In 1998, Japanese director Hideo Nakata created Ring, one of the most celebrated Asian horror movies of all time. An adaptation of Koji Suzuki’s chilling bestseller, Ring became a flagship for the Asia Extreme movement that swept the world, and a seminal example of J-horror cinema. More than two decades on, Nakata returns to the well from which his lank-haired antagonist first emerged, hoping Sadako will repeat the terrifying success of the original. Updating the story of a cursed VHS tape, which kills anyone who watches it after seven days, the new film taps into the popularity of supernatural online reality shows.
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