[Watch] Video Essay Exploring why “Ringu” is a relevant horror film in the era of clickbaits
For my other video series (alongside Film Finds), I take an in-depth look at what I consider to be a classic film. In this episode, I take a look at the Japanese horror Ringu (later remade as The Ring in America), the story of a reporter who tries to solve the mystery of a cursed videotape. Though an outdated media sits at the heart of this film, Ringu feels surprisingly relevant in an era of clickbait and shock videos. Most importantly, it calls out the media for allowing the spread of propaganda in the hope of more views.
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