January 11, 2017
Horror Figures Clash in U.S. Trailer for J-Horror Love Letter ‘Sadako vs. Kayako’
The idea of different canonical figures from horror clashing in one realm has left the circulation of pure fan fiction since 2003’s Freddy Vs. Jason (yeah, I mentioned it). Now, J-horror is getting its own iteration of evil against evil in the form of Sadako vs. Kayako, which pits the antagonistic forces from Ringu and The Grudge in a demonic gladiator match. However, as it must always go, humans are in danger, too. So, a girl (Mizuki Yamamoto) watches a cursed video tape IN a haunted house (I mean, come on, that’s a rookie mistake x2!) and whoosh, she’s caught between a demon and a…demon in a fight for her life.
Borrowing iconography from both franchises Sadako vs. Kayako seems to embrace a silly tone while still trying to startle its audience. Horror and humor is a fine line to walk, and it remains to be seen if Grotesque director Kôji Shiraishi is up for the task. See the full U.S. trailer below.
A girl (Mizuki Yamamoto) after watching a cursed videotape together with her friend (Tina Tamashiro) in a haunted house, becomes trapped in a conflict between the two murderous ghosts: Sadako Yamamura (from the “Ringu” films) and Kayako Saeki (from the “Ju-On” films).
Sadako vs. Kayako begins streaming on Shudder on January 26th.
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