Ju-On 2 was obviously constructed to be viewer friendly for those who weren't familiar with the first film. Around a month later, Nobuyuki is still a mute and is observed by police officers Kamio and Iizuka. As predictable and 'expected' everything is here, it all really works well enough for me to be able to say it's one of the most effective Japanese horror movies I've seen yet. Please help by introducing to additional sources. Kyôko is informed that she has a three-and-a-half-month-old foetus in her womb.
The legend goes that anybody who has had anything to do with the house has died or gone missing. Even though I had expected the same sort of scares from the gangly crawling dead woman and her son that looks like a Japanese Pillsbury Dough Boy, I was still jumping. The creators of the well known Ringu have struck it lucky with a ghost story yet again with Ju-On, so why push their luck? I may as well be quite blunt when it comes to speaking about the surprises in this film, being that there aren't many. She had been pregnant and lost her child due to the crash, yet finds that she has virtually been unharmed. Because we were given the revelation of how this family of death came to be in the first Ju-On, we're not even treated to any shocking revelations this time around.
She feels that something is inside of her, so she goes to the doctor and her suspicions are deemed accurate. It's not long before she starts to realize that she's pregnant yet again. I expected the same ole' scares that were used over and over again in the first film and my expectation had not been left short. Nobuyuki flees whilst pursued by the surprisingly agile Kayako. Tatsuya's father believes the Saeki house's curse is responsible, so Tatsuya heads off to investigate.
You keep the surround going at it for a full hour and a half, and it's no longer a tactic to scare somebody. There are some trailers for other Japanese horror films, and chapter selections. At the police station, Kamio gets frightened when he sees Kayako, alerting Iizuka and another female officer who go to check his office. Ju-On brought the ghosts with it to the dinner table and provided an unsettling meal. He spots Kayako outside the window, and she suddenly opens and crawls in through it. While driving , the pregnant horror-movie actress Kyôko Harase and her fiancé are in a car crash caused by the Toshio's friend. Kyôko loses her baby and her fiancé ends up in a coma.
Sometime later, a woman named Kyoko helps her brother Tatsuya, a real estate agent, to examine the Saeki house and put it on the market. It's predictable and there's nothing here in content that really furthers any revelations, and you would think that you may want to keep away from this film based on those comments alone. The surround isn't being used every second of the film. Overall Ju-On 2 doesn't bring anything new to the table. I Thought that Ju-on 2 was a great horror film. There are some great shots and effects here that really make the entire ghost aspect of this flick work incredibly well, and with the chilling atmosphere due to terrific sound and lighting, this is one to definitely check out. In the penultimate vignette, Nobuyuki is shown at school.
Yoshimi murders her husband by walloping him with a , and then kills Tatsuya when he visits. The ending was trying to provide us with something we haven't seen yet with the ghosts of 'the curse', but to me I just found it to be way too predictable and the one part of the movie that didn't work out so well. Both ghosts corner Nobuyuki in a science lab and kill him - the final shots of the vignette showing there is an army of Kayako replicas outside, scratching the windows, and still making their ominous death rattle, reflecting on the curse's never-ending, spreading effects. It's pretty clear what's going on though, even with the timeline that's thrown into a meat grinder. With how much has been done in this field, it's hard to use a simple ghost story without anything interesting backing it, and have it be a success. While driving, a pregnant horror-movie actress Kyôko Harase and her fiancé are in a car crash caused by the Toshio's friend.
For those hard of hearing or wanting to keep it down, there are English and Spanish subtitles. Horror film actress Kyoko gets into a terrible car accident under some paranormal circumstances. A second Kayako appears, while he makes an attempt to escape through the stairs. Film companies have twisted an old saying to their advantage, with the motto that if at first you do succeed, try and try again! Both visit another officer, Yoshikawa, who has been driven insane by his attempted investigation of the deaths surrounding the Saeki house. The current residents of the Saeki house, Yoshimi and Hiroshi Kitada, become affected by the curse. Meanwhile, she's been on the job for a horror project that takes place in the infamous house of 'the curse', where a family had been slain by the father years ago.
Overall, a nice transfer that could have used a little extra attention with the grain alone. The film was released in Japan on March 25, 2000 and was later released on on April 14, 2000. Kyôko was cursed together with a television crew when they shot a show in the haunted house where Kayako was brutally murdered by her husband years ago. Unfortunately as a reviewer I can't give this movie any points for originality or for any real new tricks. All of Tatsuya's family save Nobuyuki die from the curse. She is indeed, pregnant yet again.