Things are fun and different in Japanese pop culture, and today’s viral video of characters from the horror movie franchsises ‘The Ring’ and ‘the Grudge’ playing baseball at a stadium game is another example of this. The scene was meant to promote the upcoming ‘Sadako vs. Kayako’ film which pits the characters of the two film series against one another in a ghoulish ghost-on-ghost showdown. It’s basically Japan’s equivalent to 2003’s ‘Freddy vs. Jason’ but this video takes that marketing to new oddball levels in the most intriguing way.
The best part is that ‘the Ring’ character launches a 96 mph pitch which gets a solid hit by the monster from the Grudge. Oh but she’s too mangled by the troubles of the afterlife to run the bases, so she has a creepy little boy ghost run as her designated runner. Now let’s play baseball!