Rachel Keller (Naomi
Watts) and her son Aidan (David Dorfman)
move away six months after the horrible
incident on a video tape that effected
both of them with an evil child spirit
named Samara thinking that they are away
from that terrifying real life nightmare
but Rachel discovers a young college
student who died while watching a video
tape which are similar to her past
victims and her son is tormented in his
nightmares about Samara coming to get
Suddenly it appears to be true as Aidan's
behavior has changed plus everyone around
him seem to be killing themselves or are
behaving very strangely and it's up to
Rachel once more to save her son's life
and try to put an end to Samara's evil
deeds even if it means risking her own
life to do so.
There's a nice
beginning with two teenagers Jake and Emily entering a living room
and putting in a vhs tape. There's many
good takes on Jake in a
kitchen room looking around nervously as
well as a shot looking down near a
doorway with water oozing in near him.
There's another good shot on Emily placing her hands on her head with him trying to check to see if she's okay
which leaves a bit of a chill with the
work on it.
A nice moment with Rachel Keller in a vehicle and unzipping a bag to a
corpse with a perfect close up shot on a
ghostly corpse face as well as a great
jumping scene with the ghost of Samara rising up.
A good discussion scene between Rachel and Noah Clay when they first
encounter one another at a festival
A nice shot on Aidan Keller watching
the tv screen and then Samara approaching from out of the TV screen
trying to drag him in with a nice
struggling reaction on his behalf screaming and trying to escape as
well as a good close up shot on him in
bed screaming and Rachel trying
to wake him up and then trying to talk to
him about his dream with him being blunt
to her which looked effective with the
There's a good shot on her trying to put him in a
bathtub with him being reluctant as well
as a good shot on the water running in
the tub as well as a good close up shot
on him anxiously staring at it.
Nice effects shot with Rachel entering the bathroom doorway and
spotting water up on the roof and other
bizarre things along with the water
crashing down on her while trying to get Aidan out and then a good shot on Samara rising out of the tub.
A nice shot on Rachel in
a hospital room looking at Aidan sleeping and then a nice jumping moment
with his hand grabbing her arm.
There's a nice discussion between Aidan in the hospital with Dr. Emma Temple trying to talk to him. The
scene looked dark and effective with him
telling her he wants to go home as well
as good close up shots on his face and
mouth and then a good shot on her getting
a needle ready and slowly poking it in
her neck with a perfect close up shot on
the needle which looked truly painful to
A perfect suspenseful moment with
both Rachel and Samara driving in a wooded area and a deer
approaching with her trying to slam on
the brakes which looked incredibly
suspenseful along with Samara screaming at her not to stop and then a
bunch of deers attacking the vehicle with
lots of suspenseful shots on all of the
attacks on the vehicle.
A good shot with Rachel entering a room and Evelyn standing near a corner
looking down with their discussions
together and then Evelyn herself acting
anxious towards her telling her what to
do about her son and why she tried to
drown her baby.
A good scene between Noah in a living room when he tries to talk to Aidan as well as trying to
take a picture with him and Aidan himself being blunt to him and showing attitude
which looked great.
There's a good scene with Rachel entering a vehicle and spotting her dead
boyfriend with a perfect shot of her
screaming in terror.
There's a nice discussion between Rachel and Aidan in the living room
with her trying to convince him to sleep
and he coldly tells her he doesn't sleep.
A nice moment with Rachel carrying Aidan and placing him in a
bathtub with water as well as a good shot
on inside the water when she puts his
body in and him pleading to her along
with her sobbing. There's a nice effects
shot when his head is placed in the water
and then a rise on Samara.
A good moment with Rachel entering
the living room with Aidan and
demanding at the TV set not to take her
son and him screaming at her
not to give in along with great shots on Samara in the TV screen dragging her in.
Many perfect shots on Rachel climbing up a well in the other world
with Samara trying to climb up after
There's also nice misty shots on Rachel in the woods as well as her walking to a
cliff near an ocean.
Bottom line is that the story was a
bit slow at time especially during the
start of the film as you wonder when it
will pick up as all we spot is the spirit
of Samara trying to kill people in a slow
fashion with the video tape and Rachel
Keller trying to spot clues to rescue her
son from a possession but yet it does
pick up in the middle like the
surroundings around the child Aidan with
people doing deadly deeds to themselves
or wild animals in a forestry acting
vicious too. It was almost done in an Omen
type of style.
We also get the odd jumps too as well as
keys to the plot with a mental patient
and Rachel risking her life to free her
son and go into the other world to put an
end to the evil deeds that is happening
which looked very adventureous.
It's not the greatest movie by any means
but still effective in alot of ways
surrounding the child and as good as the
first one too.
The acting was
very well done like in the first one as
Naomi Watts (Rachel Keller) still pulls it off as
the protective mother in the film showing
nice calm reactions along with other
moments when she freaks out by screaming
during the scary moments of the film. She
does greatly getting emotional and crying
for the choices she has to do to save her
son. a great freaked
out reaction on her after what she spots during a certain part of the story. She brings all of this together and
acting realistic about it all.
Dorfman (Aidan Keller) brings great characteristics
reprising his role as well. He shows nice
expressionless reactions once possessed
as well as having a blunt attitude and
speaks well with his cold words too. He
was almost like a Damien type of
character from the Omen.
He brought alot fo great excitement and
energy for the picture here.
For the cameos in this film let's see
who's worthy here:
It was a shocker to spot Sissy Spacek
(Evelyn) doing a cameo as at least she could've
had a supporting role in it. She was
wonderful in her role as a mental patient
in the film suddenly speaking calmly and
then getting anxious. She brought alot of
excitement in her role and can be well
remembered for her role in this one. It's
nice seeing her do another horror film
like she did in Carrie
and a not too retro flick An
Gary Cole (Martin Savide) is also seen briefly in
the film as an open house agent as he
shows some good spunk in his part of the
film bringing some humor to his part by
acting bubbly like.
There's many great violin
music especially some sad weeping sounds
from it along with some nice smooth
soundingd too. There's also good rumbling
sound effects which really went well for
the story too composed by both Henning
Lohner and Martin Tillman.
Keller: Honey, tell me, what happened
in your dream?
Aidan Keller: I don't remember.
Keller: Let's watch some TV together.
Rachel Keller: It's kind of late,
Honey. Don't you think you should sleep?
Aidan Keller: I never sleep.
Rachel Keller: Then let Mommy make
Keller: Mommy I love you!
Rachel Keller: I love you too
honey, but you're not my son.
Keller: [to Samara] You can't
have my son!
Rachel Keller: I'm not your
[Rachel pushes the lid of the well
shut, trapping Samara]