The Grudge 2

2006

The Grudge 2

Critics Consensus

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

12%

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Total Count: 77

40%

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User Ratings: 253,368
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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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  • Mar 10, 2013
    Creepy and atmospheric, The Grudge 2 takes the series to the next level. Picking up where the first film left off, while Karen recovers from the house fire in a hospital her estranged sister comes to her aid and proceeds to investigate the origins of the evil that's inflicting the curse. The story does a pretty good job at providing some retroactive continuity, and at making some sense of the "curse." The characters are also better written this time and are placed in greater peril. With some solid suspense and interesting characters, The Grudge 2 delivers a fairly intense horror film.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Oct 23, 2011
    Silly and nonsensical, The Grudge 2 is way too dependent on long haired, croaky-voiced women to do all the scaring rather than standing firmly on a tight plot and even tighter atmosphere.
    Ilyaas H Super Reviewer
  • Aug 18, 2011
    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 r Super Reviewer
  • Jul 03, 2011
    The first Grudge was a mixture of mythology and straight up horror. It was one of those films you watched at the movies and it was genuinely scary. The sequel fails to live up to the hype. The mixture of plotting is clever, but in the end it doesn't deliver. The whole franchise mythology is messy here and the answers aren't clear or consistent. The Grudge is no classic, but what it did right was deliver a sequence constructed horror film that was quite unsettling. The sequel struggles, and I feel that the issue is the overall acting or screenwriting. You don't have that key actress/acting to hold onto and the wide variety of mean spirited characters is hard to hold onto. I'm unsure if a little extra 30 mins might have assisted with the bloated storyline, more focus on the characters to ensure we care when they meet their demise. There was an intent here, but sadly I don't feel like it connects. 29/01/2019
    Brendan N Super Reviewer

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