The Ring Companion

The Ring Companion

by Denis Meikle
     
 
On its release in Japan, Ringu (The Ring') heralded a hugely popular new horror style. Successfully blending science fiction and the supernatural to chilling effect, the film's story interweaves the urban myth' of a cursed videotape with the mysterious death of a psychic girl.

This in-depth companion to The Ring examines the phenomenon from the original novels,

Overview

On its release in Japan, Ringu (The Ring') heralded a hugely popular new horror style. Successfully blending science fiction and the supernatural to chilling effect, the film's story interweaves the urban myth' of a cursed videotape with the mysterious death of a psychic girl.

This in-depth companion to The Ring examines the phenomenon from the original novels, through their film adaptations and remakes, including the blockbuster movie starring Naomi Watts. Placing the films in their cultural context and examining their cross-cultural appeal, this is the definitive guide to The Ring in all its incarnations.

Editorial Reviews

SFX Christmas Gift Guide 2005
"If you've seen a J-horror remake and have had your curiosity piqued, this is a good place to start exploring."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781845760014
Publisher:
Titan
Publication date:
10/28/2005
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

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