Sadako vs. Kayako (2016) Poster

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Sex & Nudity

  • Shower scene featuring no nudity.

Violence & Gore

  • A woman commits suicide in one scene. The scene cuts to her with hair coming out. Not too much blood is shown.
  • A bloodied woman crawls down the stairs. Cracking noises can be heard.


Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The film contains disturbing and gory scenes, but without detail. Frightening scenes which are more prolonged are also depicted.
  • The film contains a realistic and intense depiction of horror that is concentrated towards the end of the film.
  • The impactful scenes include the portrayal of a victim's head being pulled towards the ceiling with his neck stretched unnaturally, as well as a woman's decapitated legs.
  • The battle scenes between the two spirits, Kayako and Sadako, in the haunted house and subsequently in the forest are prolonged and intense.
  • There are also numerous jumpscare scenes throughout the film, usually heightened by the audio and editing. These include the sudden appearance of Sadako behind her victims and some school boys being pulled forcefully into bathtubs or cabinets by a pair of ghostly hands.
  • However, the depictions are not gory and there are no strong details.


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Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • A girl attempts suicide by choking herself, but killed by Sadako before she kills herself.

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