The Grudge 2 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… The Grudge 2 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… 2006-10-13 PG-13 PT97M Horror Sarah Michelle Gellar Amber Tamblyn Jennifer Beals Columbia Pictures
Movie Review

The Grudge 2 (2006)

MPAA Rating: PG-13
The Grudge 2 | PEEK-A...BOO! There's not a lot of shocks we haven't seen before in Grudge 2
Image credit: Grudge 2: David Appleby
PEEK-A...BOO! There's not a lot of shocks we haven't seen before in Grudge 2
EW's GRADE
C+

Details Release Date: Oct 13, 2006; Rated: PG-13; Length: 97 Minutes; Genre: Horror; With: Sarah Michelle Gellar and Amber Tamblyn; Distributor: Columbia Pictures

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.

Originally posted Oct 18, 2006 Published in issue #904 Oct 27, 2006 Order article reprints