After debuting in June at the Japanese box office, where it grossed $8,385,267 million, the North American rights to Sadako vs. Kayako — a crossover film featuring the scary female characters from the (remade in the United States as The Ring) and Ju-on (known as The Grudge in the U.S.) franchises — were scooped up by Shudder, the premium horror streaming service backed by AMC Networks.
While we wait for Shudder to lock down a release date, let's check out an official clip from Sadako vs. Kayako. It features a young woman named Keiko. She tells the shop owners, with a playful smile on her face, that she sold a video player and the cursed videotape that was inside of it. She then admits that she watched the cursed videotape two days ago, at around this same time, and received a "silent prank call" right after she finished watching it.
A Japanese supernatural horror film directed by Koji Shiraishi (director of Carved: The Slit-Mouthed Woman, Grotesque). Sadako vs. Kayako is a crossover of the long-running and massively popular Ring and Ju-on series of films - and this marks the 14th film for both The Ring series and the 12th film in the Ju-on series.
After viewing a legendary cursed videotape, Natsumi (Aimi Satsukawa) discovers she has only two days before she will be killed by the demonic entity known as Sadako. The only way to break the curse: pitting the demon Sadako against Kayako, an accursed spirit possessing a haunted house where everyone who enters disappears.
Sadako vs. Kayako will get a multi-platform release in late 2016, streaming exclusively on Shudder.