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Samara Unleashed! TODAY Co-Host Natalie Morales Surprised In Perfectly Orchestrated RINGS Prank!

You can’t keep a good ghoul down! And if there’s one thing I love about THE RING franchise, both in Japan and here in the States, is that any time a new movie comes out, the marketing team never runs out of ways to incorporate Samara / Sadako into a well orchestrated prank! Case in […]


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 […]


SADAKO VS KAYAKO (THE RING VS THE GRUDGE) Debuts On Shudder 1/26! New Trailer!

This is it! Here in America, we’ve been patiently awaiting the showdown between two of Japan’s most iconic horror villains. That’s right, SADAKO VS KAYAKO! And I know you’ve been waiting patiently too because every time we’ve posted about it (here and here), we immediately saw a huge enthusiastic response. The film opened overseas last […]


A Look Back At Every Trailer From THE RING Franchise!

Yesterday, Paramount Pictures dropped the latest theatrical poster for RINGS, the latest in the Samara saga, which is meant to revive THE RING franchise. With the February 3rd release date looming, perhaps we’ll get another trailer to tease a bit more about the movie before it hits theaters? But regardless, when a new entry in […]


Samara Returns! New RINGS Poster Drops!

It’s been a while since we’ve had a proper sequel in THE RING franchise, at least for the American version of the series. But finally, Samara will return in 2017! February 3rd to be exact. And Paramount Pictures has just released the new poster which reminds you exactly what happens when you watch the infamous […]



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 […]


Weekend Levity – When Jason Met Sadako

It’s the weekend, and with the upcoming work break, that’s reason enough to share a little something that might give you a chuckle. Right now, SADAKO VS KAYAKO (aka THE RING VS THE GRUDGE) is slaying the box office in Japan. I’m dying to this this unlikely battle royale between two infamous Japanese horror icons, […]


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 […]

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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 […]


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 […]


6 Foreign Horror Movies We Want On Blu-Ray

Yesterday, we looked at 6 classic horror titles that, for whatever reason, have not made the upgrade to Blu-Ray, at least commercially here in the States. Cultivating that list of movies managed to get me thinking about a lot of other deserving flicks that still haven’t been given the proper high def / special edition […]