Naomi Watts in a still from The Ring (2002). This US remake was a box office success, but many prefer the Japanese original.

Shock vs dread: how J-horror classic Ring (1998) compares to its 2002 Hollywood remake

  • The original low-budget Japanese version of the horror film used dread instead of jump scares, was claustrophobic and had a great ending
  • The US remake had Naomi Watts playing a strong lead role and 40 times the budget, but lacked subtlety and relied on shock
Topic |   Asian cinema
Naomi Watts in a still from The Ring (2002). This US remake was a box office success, but many prefer the Japanese original.
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