Thursday, October 25, 2012

The Great Scenes # 43: Ringu (1998)

Directed by Hideo Nakata

This scene when I first saw it actually creeped the hell out of me. So much so that I slept with the lights on that night and I was already well into my 20's! Ringu is probably the best contemporary Japanese horror film and pretty much kicked off a mini-phenomenon of high-concept, unique supernatural horror films from that country, some of which are so popular, they get remade in Hollywood. The Hollywood version of this film was not horrible however, one thing it lost is the Japanese/exotic atmosphere that adds an extra layer of creepiness to the proceedings.

3 comments:

The Angry Lurker said...

It was a damn good scary scene.

YeamieWaffles said...

This is so creepy man, I can see why it prevented you from sleeping so easy. Scenes like this are why I had to include you in my top three movie/music blogs yesterday, love what you post here.

DWei said...

Yep, not going to bother watching that. I get such little sleep already as it is.