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Ju-On: The Grudge 2 (2003)

Ju-on 2 (original title)
As their curse spreads on, the ghosts find their chance to live once again through the pregnancy of a cursed woman.

Director:

Takashi Shimizu

Writer:

Takashi Shimizu
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Noriko Sakai Noriko Sakai ... Kyoko Harase
Chiharu Niiyama Chiharu Niiyama ... Tomoka Miura
Kei Horie Kei Horie ... Noritaka Yamashita
Yui Ichikawa ... Chiharu
Ayumu Saitô Ayumu Saitô ... Masashi Ishikura
Emi Yamamoto Emi Yamamoto ... Megumi Ôbayashi
Erika Kuroishi Erika Kuroishi ... Hiromi
Kaoru Mizuki Kaoru Mizuki ... Aki Harase
Shinobu Yûki Shinobu Yûki ... Kaoru Ishikura
Takako Fuji ... Kayako Saeki
Yuya Ozeki Yuya Ozeki ... Toshio Saeki (as Yûya Ozeki)
Shingo Katsurayama Shingo Katsurayama ... Keisuke Ôkuni
Fumika Hidejima Fumika Hidejima ... DJ
Hidetoshi Kageyama Hidetoshi Kageyama ... Kazumasa Ishikura
Hiroko Toda Hiroko Toda ... Shojo Yaku no Haiyû
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Storyline

While driving , the pregnant horror-movie actress Kyôko Harase and her fiancé are in a car crash caused by the Toshio's friend. Kyôko loses her baby and her fiancé winds up in a coma. Kyôko was cursed together with a television crew when they shot a show in the haunted house where Kayako was brutally murdered by her husband years ago. While each member of the team dies or disappears, Kyôko is informed that she has a three-and-a-half-month-old fetus in her womb. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and disturbing images | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Would be the last installment in the Ju-on series to be written and directed by Takashi Shimizu. See more »

Connections

Followed by Ju-on: The Final Curse (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Machigai
Music by Hikari
Lyrics by Kei Noguchi
Performed by Suitei Shôjo
Courtesy of Epic Records Japan
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Freaky!
31 May 2004 | by GafkeSee all my reviews

The rage of Kayako and her son Toshio continue in this sequel to "Ju-On: The Grudge." Creepier and scarier than the first film, Ju-On 2 begins with a young couple and a tragic car accident which leaves a pregnant television star named Kyoko devastated. With her fiancé in a coma and her unborn baby supposedly lost, she continues with her blossoming career in horror films. But when she agrees to appear in a pseudo-documentary about the "haunted house" where Kayako and Toshio still "reside," the virus of the Grudge begins anew. Soon, everyone involved with the production is missing or dead, and Kyoko, who has recently been informed that her baby is not lost after all, begins to realize that what she is carrying may not be hers at all.

Ju-On 2 is definitely much more scarier than its predecessor. Disturbing sound effects, jerky camera movements and one dizzy nightmarish scene after another literally left me reeling, feeling as confused and freaked out as the characters in the film. There are some great visual effects here; Kayako and her wild hair spread over a ceiling, tendrils dropping down into lethal nooses; a wig come to hideous life and the ghostly blue Toshio staring out of the darkness. The ending was a work of morbid art, leaving me quite stunned. "Ju-On 2" has proved beyond a doubt that sequels are not always a bad thing, and sometimes, they're even better!

Highly recommended!


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

5 September 2003 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,705,820
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DTS-Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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