I guess versus movies are the hot thing right now. Batman versus Superman, Captain America versus Iron Man and now Sadako versus Kayako otherwise known as The Ring versus The Grudge. I enjoyed both the Japanese and the American versions but it never occurred to me to combine both films into some horror war of scares. Why would these characters meet and why fight? Why not just join forces and perpetually give the Japanese population heart attacks?
Anyhow, after perusing youtube for the official trailer, which was released three days ago, I came across fan videos from people who have been clamoring for such an event. As a matter of fact, TotalFilm, in a recent article, pointed out that this film was inspired by a short film with the same premise.
After watching the trailer, my first thought was, why not? The characters are internationally known, therefore successful. But there is the issue of the story and unfortunately I don’t know Japanese so I can’t really figure out how the teenagers in the trailer get a vhs player and tape into their possession. I mean that’s impossible right?