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6.7
/10
1,631 Ratings

Ring

Ringu

Directed by Hideo Nakata
Japan, 1998
Horror, Thriller

Synopsis

After the death of her cousin Tomoko, reporter Reiko hears stories of a videotape that kills everyone who sees it exactly one week after viewing. At first she ignores the rumors, but as the bodies pile up, she begins to investigate…

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Ring Directed by Hideo Nakata

Critics reviews

Nakata’s skillful ways of building slow-burn tension and intrigue—with Yoshiya Obara’s sound design and the screechy strings of Kenji Kawai’s score especially contributing to its creepy atmosphere—are certainly easy to applaud. But as with the best horror films, there is also a trove of subtext to unpack.
June 01, 2016
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Ringu has so many singularly arresting scare scenes that of course Hollywood had to come along and steal them wholesale… The success of [the American remake] only proves the sturdiness of the original conceit and the primal pull of its imagery. Its most famous image, of a medusa-like wraith, long black hair obscuring her face as she crawls, then shambles, toward the camera, has become iconic, a figure that stands in for an entire subgenre of cinema.
October 28, 2015
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