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(2006)

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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.
Sony Pictures green-lighted this sequel just three days after The Grudge (2004) was released.
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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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 still bares her name.
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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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In a deleted scene Aubrey finds a man playing peekaboo with no one on the subway. This is a reference to the original Ju-on: The Grudge (2002) which featured peekaboo as a plot device.
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Misako Uno's film debut.
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Shuri Matsuda, who plays a nurse in this film, played Kazumi Tokunaga in the original Ju-on: The Grudge (2002) of which this film's predecessor is a remake of.
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Yuya Ozeki had outgrown the role of Toshio Saeki and so was recast with Ohga Tanaka.
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Amber Tamblyn's second Japanese horror remake with the first film being The Ring (2002) which is a remake of Ring (1998).
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Contrary to popular belief, this film is not a remake of Ju-on: The Grudge 2 (2003) and follows it's own unique storyline.
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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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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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Arielle Kebbel's first Asian horror remake with the second being The Uninvited (2009).
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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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The first film in either the Ju-on or The Grudge franchise to introduce Kayako's Mother Nakagawa Kawamata.
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Spoilers 

The trivia item 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 by the hands of Takeo Saeki. The ending was drastically changed for this film's predecessor in which Karen survives (she does however die in this film) though it was restored for this film although the circumstances surrounding Aubrey's death occured differently.
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