Not since 2003's Freddy vs. Jason have we seen two horror icons going at it in the same movie. That all changes in 2016, when the malevolent spirits from both Ju-On and Ringu climb into the ring together. And we have the first teaser trailer from this J-horror treat.
The J-horror craze began in the early Aughts, and we were inundated with plenty of shocking thrillers from overseas. But perhaps the two biggest entries in this genre, which are still going strong today, are 1998's Ringu and 2004's Ju-On. Now, the central characters in those two films are going to clash in Sadako Vs Kayako, which arrives in Japan next year.
Sadako Vs Kayako actually started out as an April Fool's Day joke that went viral. Now it is becoming a reality. Both movie franchises are similar in that they revolve around a scary curse and an evil spirit. They have both gone onto spawn numerous sequels and stateside remakes. But this might be the ultimate entry, and god only knows when someone will start production on a domestic remake, but we're sure it won't take long.
Kadokawa and NBCUniversal Japan have teamed up for Sadako Vs Kayako. Kôji Shiraishi, best known for the movies Gurotesuku and Noroi, is directing. Mizuki Yamamoto, seen in such Japanese cult classics as Close Range Love and Black Butler, will be the actor caught between these two warring spirits. Though, we're not quite sure of the plot just yet.
While there are currently no plans to release Sadako Vs Kayako in the States, it will get a 4D release in Japan this summer. This fun teaser mashes up both franchises nicely. We get to see the iconic Kayako hand as it comes out of the infamous well that belongs to Sadako. It might not be Godzilla Vs Kong, but it will have to do while we await that epic, coming in 2020. Sadly, who knows when we'll get to see Sadako Vs Kayako in the states. We will be getting the third sequel Rings this Spring. In the meantime, check out this spooky trailer.