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Samara Strikes In This RINGS TV Store Prank Video!

There have been RING-inspired prank videos in the past, usually in Japan, and when you watch those, you can see people losing their minds. The lead character of the original RING series, Sadako, has really been embedded into their pop culture that everyone knows (and fears) her. Here in the States, it’s been a really […]

Real Life Scares Scary Fun 

These SCARY Window Decal Faces SHOULD Discourage High Beam Usage!

Have you ever been on the road and have some jerk just rev and ride up your ass, then start flashing their high beams at you? What’s the rush?! Well, apparently this scenario happens all too often in China, and one company has come up with a fairly reasonable solution. How ’bout we scare the […]


Samara Returns In The New American RINGS Trailer! Coming This October!

Earlier this year in Japan, the infamous Sadako from THE RING franchise got to go up against Kayako from THE GRUDGE series and duke it out until the er… after-death. But it’s been a long, long time since there’s been any (paranormal) activity revolving around their American counterpart Samara. 11 years to be exact as […]



Ever since we first heard that a movie pitting THE RING’s Sadako against THE GRUDGE’s Kayako was coming, we’ve been eagerly awaiting any news on how the hell to see it here in America! The teaser trailer was awesome. The second trailer was even better. And the marketing for the film in Japan continued to […]


THE RING VS THE GRUDGE On The Baseball Field! SADAKO Throws Out The 1st Pitch!

Seriously, the marketing behind the upcoming “grudge” match between SADAKO VS KAYAKO continues to get better and better. If you missed it, there were a series of public service announcement commercials, Kayako now has an Instagram account and the trailers have been so much fun thus far. Well, today they took it even one step […]


Marketing Win! SADAKO & KAYAKO Encourage Theater Etiquette In These TV Spots!

How else could the marketing behind the upcoming showdown movie SADAKO VS KAYAKO get any better? Yesterday, we pointed out that Kayako currently has an Instagram account you can follow. And in prep for the battle of the century between the lead villains of THE RING (RINGU) and THE GRUDGE (JU-ON) franchises, now there’s a […]

Films Scary Fun 

Kayako From THE GRUDGE Has An Instagram Account

Here at the offices, we’re huge fans of Japanese horror and in particular, both the original THE RING and THE GRUDGE franchises. So naturally, like a lot of you out there, we’re beyond excited for this summer’s showdown between their lead specters. SADAKO VS KAYAKO opens in Japan on June 18th, and we’ve already […]



A few months back, we all got excited by the teaser trailer of SADAKO VS KAYAKO, which takes the lead ghosts from both THE RING and THE GRUDGE franchises and pits them against each other. I don’t know what it is about the concept of a “versus” movies that gets us, but who wouldn’t want […]


BABYMETAL Make Their U.S. Television Debut And Crush It!

Stephen Colbert’s introduction pretty much says it all… “I’m not sure what I’m about to see… but I’m pretty excited about it!” I’d first heard of BABYMETAL sometime last year when a friend forwarded me a live video of the band. It nearly broke my brain, because I could barely comprehend what I was witnessing. […]


SADAKO 3D! Delving Into THE RING In The Third Dimension!

My journey into the darkest well of the J-horror universe continues! I’ve already revisited the original Japanese RINGU and its sequel RINGU 2. Then I jumped to 2002 for the American remake of THE RING, paired up with its 2005 follow-up THE RING TWO. This week, I wanted a modern take on the mythology of […]

Films Real Life Scares 

People Are Straight Up Scared Of Sadako In These RING Pranks

Earlier this week, I revisited the original Japanese RING movies, RINGU and RINGU 2 for my weekly edition of “Double Take.” It brought me right back to that era of vibrant scary Asian cinema that was coming out in the late 90’s / early 2000’s. And naturally, where there’s any spurt of creativity, Hollywood is […]


Revisiting The Original RING Movies RINGU & RINGU 2!

The late 90’s was a strange time for horror. Riding off the wave set about by Wes Craven’s smash success SCREAM, the Hollywood machine began churning out “slasher” whodunits, each one more intricate, slightly bonkers and more sarcastic & cynical than the last. But over in Japan, a cultural phenomenon was about to break that […]


We Talk THE OTHER SIDE OF THE DOOR With Director Johannes Roberts

What if you lost someone close to you and there was a way that you could communicate with them one last time to properly say goodbye? Would you do it? And would you heed the warning that you are absolutely forbidden from “opening the door” that makes it all possible? In THE OTHER SIDE OF […]