Remember Kayako, the white-faced wide-eyed antagonist of the classic Japanese supernatural horror flick, “Ju-on: The Grudge”? Oh, you know, the same one that effectively became your worst nightmare after the film was released in 2002?
Well, she certainly has been keeping up with the times because guess who now has an Instagram account?
According to the account‘s timeline, it was opened about 10 weeks ago but already, it has quickly amassed about 59,000 followers.
It currently has about 20 odd posts, featuring Kayako and her similarly creepy son Toshio posing in and around their home, in parks, on the sidewalk, and eating meals together, seemingly like a normal, loving family.
This is, of course, despite the fact that we know very well that Kayako is actually a murderous malevolent spirit who kills anyone who steps into her house.
Each post is captioned, “あ゛あ゛あ゛あ゛あ” (aah aah aah) because that’s the only thing that Kayako can say. To be honest, it’s almost funny and parody-ish if it were not for videos of Toshio staring into your soul like these:
The kayakowithtoshio Instagram account was created to promote the upcoming “Sadako vs. Kayako” (貞子 vs. 伽椰子) movie, an upcoming 2016 Japanese supernatural semi-comedy horror film directed by Kōji Shiraishi. It’s a crossover of the “Ju-on” and the “The Ring” series of horror films in which it is the 12th film in both franchises, and will pit Sadako and Kayako against each other.
“Sadako vs. Kayako” was first teased as an April Fools’ joke on 1st April 2015, but was later confirmed to be a real production.
We’ll leave you now with the ultra creepy “Sadako vs. Kayako” trailer:
“Sadako vs. Kayako is slated to be released on 18th June 2016.
For more information, visit the movie’s website.