the third plot string plays out in Chicago, Illinois, where Trish (Jennifer Beals) has moved in with her boyfriend Bill (Christopher Cousins) and his two children, Lacey (Sarah Roehmer) and Jake (Matthew Knight). The same day as she moves in, so does a mysterious neighbor, after which everyone in the apartment complex starts acting weird.

When The Grudge 2 works, the best word to describe it is creepy. The horrific imagery, mostly of a long haired, blue skinned Japanese woman and a young child, is unsettling and when they appear on screen, accompanied by some equally disturbing sound effects, it can't help but send chills up and down your spine. However, the circumstances in which these characters make their appearances have used up the suspense quotient of this franchise. By now the rules are clear, when characters are alone and everything seems normal, these beings are popping up somewhere to scare the bejesus out of whoever is on screen and attempt to exact their revenge. It works sometimes, but the film fails to make any adjustments to the situations involving these beings, and you stop really being surprised by their appearance and begin expecting it. Yes, they are creepy, but the circumstances that surround them are relatively rote. Suspense works well when you can't predict what is going to happen, but in The Grudge 2, after a while, it all seems rather familiar.

The film's fractured narrative, while giving The Grudge 2 some difference from the previous entry, works against the film in many ways also. Because it is constantly switching back and forth between three different subplots, it is difficult to get attached to any of the characters. Of course, as this is a modern horror film, the characters are relatively thin to begin with, but with the constant cutting between stories, it becomes enormously difficult to get a bead on anyone and develop much attachment to them. So, when the characters find themselves in peril, you have a hard time feeling much sympathy for them. The Grudge 2 also has a plot twist, which early on becomes reasonably obvious, so when it plays out at the end, there isn't much surprise in store.

The actors are the usual batch of relative no names, for the most part. The girls in the film, which is what the stories largely center around, do their best to cry, scream and shake hysterically, and they are all reasonably effective, but there is nothing revolutionary being performed. Sarah Michelle Gellar reappears for a relatively small role, so she doesn't make much impact, and the other major actress, Jennifer Beals, is also saddled with what almost amounts to a bit part.

The Grudge 2 isn't a complete bomb, by any means, it is more than disturbing enough in moments to provide some general discomfort that horror films should try to apply. However, other than some chills here and there, The Grudge 2 doesn't offer anything tremendously original or scary, resulting in a largely mixed bag.

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