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.
In Pasadena, Mrs. Davis sends her daughter Aubrey Davis to Tokyo to bring her sister Karen Davis, who is interned in a hospital after surviving a fire, back to the USA. After their meeting, Karen dies and Aubrey decides to investigate what happened to her and gets herself trapped in the same situation, being chased by the ghost of the house. Meanwhile in Tokyo, the three high school mates Allison, Vanessa and Miyuki visit the famous haunted house and are also chased by the ghost. In Chicago, Trish moves to the apartment of her boyfriend Bill, who lives with his children, the teenager Lacey and boy Jake. On the next door, weird things happen with their neighbor.Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
As Arielle Kebbel had returned to America once production on the film finished in Japan, several sets had to be constructed in Chicago to recreate Japan in order for her to film re-shoots. See more »
(at around 1 min) Trish, under the influence of The Grudge, hits Bill, her husband in the head several times with a frying pan. In close scenes, the frying pan is a heavier cast iron model. However, when the pan is showing in closeups it's a much lighter non-stick model. While this would be very painful, the pan being as light as a nonstick unit, would have not been fatal as the film portrays it as being. See more »
[while Trish is frying bacon]
You're gonna burn them... You gonna go shopping for three hours again today? Leave your cellphone off? You think I don't know what you're doing? You think I'm stupid, eh? Yet you can't make me a simple... damn breakfast.
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The Torch Lady in the Columbia Pictures logo gets possessed by Kayako, causing the logo to flicker (during which the film title briefly appears) and go dark. See more »
In the unrated director's cut DVD are various shots included that were missing from the theatrical release, including extended shots of Karen's death in which blood spatters all over Eason and Aubrey, and a longer shot of blood gushing out from Karen's head. Many extra scenes were included in the unrated Directors cut DVD. See more »
Although the blue, black - haired ghost plot has been done, this film is enjoyable. People took things too seriously. I took this as a popcorn film. The acting could have been better with some characters. Sarah Michelle Gellar did a pretty good job, although she has little screen time. The effects and scares are most of the time pop - ups. The story is a bit messy and has too many things happening at the same time. Some moments are also rather stupid. There are pretty good scares throughout the whole film. I would recommend this film to all fans of the first. If your not a fan, don't see it; you'll most likely hate it.
Rated PG - 13 for mature thematic material, disturbing images/terror/violence, and some sensuality
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