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Sadako v Kayako (2016)

Not Rated | | Horror | 18 June 2016 (Japan)
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The vengeful spirits of the Ring and Grudge series face off.



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The vengeful spirits of the Ring and Grudge series face off.

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La batalla de los espíritus: El Aro vs. La Maldición  »

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Despite a rumour about Takako Fuji reprising her role as Kayako in this crossover, the actress stated several times on Twitter that she was not playing this representation of the character. Masaki Saisho, who played Kayako in Ju-on : Beginning of the End (2014) and Ju-on : The Final Curse (2015), is not appearing in the film either, making Rina Endo the fifth actress to play Kayako (counting Aiko Horiuchi who starred in The Grudge 3 (2009) and Kyoka Takizawa who played a younger Kayako in The Grudge 2 (2006)). See more »


Follows Ringu (1998) See more »

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Spectral Showdown
29 September 2016 | by (Miami) – See all my reviews

Demons in Japanese culture, may take human form. Or semi-human form if they prefer. One such demon, Kayako, inhabits a house and attacks those who enter it. The demon Sadako curses and appears to those who happen to see her frightening video clip. Two young women, one of whom is cursed by Sadako, figure that the only way to survive is to pit the two demons against each other. A spectral showdown ensues.

While it is a creative concept and it is an intriguing glimpse at Japanese horror culture, there is not much depth here. There are few twists and even less in terms of dialogue. For a foreign horror film, I expected more shocking behavior, yet it seems to be made for a PG-13 crowd. Little bawdiness and less blood spilled. Seen at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival.

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