Synopsis: Following the death of her niece after watching a mysterious videotape, TV reporter Reiko Asakawa and her ex-husband Ryuji investigate the origins of the tape.
Director: Hideo Nakata
Runtime: 96 minutes
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Netflix (US): No
Jump Scares: 5 (1 major, 4 minor)
Jump Scare Rating: Like most Japanese horror movies, there is a lack of “obvious” jump scares in Ring (Ringu), instead the film relies on an unsettling atmosphere and eerie imagery to scare its audience.
Jump Scare Times
20:43 – The image of a dead girl hiding in a wardrobe with a terrified expression may startle some viewers.
48:40 – Reiko has a vision of her son lying in his bed beside her. Suddenly an image of a man with a towel over his head is superimposed over her son’s bed.
1:20:53 – A hand appears from under the water that grabs Reiko’s wrist.
1:28:06 – A close-up of one of Sadako’s eyes suddenly appears on screen. [Video]
1:30:59 – Reiko sees the man with the towel over his head in the television reflection.
(Major scares in bold)