(Sadako toy from S.H.Figurarts!)
“Sadako” crawling out of the television set, is one of those celluloid visual images that will remain in my psyche, like, forever! While not exactly having a preference for Western horror shows myself, it is the Eastern fare that grips my fear-spot, and THE RING was one such movie that lingered with me, even after all these years … and one of the more “famous” horror icons has to be the long-haired epitome of a vengeful spirt, that which is “SADAKO”.
In Eastern lore, the female ghost is most times depicted with long black raven hair, that covers here face, least it opens up to a horrific face - be it Oriental, Malay/Indonesian, or Japanese MWAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAA … we never do really see Sadako’s full face tho, but her eye, HER EYE~!!!!!!!!
…meanwhile, here are a few Sadako-themed imagery I’d love to share, because they made my rainy Wednesday that ever bearable :)
(Above artwork by Tik Ka From East)
(Sadako-Cuppa pic via Jason Lim)
(MORE images of the Putitto Series SADAKO VS KAYAKO from Kadokawa HERE on #gachaGachaGACHAAA)
”Sadako Yamamura (山村 貞子 Yamamura Sadako?) is the central character and antagonist of Koji Suzuki's Ring Trilogy novels, along with the numerous film and television adaptations of the books. Her name combines the Japanese words for "chaste" (sada) and "child" (ko). Sadako's fictional history alternates between continuities, but all involve her possessing supernatural abilities that cause a number of unfortunate events for her, leading to Sadako being thrown down and imprisoned in a well. She uses her powers of nensha to create a cursed video tape that will kill whoever watches it exactly one week after viewing it unless the tape is copied and shown to another person, who then must repeat the same process." (Wiki)