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The Grudge 2

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We thought that scary, pasty-faced kids with black hair and wide eyes had hit a cultural iceberg long ago, well before this sequel to the Sam Raimi-endorsed Yank remake of the J-Horror flick, Ju-On, emerged on the horizon. And it’s certainly a floater; by-the-numbers stuff with Sarah Michelle Gellar’s Karen (from the first film) popping up alongside her sister Audrey (Amber Tamblyn) for a series of spooky gags involving milk and threesomes (though sadly not together). Anyone else wondering why they bothered can check out the East Meets West featurette, dedicated entirely to why the flick was greenlit, and the self-explanatory – and entirely un-ironic – Storyline Development. But the best goodie on offer here is the 13-minute profile on the man behind the movie, Takashi Shimizu, who’s now heading off to helm his fifth Grudge flick (the originals, two remakes and now another sequel) – a director who’s sadly determined to go down with his ship.

 

Film Details

  • 15
  • UK Theatrical Release Date: May 7th 2007

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