Fantasia 2019: ‘Sadako’ Review

Stars: Elaiza Ikeda, Himeka Himejima, Ren Kiriyama, Hiroya Shimizu, Rie Tomosaka, Takashi Tsukamoto | Written by Noriyuki Sugihara | Directed by Hideo Nakata

I am a huge fan of the original Ring(u) movie. I was 17/18 when I first saw it and before I saw it I had heard rumours about how creepy it was. Watching it on VHS only added to the occasion. It was similar to The Blair Witch Project with the hype that had surrounded it at the time, and like that found footage movie, Ring lived up to all of the hype.

It then of course got an American remake (and subsequent sequels), while also getting its own sequels, a prequel and spin-offs. It is now quite the franchise. But like 95% of horror franchises, the quality of the movies is a mixed bag, with the original still standing head and shoulders above the rest. Sadako sees the return

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