If you’re a huge horror movie fan, you may have heard of the upcoming movie, “Sadako (貞子) vs. Kayako (伽椰子)” that involves Ju-on’s, Kayako and The Ring’s, Sadako. However, it seems as though the scare tactic promos have now moved to social media!
So, if you’ve ever wondered what Kayako and her son (in the Ju-on series), Toshi, do on a daily basis, you can now get great visual updates on their instagram account!
The supernatural horror film, Sadako vs. Kayako, was originally announced in April last year (2015) as an April Fool’s joke but was later confirmed in December of the same year as being a real production, directed by Shiraishi Koji. The new horror movie is set to be released on June 18th.
To promote the upcoming movie, Kayako opened her own instagram account (@kayakowithtoshio) on February 26, and currently only have 29 photos uploaded, but it has almost 70,000 followers!
Every instagram post of Kayako is captioned with a lot of “あ” which is meant to be a deathlike sound, along with enclosed meanings of what she’s saying at the end. She also seems to love using hashtags too.
Their instagram account is a fun way for Kayako and Toshio to allow their fans into their lives, and to give an almost comical twist to their scary characters by doing everyday things like playing at the park, or having a meal at home.
After a closer inspection at Kayako’s instagram posts, you’ll notice that they aren’t a way of creating fear into their fans, but more about creating a bit of humor, or a few gags, and even to display a bit of motherly love with the bond between Kayako and Toshio.
With the movie being released in less than a month, there’s talk about whether Sadako will open an instagram account as well? So horror movie fans, get ready as the Sadako vs. Kayako battle may begin on social media as well as on the big screen!