Ju-on: The Curse 2


  • Movie: Ju-on: The Curse 2
  • Country: Japan
  • Release Date: Mar 24, 2000
  • Duration: 1 hr. 16 min.
  • Genres: Horror
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated


  • Score: 7.2 (scored by 351 users)
  • Ranked: #2773
  • Popularity: #3708
  • Watchers: 623

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Overall 7.0
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 7.0
Music 6.0
Rewatch Value 5.0
STORY: The overall story was not much different from the first, nor will it be different in the later films. There is a haunted home and angry ghosts that pursue certain people. There were newer characters introduced and new small stories within the film, creating a bigger web, however I felt this installment of the Ju-On series left a few too many loose ends. I realized pretty quick that almost half of the movie recaps the story of the original family from the first movie. It is only after this that new stories begin and some from the first movie are continued. A few parts did not make sense.

ACTING: The acting was about as expected. No one stood out as extraordinary, but no one was horrible. There were more children involved but they were not awkward like some may fear. The cast was suitable for the movie.

MUSIC: Once again, there was not much music involved. The few tracks that were used were okay, typical horror music. The sound effects were not as good in this film; sounds did not always match with actions (that may be because my copy was very old - vcr tape format converted to digital). Perhaps, it is because I have watched the newer American versions as well, but the sound effects are even at times overdone - but the film is old and some older films do that.

REWATCH VALUE: I personally wouldn't really rewatch this one for a long time, perhaps if I was doing a marathon, but eventually I would. However, die hard horror fans might rewatch it often.

OVERALL: The movie was okay. I found it to be a little bit of a let down; I only jumped once. The idea behind it is great but wasn't executed as fully as I would wish for it to be, I may rewatch it once more to see if I missed anything crucial that could make it better. BUT IT WAS NOT TERRIBLE. Just OKAY. I think if you're a horror fan, especially Japanese horror, you should try it.

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