Latest film based on horror novel series by Koji Suzuki hits theaters in Japan on May 24, 2019
Just when you thought it was safe to enjoy visual media without being attacked by angry ghosts, Japan's favorite restless revenant, Sadako Yamamura, is back again with a new live-action horror movie entitled Sadako that explores the origins of the character.
In Sadako, Elaiza Ikeda plays Mayu, a psychologist charged with analyzing a mysterious girl (played by Himeka Himejima) who is kept in a hospital under police custody. The girl seems to be suffering from amnesia, and inexplicable events seem to follow in her wake. At the same time, Mayu's younger brother, Kazuma (played by Hiroya Shimizu), is a professional Youtuber who seeks to drum up more views by investigating a burned down site where 5 people died.
Based on the 2013 novel Tide by Koji Suzuki, Sadako is directed by Hideo Nakata and features a screenplay written by Noriaki Sugihara. The film stars Elaiza Ikeda, Takashi Tsukamoto, Hiroya Shimizu, Himeka Himejima, Ren Kiriyama, and Rie Tomosaka. Sadako hits theaters in Japan on May 24, 2019.
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