Ringu (1998) IMDb

Commentary

It reads like a non-Christian tribute to M. R. James, perhaps especially the well in “A School Story” (1911), but more generally to the style of James’s maddening direct confrontations with the supernatural, in which the human observer sometimes freezes in fright. See for example “‘Oh, Whistle, and I’ll Come to You, My Lad’” (1904) or “The Uncommon Prayer-Book” (1925).

Japanese production fiction moving picture