The Grudge 2 (2006) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Grudge 2 (2006)



Critic Consensus: A diminished sequel that makes even less sense than The Grudge 1.

Movie Info

When a cast and crew of a TV show start filming in the apparently haunted house, strange things begin to happen to each of them.more
Rating: PG-13 (for mature thematic material, disturbing images/terror/violence, and some sensuality)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Horror
Directed By:
Written By: Stephen Susco
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 6, 2007
Box Office: $39.1M
Sony Pictures Entertainment - Official Site


Amber Tamblyn
as Aubrey Davis
Misako Uno
as Miyuki
Joanna Cassidy
as Mrs. Davis
Takako Fuji
as Kayako Saeki
Oga Tanaka
as Toshio Saeki
Yuya Ozeki
as Toshio Saeki
Oh-Ga Tanaka
as Toshio Saeko
Paul Jarrett
as John Fleming
Eve Gordon
as Principal Dale
Shaun Sipos
as Michael
Ryo Ishibashi
as Nakagawa
Zen Kajihara
as Mishima
Kyoka Takizawa
as Young Kayako
Gwenda Lorenzetti
as Annie Fleming
Satoshi Ninomiya
as Police Officer
Mitsuo Togioka
as Taxi Driver No. 1
Masanobu Yada
as Young Man
as Young Woman
Isao Yatsu
as Older Man on Bus
Akira Sato
as Doctor
Yuzo Mikawa
as Villager
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Critic Reviews for The Grudge 2

All Critics (76) | Top Critics (22)

Some unsettling moments here, but the evil ghost itself is a predictable one-trick pony.

Full Review… | October 19, 2006
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

Vapid, silly and about as scary as an Adam Sandler film.

Full Review… | October 19, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Takashi Shimizu telegraphs scares to the point of numbness. Peek under a table? There's the boy! The room a bit too quiet, is it? It's the girl! All that's frightening are the actors' pained facial expressions, suggesting an epidemic of farty indigestion.

Full Review… | September 25, 2010

It's a random series of attempted frights that fails at every turn.

Full Review… | April 29, 2009
Cinema Crazed

Seven films later, with the conventions of throat croaking and neck cracking having moved into camp, it's amazing that Shimizu can still find new ways to turn the old screw.

Full Review… | April 20, 2008
Beyond Hollywood

Repetition is the death of horror.

Full Review… | March 24, 2007

Audience Reviews for The Grudge 2

A much better film than its predecessor - the premise is intriguing, the scares are more inventive, and the characters are better developed. It's not great, but as far as creepy atmospheric haunted house stories go, The Grudge 2 gets the job done.

Edward Boxler

Super Reviewer


Eric Alvarez
Eric Alvarez

Super Reviewer

The Grudge 2 is yet another sequel to a terrible remake. Where to begin? Like in the first Grudge, the film is plagued with cheap scares, and relies on their special effect to create its "horror", well that doesn't work. If you've read my reviews on horror films, I've stated numerous times that its atmosphere, not special effects that helps create an effective, chilling horror film. The Grudge 2 like its predecessor has the elements absent from the story, and you get a cheap, unscary horror film that tries to scare you by having cheaply done jump scares. If done properly, you can get away with it and still have a great horror film. But with these remakes, they rely on exclusively on that to create the tension. I like atmosphere in my horror films, not cheap jump scares camouflaged with great special effects. The Grudge 2 fails to deliver genuine scares and above all, a great story. Not only that, but the film lacks any good acting. I hate remakes with the exception of a few, and the reason why they are terrible is that the filmmakers try duplicate the original while creating something refreshing that will appeal to the new brain dead audience that think films like this is actual horror. Well, it's not. A terrible film with awful acting, story and minimalistic scares make this a pointless sequel to a remake of a very good Japanese horror film. A shame. I just hope one day, Hollywood gets a reality check and realize how shitty these films are. Avoid if you love true horror.

Alex roy

Super Reviewer

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