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Ju-On: The Grudge 2

Theatrical release poster

Japanese 呪怨2じゅおん2

Hepburn Juon 2

Directed by Takashi Shimizu

Produced by Shin'ya Egawa


Takashige Ichise
Kunio Kawakami
Yoshinori Kumazawa
Haruhiko Matsushita
Hiroki Numata

Written by Takashi Shimizu

Starring Noriko Sakai


Chiharu Niiyama
Kei Horie
Yui Ichikawa
Shingo Katsurayama
Emi Yamamoto

Music by Shiro Sato

Cinematography Tokusho Kikumura

Edited by Nobuyuki Takahashi

Release date  August 23, 2003

Running time 95 minutes

Country Japan

Language Japanese

Box office ¥1.1 billion (Japan)[1]


$1,790,687 (overseas)[2]

Ju-On: The Grudge 2 is a 2003 Japanese horror film and a sequel to Ju-On: The Grudge. The film
was written and directed by Takashi Shimizu. It was released in Japan on August 23, 2003.
The series follows a curse created by a murdered housewife in a house in Nerima. The curse falls
on anyone who enters the house where the murders took place. Everyone connected to the house
since has met a terrible fate. In the film, Keisuke, the director of a popular TV horror show,
casts scream queen, Kyoko Harase, as a special guest to an episode set in the Nerima house. The
curse begins to set on everyone involved in the filming, including Kyoko herself. Like all films in the
series, the plot is told in anachronistic order, with parts frequently overlapping each other.

Contents

 1Plot
 2Cast
 3Home media
 4References
 5External links

Plot[edit]
Like the rest of the Ju-On series, the film takes place over a period of time, and is told in a non-linear
order as six overlapping vignettes. The overarching plot involves the haunted house of the deceased
Saeki family, whose brutal murders caused by Kayako Saeki’s crush on another man led to the
creation of a vengeful curse. Anyone who enters the house will eventually be consumed by the
ghosts of the Saeki family. The vignettes are presented in the following order: Kyoko (京子), Tomoka
(朋香), Megumi (恵), Keisuke (圭介), Chiharu (千春), and Kayako (伽椰子). The plot will be told
chronologically.
Pregnant film actress Kyoko Harase and her fiancé Masashi Ishikura drive home after Kyoko starred
in a paranormal television show. Their car crashes when the ghost of Toshio Saeki appears.
Masashi falls into a coma and Kyoko has a miscarriage. Kyoko encounters Toshio, who touches her
stomach before disappearing, and she tells her mother that he must have been the spirit of her lost
child. Three months later, Kyoko is shocked when a doctor announces she is three months
pregnant. Her mother also suddenly dies.
The cause of her pregnancy is revealed in the other vignettes. Kyoko joins the film crew to record an
episode of the paranormal show at the Saeki house in Nerima, Tokyo. The crew includes director
Keisuke Okuni, ambitious host Tomoka Miura, and hair stylist Megumi Obayashi. The filming goes
well aside from some technical glitches caused by Kayako. At their office, Keisuke falls asleep and
fails to notice supernatural phenomena on the footage. In the dressing room, Megumi is suddenly
pinned to the floor, and a flashback reveals she is mirroring a dying Kayako. Kayako then kills
Megumi.
Tomoka hears disturbing noises in her apartment, namely something banging against the wall every
night at 12:27am. Her boyfriend Noritaka Yamashita goes to Tomoka’s apartment on the night after
filming. When Tomoka arrives home, she finds he has been hanged by a curtain of black hair and is
being pushed against the wall by Toshio, creating the banging noise. Kayako hangs Tomoka too,
who dies exactly at 12:27am. In the present, Masashi comes out of his coma, mute and confined to
a wheelchair, and seems to react badly at Kyoko’s new pregnancy.
Keisuke drives Kyoko home but they spot Megumi disappearing into the latter’s house. Inside,
Keisuke encounters Megumi’s ghost, who offers him Kayako's diary. Keisuke suspects Kyoko
surviving the car crash was deliberate. Kyoko and Keisuke are haunted by Kayako and Megumi’s
ghosts until Kyoko returns to the house. There, she encounters a teenage girl Chiharu trying to
escape, before going into contractions when Kayako claims Chiharu. In her own vignette, Chiharu,
who appeared in Ju-on: The Grudge, keeps phasing in and out of the house at different times until
she dies in the arms of her friend, claimed by the curse.
Keisuke arrives at the house, witnessing Chiharu inside, but only finds an unconscious Kyoko. She
is rushed to hospital and gives birth, only for pandemonium to occur – Masashi is implied to throw
himself off the roof, Toshio appears during the delivery, and the delivery team all die of fright.
Keisuke enters the delivery room, only to witness Kayako crawl out of Kyoko’s body and kill him.
Kyoko awakens and finds her newborn baby waiting for her, which she embraces.
A few years later, a young boy in Nerima encounters a worn-out Kyoko with her daughter, who
resembles Kayako. Kyoko is pushed off the bridge by her malevolent daughter, who departs with
Kayako's diary.
Cast[edit]
 Noriko Sakai as Kyoko Harase (原瀬 京子 Harase Kyōko)
 Shingo Katsurayama as Keisuke Okuni (大国 圭介 Ōkuni Keisuke)
 Chiharu Niiyama as Tomoka Miura (三浦 朋香 Miura Tomoka)
 Emi Yamamoto as Megumi Obayashi (大林 恵 Ōbayashi Megumi)
 Kei Horie as Noritaka Yamashita (山下 典孝 Yamashita Noritaka)
 Yui Ichikawa as Chiharu (千春)
 Ayumu Saito as Masashi Ishikura (石倉 将志 Ishikura Masashi)
 Erika Kuroishi as Hiromi (宏美)
 Kaoru Mizuki as Aki Harase (原瀬 亜紀 Harase Aki)
 Shinobu Yuki as Kaoru Ishikura (石倉 薫 Ishikura Kaoru)
 Takako Fuji as Kayako Saeki
 Yuya Ozeki as Toshio Saeki

Home media[edit]
The film was released on DVD on January 18, 2005.
The PAL version is a two-disc affair, featuring many extras, such as trailers, premiere footage, the
making of, behind-the-scenes footage, interviews, deleted/extended scenes, an audio commentary,
and a DVD-ROM game (a flash version of this game is also available).