New Trailer Drops for The Ring vs. The Grudge

Are you ready for the ultimate in Japanese horror movie terror? The two freakiest characters to come out of the land of the rising sun in the past decade are back and ready to rumble. Vengeful Sadako from 2002’s The Ring has been called back out of her slimy, wet, underground tomb by two young girls who watch an eerily familiar movie. Where do they decide to watch this tape, you ask? Why, in The Grudge’s (2004) Kayako and Toshio’s haunted house, of course!

Although not in English, the trailer is pretty clear to any viewer as to what’s going on. These naïve, ignorant girls get more than they bargained for then they find their way into a creepy, furnished house and stumble across a mysterious videotape. Now they have two ticked off ghosts after them. Will they survive?

I don’t know about you guys, but the idea that the spider stair crawling, rattle breathing Kayako and her red eyed son Toshio are behind me and the long haired, dripping wet Sadako is crawling out of the television in front of me makes me want to run screaming into the night like one of those crazy, frilled lizards. One is bad enough, but both of them? These girls just might be screwed.

The movie was directed by Kôji Shiraishi (Carved: A Slit Mouthed Woman 2007, Grotesque 2009) and stars Mizuki Yamamoto (The Kirishima Thing 2012, Black Butler 2014), Tina Tamashiro (Chasuke’s Journey 2014, Wolf Girl and Black Prince 2016) and Aimi Satsukawa (The Samurai I Loved 2005, The End of Puberty 2011).

Yes, the idea for this film started out as an April Fool’s Day gag. But rather than laugh at the idea, fans clamored for the joke to become a reality, and now, here it is. The Ring vs. The Grudge opens on June 18, 2016 in Japan.

Source: Blumhouse Productions                                                                                      

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