Within a week of watching a mysterious videotape, a group of teenagers are dead. The bodies are found gruesomely contorted, their eyes frozen as if they had seen something more terrifying than any physical threat. The video then becomes an urban myth. Insidiously, an unseen force is pointing its deadly finger at those poor souls unable to resist their curiosity. One of those people is cynical journalist Reiko, who soon finds herself unwillingly drawn into a spiralling nightmare of fear from an unseen, omnipresent threat.
Menacing long after viewing
- Ring review by Jawbreaker
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I can still recall the first time I watched Ringu, albeit on video that added to the experience. To this day it still remains a haunting film, one guaranteed to send shivers down your spine when you review those key scenes in your memory. And yet its so much more than just a horror film; an insight into Japan and a detective story to boot. The characters may try to resist temptation, dismissing such an urban myth before setting the wheels in motion. For J-Horror this was the real shot in the arm that sparked off the genre and brought foreign interest. A nice extra is the full Ringu video tape that comes with warnings. Luckily enough the phone won't ring for you, or will it?