Familiar and frightening faces from two of Japan's biggest horror franchises, Ringu (aka The Ring) and Ju-On (aka The Grudge), haunt humans who get caught in their cursed crossfire in the new trailer for Sadako vs Kayako.

Like something plucked from a horror fan's daydream, Sadako vs Kayako will feature a showdown between the supernatural antagonists from the Ringu and Ju-On franchises. Horror fans living in Japan won't have to wait long to lay eyes on Sadako vs Kayako, as the film is scheduled for a June 18th release. There's no word yet on when it will debut elsewhere in the world. In the meantime, Paramount will release Rings in the US on October 28th.

Sadako vs Kayako is directed by Kôji Shiraishi and stars Mizuki Yamamoto, Tina Tamashiro, Aimi Satsukawa, Misato Tanaka, Masahiro Kômoto, and Masanobu Andô, with Takako Fuji reprising her role as the vengeful spirit Kayako from the Ju-On films.

Originally released as an April Fools' Day video, the concept for Sadako vs Kayako moved forward as an actual film at Kadokawa and NBCUniversal Japan after a positive online reaction from fans.

Watch the energetic and eerie trailer below, and stay tuned to Daily Dead for future updates. Do you think the trailer has a Freddy vs. Jason vibe? Let us know in the comments section below.

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