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The Grudge 2

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The Grudge 2
Grudge 2: David Appleby

The Grudge 2

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
97 minutes
Wide Release Date:
10/13/06
performer:
Sarah Michelle Gellar, Amber Tamblyn, Jennifer Beals
director:
Takashi Shimizu
distributor:
Columbia Pictures
author:
Stephen Susco
genre:
Horror

We gave it a C+

What’s a bad sequel but a revenant soul doomed to repeat itself? The Grudge 2 broadens the reach of the Japanese curse that put Sarah Michelle Gellar’s doe-eyed gaijin in the hospital, but the scares are the same: the hair, the tub, the yowling cat-boy, etc. Once again, we’re treated to loosely aligned scenes of half-formed characters (including Amber Tamblyn as Gellar’s brittle sister, so slight the movie nearly forgets she’s there) getting a faceful of director Takashi Shimizu’s croaking, implacable, and, yes, still scary housewife-geist.