The vengeful spirits of Kayako and Toshio return to continue to exercise their deadly grudge against any living person who crosses their paths. Four women's lives become intertwined and ultimately very badly affected when they come into contact with Kayako and Toshio. Driving home one night an actress and her husband hit what they think is a cat. It soon becomes clear they have picked up an extra passenger the vengeful blue child Toshio who causes them to crash. The husband is put in intensive care and the wife looses the baby, but there's a whole lot worse to come. --asianmediawiki Edit Translation
Cast & Credits
The acting with this film was as expected, although the actress that reprises her role as Saeki Kayako (Fuji Takako) improved as far as body movements go. While her expressions and sounds have always been creepy, she utilized her body movements to create even more atmosphere with her character. Each actor and actress worked well within the characters they took on, but no one was a stand out star or super memorable - with the exception of Fuji Takako.
The music and sound effects were not much different from the previous films, but with a franchise known for certain key noises that can be expected, The placement of noises worked just fine, and effectively created suspenseful moments and built up the film's atmosphere; I enjoyed the actual song with lyrics during the end credits. It was refreshing compared to the other films with only instrumentals.
As for rewatch value, it is rewatchable. How often, of course, depends upon the person. I would watch it again after a little bit, especially because I am a huge horror fan. Every once in a while sounds about right, but not right away. If you like horror movies, want to see the Japanese counterpart to the Ju-On franchise, or even just feel the need to watch something a little spooky I would suggest this.