Jump Scares In Ring (1998)

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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

IMDb: 7.3/10  Rotten Tomatoes: 97%

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.

WARNING: The jump scare descriptions listed below may contain minor spoilers
Show Descriptions

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)

Download a .srt file of the jump scares in Ring [more info].