Ring, Part 1

1h 21m | Jul 13, 2022

The first series is one that is central and dear to your host's hearts — its Ring (also known as: The Ring & Ringu) — beginning with Koji Suzuki's under-read classic novel Ring from 1991 and expanding into the first two films adapted from it of the same name, the 1995 television horror film and the 1998 film by Hideo Nakata that ignited the J-Horror frenzy and the broadening of Japanese horror to Western markets. The Fright Files will explore the nature of each work, how all the elements of Ring were perfect for piquing interests in J-Horror, and just how different characters can be when translated from text to screen.

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