Demons are malevolent supernatural beings prevalent in religion, occultism, folklore, and mythology. They scare, trick, possess, and kill humans. They are a major archetype of horror movies. In this book, film critic Steve Hutchison reviews and ranks 50 of the best horror movies featuring demons ever released. How many have you seen?
Like the previous film, Ju-On: The Grudge 2 is split in converging segments. Some are more interesting than others, like the one involving a horror movie actress. This movie first and foremost exists because sequels are lucrative. There is obviously nowhere else to push this thin concept, but it doesn’t mean we can’t have fun with old ideas. Well, our two creepy ghosts are back and still angry.
Very atmospheric and very tense, the movie knows how to creep us out. The sound effects are blood-curdling and the visual effects are even better than they were in Ju-On: The Grudge. The film is sadder and generally more dreadful than the previous one. There are more slow moments and more jump scares. Kayako, the female ghost, just got scarier and she now pops around every corner.
Those who won’t care about the story or the characters can’t be blamed and won’t care about the film. It is confusing, at times, and extremely repetitive. The procedural is rehashed from every other Ju-On film and helps our heroes figure their problem out but does nothing for those up to date with the franchise. Well directed but not so well written, this one-trick pony is far from memorable.