Ringu Screening at Chapeltown Picture House + live gaming event

Directed by Hideo Nakata

In 1998, director Hideo Nakata (Dark Water) unleashed a chilling tale of technological terror on unsuspecting audiences with Ringu, redefining the horror genre, launching the J-horror boom in the West, and introducing a generation of moviegoers to a creepy, dark-haired girl called Sadako. The film’s success spawned a slew of remakes, reimaginations and imitators, but none could quite boast the power of Nakata’s original masterpiece, which melded traditional Japanese folklore with contemporary anxieties about the spread of technology.

A group of teenage friends are found dead, their bodies grotesquely contorted, their faces twisted in terror. Reiko (Nanako Matsushima), a journalist and the aunt of one of the victims, sets out to investigate the shocking phenomenon, and in the process uncovers a creepy urban legend about a supposedly cursed videotape, the contents of which causes anyone who views it to die within a week – unless they can persuade someone else to watch it, and, in so doing, pass on the curse…

Event/ From 17:00 to 18:00 before the screening, Chapeltown Picture House will host a playable selection of J-horror inspired video games on the big screen that pair perfectly with the film!

Languages:
Japanese

Subtitles:
Full English

Duration:
95 minutes

Country of origin:
Japan

Year of production:
1998