REVIEW CONTAINS SLIGHT SPOILERS.
In the proud tradition of Frankenstein vs. the Wolfman and Freddy vs. Jason, director Koji Shiraishi (The Curse) brings us the J-horror beatdown, Sadako vs. Kayako. As is the case with versus films in the horror genre, the focus isn’t on the fight but on the two mythologies crossing over. Sadako vs. Kayako does a better job than most of bring these two worlds together by establishing the curses of Ringu and Ju-on being seen as on-line urban legends by the general public. Unfortunately two school girls, Yuri and Natsumi, inadvertently watch Sadako’s cursed VHS tape. The two desperately seek help, and end up in the care of a powerful psychic who decides to break the curse by playing the VHS in the cursed house, thus forcing Sadako to go after Kayako and her infant son Toshio. Continue reading