So this happened: Characters from The Ring and The Grudge faced off for the first pitch last week before a Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters vs. Yakult Swallows baseball game.
Why? They’re in an upcoming “Vs. movie.” “Vs. movies” are a guilty pleasure of ours: Alien Vs. Predator, Freddy Vs. Jason, Joe Vs. The Volcano, Cats Vs. Dogs, you name it, we’re in. We’re doubly excited about the upcoming Sadako vs. Kayako, which will bring together the two biggest Japanese horror franchises in what promises to be, at worst, a ridiculous specimen that there is no way we are not going to watch.
But wait… The results of the first pitch event are surprising: Turns out Sadako has an arm, and Kayako can pull some chin music down the third-base line. Even better, Toshio Saeki, the creepy little cat-boy from The Grudge, was on hand to pinch run for Kayako, and the kid can move.
We can’t make this stuff up. Just watch.