Following the events of Ju-on: The Beginning of the End, Mai, the older sister of elementary schoolteacher Yui Shono, goes to look for her sister, who disappeared after a year while working... See full summary »
Jealous of his wives love for another man, a teacher from her high school, a man brutally kills his wife and young son. Searching for the son who has missed a lot of school, the teacher enters their house, only to find the dead ghost of his mother, and consequently has a heart attack and becomes a ghost himself. The story goes on to tell of the new tenants of the house and what they experience, and an investigation by two police officers into why so many people are disappearing.Written by
Some characters in the film receive a phone call from an unknown number, which is 4444444444. The number 4 is also a homophone for the Japanese character of death (Shi). This number is often considered a sign of bad luck in Japanese culture. See more »
At this time The Grudge is big in America, a film with a GIANT connection to this one. Since I've found originals to be often equal to remakes I decided to give Ju-On a try. I must say that I was disappointed and not in about equal amounts. While there are quite a few thrills and the film keeps you interested for a long time, it has major disadvantages as well. There neither a beginning to the film (as in what happened to start the chain of events) and no real ending, making it almost safe to say that there isn't really a story. Another thing is, that the thing with the cats just does not get cleared up in the film. I mean, what the heck was that all about??? The last thing to annoy me in this film? In spite of choosing a creepy / funny ending after the last kill the director chose to add 5 to 10 minutes to the film in order to introduce the sequel. A film with lots of potential, it just doesn't deliver it all in the end.
6,45 out of 10 (with a 6 given upon voting)
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