I didn't like the Ring at all, so I wouldn't have went to see the second one. But this had that loud cat noise with the kid and that eerie hair. Some of the stuff I didn't see coming :)
That's funny, seeing the commercials, I'd swear they were going out of their way to spoil any scene that's even remotely scary. We even see a character get sucked into her sweatshirt in one commercial, "Gee what happened to her?!?"
I just bought Ju-on (the original) today. I also bought Miike's MPD Psycho based on the manga (newly liscenced by Dark Horse!). Oh and Miike's Dead or Alive, but that's more Yakusa. Haven't seen the latter, but I liked the first Ju-on. Still need to see the sequel and remakes.
Ju-on was.. ok. It ended up being a bit slow and more creepy than just scary. Though it did have some scares and more than Suicide Club which was just creepy and a bit dry and weird. Or Stacy Attack of the School Girl Zombies which turned hilariously weird and gorey to somewhat dry. Hellevator / Gusher no Binds Me was neat and a psychological thriller. Also, I need to check out Tetsuo the Iron Man which I found on used legit US vhs of all formats. It's like cyberpunk horror on a Clerks budget.
Also, supernatual thriller manga Deathnote just came out as a two movie set and started as a long running anime. (ANd maybe I'm just saying that so I can get off these damned cursed board and back to finishing that damn series.)
Ok, did I convince anyone to skip this remake of a sequel or sequel of a remake and go check out some other J-horror before they remake them?