The Grudge 2

2006

The Grudge 2 (2006)

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

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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.

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Critic Reviews for The Grudge 2

All Critics (76) | Top Critics (21)

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

Oct 19, 2006 | Full Review…

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

Oct 19, 2006 | Full Review…
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What's a bad sequel but a revenant soul doomed to repeat itself?

Oct 18, 2006 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Like its progenitor, The Grudge 2 is filled with defective light bulbs, scummy bath water and camera work that makes even teenage flesh look mottled.

Oct 17, 2006 | Rating: 1.5/5

It is a testament to the power of filmmaking that even a waste of time like Grudge 2 can raise a slew of interesting questions to keep you thinking for a long time after leaving the theatre.

Oct 16, 2006 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

Takako Fuji and Ohga Tanaka, as the ghosts, do MTV Movie Award-caliber work by just crouching in a phone booth.

Oct 16, 2006 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

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
Edward Boxler

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Hmmphhh.

Eric Alvarez
Eric Alvarez

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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
Alex roy

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½

I thought this sequel horror film is more creepy and spooky where the cursed spirit Kayako has been released to a new country. But I like the first one the best. I wished Sarah Michelle Gellar's character should stay alive in this sequel. After Sarah Michelle Gellar's cameo, the movie focuses on her sister, but gives her nothing to do. What seems like a totally separate storyline inside an apartment building is more distracting than involving. The scares become very routine and there are so many characters here, that the viewer cannot become attached to any of them. The movie does, however, kick it up in the final twenty minutes or so. And the ending is a lot darker and much more mean spirited than the original, and for that, it has to earn some points for not taking the safe way out.

Dean McKenna
Dean McKenna

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