Sadako Vs Kayako is finally coming to the UK courtesy of Shudder and, having seen the monster mash at FrightFest last summer, we can’t wait to see it again. Here’s the trailer!
Sadako Vs Kayako will hit Shudder on 26 January and will finally answer the question of who would win between the contorting, croaking horror that is Kayako and the long-haired VHS-haunting nightmare that is Sadako. For good, maybe. Until the sequel, anyway.
“Hideo Nakata’s Ringu and Takashi Shimizu’s Ju-On: The Grudge are known worldwide as two of the most terrifying and groundbreaking horror films ever made. To this day, horror fans debate: ‘Which of the two is truly scarier?’ and ‘Whose curse is stronger, Sadako’s or Kayako’s?’ No one ever thought that these questions would get answered, let alone think that we would ever see these infamously horrifying demons face off. At long last, Sadako vs. Kayako brings Ringu’s and The Grudge’s two forces of evil into the ring for the ultimate grudge match. Responsible for this franchise-blending is director/screenwriter Koji Shiraishi, who is known for creating unconventional spiritual and supernatural scenes in films such as The Curse, Carved: The Slit-Mouthed Woman, and the Kowasugi series. Now, he brings the characters from Ring and The Grudge back to the big screen as he delivers viewers a wildly fun, tongue-in-cheek thrill ride that finally answers the question: whose curse is stronger?”
The film stars Mizuki Yamamoto, Aimi Satsukawa, Masahiro Komoto, Tina Tamashiro, Masanobu Ando and Mai Kikuchi. It doesn’t hit the chilling heights of the original films, but it’s not really trying to. It’s a “vs” movie, after all, and we had a damn good time with it. Also, you will have the song from the end credits stuck in your head for a very, very long time.
You can read what we thought of Sadako Vs Kayako in our FrightFest coverage here. Sadako Vs Kayako will be available to stream from 26 January on Shudder.