Jump Scares in Ring (1998)

Ring (1998) screenshot
Ring (1998) screenshot
Ring (1998) screenshot
Ring (1998) screenshot

See below for the exact times and descriptions of the 5 jump scares in Ring, which has a jump scare rating of 2.0.

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.

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.

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Jump Scares: 5 (1 major, 4 minor)

Reviews: IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes

Rating: Unrated

Director: Hideo Nakata

Runtime: 96 minutes

Netflix (US): No

Tags: Foreign

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

Jump Scare Times

00:20:43 – The image of a dead girl hiding in a wardrobe with a terrified expression may startle some viewers.

00:48:40 – 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.

01:20:53 – A hand appears from under the water that grabs Reiko’s wrist.

01:28:06 – A close-up of one of Sadako’s eyes suddenly appears on screen. [Video]

01:30:59 – Reiko sees the man with the towel over his head in the television reflection.

(Major jump scares in bold)

Watch with subtitles that warn you about jump scares! Download the .srt file of the jump scares in Ring. [More info]

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