Ringu

Ringu

Ringu

Japanese horror - one of the most terrying movies of the 1990s - drawing on the folk ghost story Banchō Sarayashiki. Follows a single mother and reporter linked to a number of deaths surrounding a cursed video tape. A critical and box office smash, Ringu would lead to a number of sequels, Korean and American remakes, and even a video game.

1998Rating: MA15+96 minsJapanJapanese with English subtitles
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Variety

Variety

Almost entirely free of visual horror and the usual Eastern ghost cliches, managing to suspend auds' disbelief in the hokey story through pure atmosphere.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Has indescribably disturbing moments that frightened me out of my wits.

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Sight & Sound

Sight & Sound

Manages to strike a genuinely alarming balance between the cultural depths of Japanese folklore and the surface sheen of latter-day teen culture.

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