First Trailer for New THE RING Japanese Horror Film, SADAKO

"The curse exists! I've seen it!"

We are getting another new film The Ring horror franchise. This one is called Sadako, and it hails from Japan. Not even Japan wants to give up on The Ring franchise!

This latest film come from director Hideo Nakata, who also made the original two Japanese films – Ringu and Ringu 2. He also directed The Ring Two for Hollywood in 2005. I guess he felt it was time to revisit the the story of this creepy, vengeful ghost. I’ll watch it!

This new story centers on a group of people who embark on a journey to find out how to stop the "newborn" deadly curse, which goes viral after a YouTuber accidentally captured a vengeful ghost on camera. Here’s the synopsis with a few additional details:

A young girl with amnesia is admitted to a Tokyo hospital’s psychiatric wing. Raised in secrecy, she barely managed to survive a fire started by her mother who, because of the former’s telekinetic powers, believed her to be the reincarnated Sadako. Psychologist Mayu Akikawa quickly grows fond of her, seeing herself reflected in her solitary past, a lifetime of loneliness. Meanwhile, Mayu’s brother Kazuma, a producer of absurd online videos, attempts to boost his viewership by broadcasting an excursion into the burned ruins of the girl’s house, when he suddenly disappears. Alarmed by the last-seen images of her only family and by several supernatural events linking her new patient to Sadako’s curse, Mayu sets off in search of Kazuma.

The movie stars Himeka Himejima, Elaiza Ikeda, Ren Kiriyama, Hiroya Shimizu, Rie Tomosaka, and Takashi Tsukamoto. The movie already opened in Japan back in May, but it will make is big North American debut at the Fantasia Film Festival soon.

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