Saturday, September 22, 2012


Ringu, or The Ring, is a 1998 Japanese horror film. There's a 2002 American remake. Wikipedia claims "The film is the highest grossing horror film in Japan ... and is also considered the most frightening horror film in Japan". This is one of those horror movies where I want to yell at the screen: "DON'T DO THAT!"

Moria says, "There is a good and original idea at the heart of Ring... However, the idea disappointingly tails off into a routine paranormal murder mystery." 1000 Misspent Hours praises it. Stomp Tokyo says,
Ringu is a stylish movie that exists to build tension. It starts with the great hook of a videotape that can kill you.... Ringu has a palpably frightening presence that is practically unknown in Hollywood flicks. Frankly, it's the creepiest film we've seen since Audition, which shares Ringu's dimly lit, surrealistic visual language.
It has a score of 97% at Rotten Tomatoes.

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