Move over Freddy and Jason, two powerful Japanese spirits are about to go to battle.
As I wrote before, I was part of the J-horror craze that began in the early 00’s with films like Ringu, Ju-On, Kairo, Audition, Dark Water, and many more.
But the two that stood out were the franchises Ringu (The Ring) and Ju-On (The Grudge), both centered around a curse and feature a super scary evil spirit. Ringu and The Grudge both lived on to have massive franchises, and both were remade here in the States with sequels (Rings, the third The Ring, comes out in October).
Now, after a brilliant April Fool’s Day joke went viral, Kadokawa and NBCUniversal Japan have joined forces for the ultimate J-horror battle: Sadako vs Kayako.
Grotesque director Koji Shiraishi is behind the camera with Mizuki Yamamoto caught in the middle of the two battling horror icons.
Ju-On: The Final, billed as the final Ju-On, opened in Japan on June 20. Sam Raimi is producing a re-remake here in the States.
Sadako vs Kayako is already in production for release in 4-D next June in Japan.
Shit, here’s a perfect teaser in which the hand of Kayako crushes a VHS tape cursed by Sadako. In fact, I couldn’t help but gets chills watching the two J-horror icons appear in the same trailer – it definitely brought me back to the same emotional place when Freddy vs Jason was released. What do you guys think?