The Grudge 2
From Columbia Pictures and Ghost House Pictures comes the much-anticipated sequel to the 2004 worldwide hit The Grudge. The terrifying thriller The Grudge 2 explores the dark secrets of the grudge as the terrifying supernatural curse is unleashed on a group of seemingly unrelated victims. One by one, they are infected by the grudge, which quickly moves from a burned-down house in Tokyo and spreads to everyone who crosses its path.
“The Grudge 2” follows a different formula for horror, in that there is virtually no blood, guts, or gore in the movie. It seems that most horror movies these days are competing for the title of goriest film ever made. In that context, “The Grudge 2” was almost refreshing. What little blood is shown occurs when a man squeezes his keys so hard he cuts his hand, and a small amount of blood on a dead man’s forehead from being hit with a frying pan. Most of the frights in this movie come from the ghost of a woman and little boy, whose presence seems to cause people to disappear or die mysteriously. The plot seems a bit disjointed at times, especially when a family who appears to have no connection with the ghosts starts being haunted. At one point, a young teenage couple get a hotel room. There is almost no objectionable language in the film. However, the imagery is quite frightening, and quite a few people are terrorized until they eventually disappear or die. Also, the film has a strong occult element. For these reasons, “The Grudge 2” cannot be approved by Dove.