Ring (リング) was released today 23 years ago



Originally released on January 31st 1998 in Japan. Directed by Hideo Nakata, it follows the story of a reporter who is investigating a cursed videotape that kills the viewer 7 days after watching it, eventually uncovering the creator of said videotape, Yamamura Sadako, the vengeful ghost of a psychic and nensha user who was murdered and thrown into a well.

The film proved to be a huge influence in the horror genre and a huge box office success in Japan and overseas, acclaimed by critics. Inspiring numerous follow-ups as a franchise, popularizing J-horror and Asian horror in general, internationally, and triggering a trend of Western remakes, starting with the 2002 American film The Ring.

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