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Ju-On: The Grudge 2

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“It’s not appropriate to look at the supernatural with the same laws of logic that we apply to the natural world,” says Asian movie fan Bey Logan on the gab track, missing a golden opportunity to dissect the spookiness of Takashi Shimizu’s J-horror franchise. This entry is one of the best in the never-ending series, with an unlucky TV crew unleashing the haunted house’s curse. As in all the jarringly non-linear Grudge movies, the scares play against reason, challenging our belief in time and space (and cause and effect) as the smurf-like Toshio appears under car steering wheels and duvets, while Kayako, his spider-walking mother, crawls out of ceilings. It’s genuinely creepy, although the devotion to no-sense sometimes leads to laugh-out-loud nonsense.

 

Film Details

  • 15
  • UK Theatrical Release Date: October 9th 2006

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