Ju-on: The Grudge 2 (呪怨2) is a 2003 Japanese "J-Horror" film, the fourth in the horror series written and directed by Takashi Shimizu. The film was released in Japan on August 23, 2003.
Ju-on: The Grudge 2 (呪怨 2) is the fourth in a series of 'Ju-On' horror films, written and directed by Takashi Shimizu. The series follows the curse due to the grudge held by a woman who was murdered by her husband in her house. The curse falls on any who enters the house where these events took place. Everyone connected with the house since then has met a terrible fate.
The baseline story in this movie follows a popular horror TV variety show called Heart-Stopping Backgrounds. The show director hears about the cursed house & how everyone connected to that house over a period of time has met with mysterious death, and decides to feature it on the show. To attract a larger audience for the episode he plans to rope in a popular Horror-movie actress [the character Kyoko] and shoots the episode in the house with the TV crew. While not starting off with these scenes, it all follows the story of a cast and crew of a TV show that filmed in the house and leads ultimately to their demise. This story follows the same non-linear path as its predecessor does. Events will weave in and out at different points and will overlap here and there where characters are running into each other.
Director: Takashi Shimizu
Producer: Taka Ichise
Writer: Takashi Shimizu
Cast: Noriko Sakai, Chiharu Niiyama, Kei Horie, Yui Ichikawa, Shingo Katsurayama, Emi Yamamoto