I have always unapologetically said that The Ring (2002) is perhaps my favorite movie of all time (if not, then at least it’s in my top 5). It was the first movie I got obsessed with and the movie that caused my love for horror.
Surprisingly, I had never watched Ringu before today. I hate to compare, but I can’t help saying that the 2002 remake is wayyy better than this one. Still, this was so eerie and creepy, I was unsettled and unnerved every second of the film. So even if it’s not as good (imo) as its remake, Ringu will forever have a special place in my heart for inspiring the 2002 remake.
Also Samara is way scarier than Sadako. Just saying.