ASIAN FILM - Video
10:59 - 1st April 2012, by David West

The Trailer For Sadako 3D Proves J-horror Is Going Strong

The new trailer has been released for Sadako 3D, the latest installment in the undying Ringu franchise. Sadly, it has no English subs but it is not too hard to follow.

Way back in 1998 Ringu was one of the movies that put J-horror on the global fright map. The story involved a cursed video and anyone unlucky to watch it would meet with a grisly end.

Numerous sequels, knock-offs and remakes later, Tsutomu Hanabusa takes the helm for Sadako 3D, adapted from the novel by Koji Suzuki (can novels be in 3D?), who wrote the book Ringu was based on. Now that videotapes are so last century, the new film moves the curse into the internet age.

Satomi Ishihara plays Akane, a high school student who learns of an online video showing someone committing suicide. Anyone who views it winds up committing suicide themselves. Akane initially dismisses the claims until a classmate winds up dead after seeing the footage. Can she and her boyfriend Takanori (Koji Seto) escape the same fate?

J-horror's first 3D outing was the underwhelming Shock Labyrinth. Hopefully Sadako 3D will pack more chills. Judging by the trailer, you should expect a lot of creepy ghosts with long black hair crawling towards the camera.

The film opens in Japan in May. Given J-horror's enduring popularity in the UK, we might get to see it over here before the year is out.

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