'The Ring' and 'The Grudge' ghouls warm up at Japanese baseball game
Turns out even supernatural beings enjoy Japan’s national pasttime.
The two lead “baddies” from the upcoming Japanese horror film Sadako vs. Kayako, showed their strengths at a recent baseball game in Japan. The film, which will be a crossover of The Grudge and The Ring (or Ringu and Ju-On), is taking a similar marketing campaign to that of 2003’s Freddy vs Jason by introducing the world to the match up.
In true terrifying fashion, which you can see in the video above, the game’s cheerleaders are warming up the crowd when suddenly the jumbo screen in the stadium produces static and reveals a new image. Slowly making her way to the front of the stadium, Sadako (or the girl in serious need of a haircut from The Ring) emerges like magic from the screen and takes to the field, baseball and glove at the ready.
Kayako from The Grudge also mysteriously wanders onto the field accompanied by her ghostly friend, little Toshio. The warm-up gets the ghoulish treatment as Sadako takes to the pitching mound, while Kayako jerks and twitches to get her swinging arms ready.
Despite Sadako’s normally labored and jilted movements, she manages to throw a 96 km/h (59.65 mph) ball to the batter, but the ghoulish girl with a grudge is ready, slamming it into the outfield. Unfortunately, Kayako can only run so far and it’s up to the creepy but speedy Toshio to run the bases. Within seconds the dueling demons are taken from the field and the real game commences.
Sadako vs. Kayako is set to release later this month in Japan. See the trailer here.