American fans of J-Horror have been waiting almost a year for Japan’s answer to Freddy vs Jason; Sadako vs Kayako pits the creepy ghost from the Ringu franchise against the equally creepy mama ghost from Ju-On (both franchises were remade in America as The Ring and The Grudge respectively). We finally have a trailer with English subtitles from the folks at Shudder, who will release Sadako vs Kayako exclusively on January 26th.
As you might expect, clumps of stringy black hair fly fast and furious!
Official Synopsis: After viewing a legendary cursed videotape, Natsumi discovers she has only two days before she will be killed by the demonic entity known as Sadako. The only solution: pitting the demon Sadako against Kayako, an accursed spirit possessing a haunted house where everyone who enters disappears.
Sadako vs Kayako will be followed by the US theatrical release of Rings one week later, on February 3rd. You can check out the trailer for that film below.
Official Synopsis: A young woman (Matilda Lutz) becomes worried about her boyfriend (Alex Roe) when he explores a dark subculture surrounding a mysterious videotape said to kill the watcher seven days after he has viewed it. She sacrifices herself to save her boyfriend and in doing so makes a horrifying discovery: there is a movie within the movie that no one has ever seen before.