Ringu 2 (1999)

Hideo Nakata directs Miki Nakatani, Rikiya Otaka and Fumiyo Kohinata in this sequel to the Japanese cursed videotape horror classic.

Not the stamp of the original. This one gets so distracted investigating and extending the mythology that it often forgets not to be a dry procedural and give us some scares. There are about half a dozen scenes that do replicate the craved for constant creep and dread. These save the film. Told in a stuttering, dry style this solid continuation gives very little to love.

5

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