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(2006)

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In order 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 director Takashi Shimizu on Arielle Kebbel's birthday.
Sony Pictures greenlit this sequel just three days after The Grudge (2004) was released.
Director Takashi Shimizu went to Los Angeles to meet with producers Rob Tapert and Sam Raimi in a small office at Columbia Pictures. The purpose was to develop a story outline for the sequel's first draft, which also involved employees from Tapert and Raimi's production company Ghost House Pictures, producer Taka Ichise, and writer Stephen Susco. According to Tapert, the session was roughly seven or eight hours of people suggesting ideas for the story.
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The role of Vanessa was originally written for Vanessa Lengies, who eventually turned it down to film "My Suicide." The part even bore her name.
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On the "Columbia" logo screen before the feature, the standard logo appears normal for a moment, then the hair grows and the Columbia statuette turns to Kayako as the word "Columbia" changes to "Grudge 2." The screen flashes for a moment as this happens.
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Sony Pictures commissioned Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park, CA to design a Haunt maze for its premiere in the month of October.
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The first film omitted the subplot involving the three schoolgirls which was present in the original Ju-on: The Grudge (2002). The subplot was resurrected for this film (Misako Uno's character is even named Miyuki, just like one of the girls in the original film).
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This movie marked Amber Tamblyn's second Japanese horror remake, with the first film being The Ring (2002) which was a remake of Ring (1998).
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In a deleted scene, Aubrey finds a man playing peek-a-boo with no one on the subway. This is a reference to the original Ju-on: The Grudge (2002), which featured peek-a-boo as a plot device.
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Contrary to popular belief, this film was not a remake of Ju-on: The Grudge 2 (2003); it follows its own unique storyline.
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With the exception of the Saeki family, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Ryo Ishibashi are the only actors to reprise their roles of Karen Davis and Detective Nakagawa, respectively.
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This was Arielle Kebbel's first Asian horror remake, with the second being The Uninvited (2009).
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This was Misako Uno's film debut.
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Shuri Matsuda, who played a nurse in this film, played Kazumi Tokunaga in the original Ju-on: The Grudge (2002), which this film's predecessor was a remake of.
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Yuya Ozeki had outgrown the role of Toshio Saeki, and so he was replaced by Ohga Tanaka.
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This was the longest film in the franchise, with a runtime of 102 minutes, opposed to The Grudge (2004) and The Grudge 3 (2009), which have a runtime of 91 and 90 minutes, respectively.
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This was the first film in either the Ju-on (2002) or The Grudge (2004-2009) franchise to introduce Kayako's mother, Nakagawa Kawamata.
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Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

In the original Ju-on: The Grudge (2002), Rika (Megumi Okina) actually dies at the film's conclusion at the hands of Takeo Saeki. The ending was drastically changed for this film's predecessor, in which her remake incarnation, Karen, survives (she does however die in this film). It was restored for this film, although the circumstances surrounding this death occured differently, in which Aubrey adopts this death scene instead.
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Series Trademark: [bathtub death scene] Toshio attacks and drowns Trish in the bathtub, just like Detective Nakagawa was drowned by Takeo in The Grudge (2004) and Brenda by Kayako in The Grudge 3 (2009).
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