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Shudder picks up Toronto Midnight Madness closer 'Sadako Vs. Kayako'

The streaming service backed by AMC Networks has acquired all North American rights to the J-Horror face-off set to receive its international premiere in Toronto.

Sadako vs. Kayako is a Ringu-Ju-on (The Ring-The Grudge) crossover as the demons from each franchise battle each other.

Koji Shiraishi’s film follows a girl who learns she has two days to live after she watches a cursed video and tries to break the curse by pitting the entity Sadako that possesses her against a spirit that haunts a house.

Mizuki Yamamoto, Tina Tamashiro, Aimi Satsukawa, Misato Tanaka, Masahiro Komoto and Masanobu Ando star. The film premiered in Japan on June 18.

Sadako Vs. Kayako will get a festival run throughout autumn and a multi-platform release late in the year via Shudder.

“As the home for the best in curated horror, we are excited to bring this fun-packed faceoff between two worldwide horror icons exclusively to North American audiences,” said Shudder general manager Linda Pan.

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